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Bonifacio Citadel

Bonifacio, Corsica, France
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Bonifacio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Victoria
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352 reviews 352 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I came to Bonifacio for the day from Alghero - a long trip by bus and ferry - but well worth the effort, including the effort of walking up to the old town. The views from the ferry as one heads towards the cliffs and then into the marina are fantastic. There's an audio tour that you can do or... More

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Palm Coast, Florida
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Must see if in Bonifacio or near by. Plenty of history here dating back to the 11th century. You can take a ferry here to Sardinia (Italy), only a half hour ride. Great vistas from the parapets. 10 on my scale of things to see in Corsica

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France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

The best views are from the sea. Plenty of boat trips to the grotto, we took the ferry to sardinia which only takes 45 minutes. The best views of the citadel were from the ferry half way between Corsica and Sardinia

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berwickshire
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Bonifacio is wonderful old town with small meandering streets full of restaurants, shops and places of interest. The views are stunning and if you have time take a trip on one of the many boats to view the beautiful white cliffs from the sea.

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Badalona, Spain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The citadel is one of the best places to visit in the entire island. It is located in a hill by the sea which gives you a panoramic view of everything. There are some car parks outside the citadel where you can leave your car before start climbing up. (not really expensive). Once inside you just need to let yourself... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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25 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We arrived by ferry from Sardinia and were absolutely stunned by Corsica's promontory of Bonafacio! Nothing I've seen matches this uniquely beautiful point on the island's southern coast. The harbor is very picturesque but the beauty only intensifies as one goes higher to the citadel. We were so taken by Bonafacio that we booked a boutique hotel for the night... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Bonefacio is absolutely not to be missed on a visit to Corsica - the old town and fortifications (citadel) atop the limestone cliffs are both dramatic and stunning. If arriving by car, there are multiple carparks (about 6-7), starting at the sea/port level and then found as you ascend to the upper town. The tourism office is up the steps... More

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aley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We toured the whole island; it was really amazing and i think all couples who love travelling should do this tour. All the cities and towns were great and each one had its own charm, but bonifacio was the BEST. It has these narrow streets with lots of restaurants and souvenir shops. All these streets can take u up 2... More

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Probably the most beautiful city in South Corisca. Lots of history to it. The views around are magnificent. I would strongly advise to be there before 10am if you want to get a car park. If you can't get one after just entering the town, the car park at the Haut Village (think it is P7) is your next best... More

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Southern Finland, Finland
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The most beautiful city in south Corsica with some very nice restaurants. If you don't like to walk, just take the the small train.

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