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The Obelisk is History

This is about the only interesting sight in Port Vendres. After you have passed all the fish... read more

Reviewed May 21, 2017
Glen W
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Kiev, Ukraine
Cruise Stop

We took a 12 day Mediterranean cruise and Port-Vendres was the next to last stop. We didn't see... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2016
Bdroc
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Macedon, New York
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May 21, 2017
“The Obelisk is History”
Nov 29, 2016
“Cruise Stop”
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

This is about the only interesting sight in Port Vendres. After you have passed all the fish restaurants and bakeries on the waterfront at the very end you have something of interest to see. It is typical obelisk but the four panels at the base...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed November 29, 2016

We took a 12 day Mediterranean cruise and Port-Vendres was the next to last stop. We didn't see much about the place online so we didn't expect much. It turns out that Port-Vendres is a very cute fishing village with a variety of restaurants and...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We walked down into the town from our holiday apartment. This is an impressive monument. When viewed from the harbour direction it is above another of the towns impressive sights.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Bill21744
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

This is just an obelisk so I would only stop if passing by. There is little of interest to a traveller and time is better spent looking around the harbour and the natural views it over looks.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HiddenCaviar
Reviewed July 10, 2016

The obelisk represents 4 key areas, notably the liberation of slaves - some interesting history and a fine structure too, worth a little time to look around.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

A bit of history about the area and a nod to America's independence. It's interesting to think about who built it and to add it to your list of obelisks seen. There are a couple of structural elements such as four turtles holding it up...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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