Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca)

Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca)

Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca)
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Castle & Fortifications A royal palace of the medieval Mediterranean Located in the heart of Perpignan, this 13th century palace was for nearly a century the center of the ephemeral Kingdom of Mallorca. Its construction, completed after 1300 in the Gothic style, recalls the status of Perpignan as economic, political and cultural center of the medieval Mediterranean.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Adventurelover1990
49 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
Decided to visit the Palais based on the comments recommending the wonderful view. There were parts inaccessible when we visited therefore this may have been why but it was difficult to see any view due to the lack of access to vantage points. There's not a lot to see, but entrance fee is low at €4pp. Been there, done it, wouldn't rush back.
Written July 25, 2020
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World Prof
Buffalo Grove, IL174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This is the must see sight of Perpignan. The inner palace is surrounded by extensive, restored fortifications. The architecture is somewhat unique, very different from norther European palaces and castles. A visit will also afford great views of the city and, on a clear day, of the mountains. A written English guide is available at the palace entrance.
Written June 30, 2023
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Annette C
Hemel Hempstead, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Superb place to visit - so much to see as well as the palace itself. Garnet jewellery exhibition notes in English as well as french and Catalan which was excellent. Also contemporary art exhibition and a light sound and animation display. Adults and children will enjoy the palace. Only 4 euros worth every centimes.
Written August 20, 2021
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Alimat
Leeds, UK211 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are staying in Perpignan it's worth a trip up to the Palais not least for the amazing view from the top of the Homage Tower, here you get an excellent 360 view across the city, over to the mountains and across to the sea. There's a illustration up there to point out the sites.
The Palais is surrounded by Vauban walls but is much older than that and is currently being restored (in June '09 you couldn't enter the lower chapel because of the restorations).
Just inside the entrance to the Palais (by the shop) there are guides written in many languages to carry round with you as you explore.
Entry for June '09 was 4 Euros for adults.
Written June 13, 2009
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icecreamguru
Wodonga, Australia610 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Definitely take your time to visit this place, there is a modest entry fee but for that you can roam the palace for a while and also visit the Catalan jewellery exhibition - not sure if it's permanently there... Great views from the top of the tower.
Written February 4, 2020
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amy J
New York City, NY78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This didn’t make it into the top 5 trip advisor attractions in Perpignan, and we almost passed it up, which would have been a shame. This is a great historic monument; a glimpse into an ancient fortress. It is quite spartan, without much furniture or art (sort of like the Pope’s palace in Avignon), but interesting none the less.
Written June 26, 2019
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Kate Y
Dundee, Scotland129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Although it's a wee bit of a walk to this palace (uphill in the afternoon sun wasn't fun) it's definitely worth making the effort to visit this lovely place. Unusual in that it was a fortress and a stately home, a written guide explains the uses to which the various rooms in the building were put back in the day. Views from the top are breathtaking towards the mountains and the sea. Little garden with fragrant roses and herbs too.
Written June 5, 2018
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Scott S
Denver, CO225 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
I liked this palace quite a bit - definitely different than others I’ve run across in France or Spain. Some other reviews knocked the lack of furniture inside it, which is pretty ridiculous considering its age. Good views from the top.
Written May 9, 2018
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Pibochen
London, UK572 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
I had read a few of the reviews on here before writing mine and the general theme is that the interior was devoide of furniture. That is true but surly not all castles should be furnished like a theme park attraction. A little imagination will go a long way. The architecture is impressive (there aren't many in France that look like this) as was the view from the top of the tower. When you are up there, you need to realise that there were no buildings for miles around the castle. Now, it overlooks blocks of flats, so just look beyond them! The interrior walls, although bare and not covered with tapestry, is of a special local building style, so it's worth having a look.

There is a lot of information on the history of the castle in the rooms. Yes it's in French, but there are summary plagues in English, German, Dutch, Spanish and Russian, if I remember correctly. If you can read French, then persever, as you will get a good understanding of the strategic importance of Perpignan in the Middle Ages and also about the Kingdom.
Written September 7, 2014
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Rockfist
Dublin, Ireland781 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
This is very well worth doing. There is a lot to do in it and all ends with a stunning stunning 360 degree breathtaking view of Perpignan.
Written July 18, 2013
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