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

Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca), Perpignan: Hours, Address, Palais des Rois de Majorque (Palace of the Kings of Majorca) Reviews: 4/5

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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Concerts • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Annette C
Hemel Hempstead, UK60 contributions
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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Sean2204
Venlo, Netherlands42 contributions
Sep 2020
Worth the visit. Small fee(€4) to enter. Only part of the palace is open to visitors as much of the ramparts are off limits. Would be better if there were more period furnishing as it would raise the ‘feel’ of the place. Jewelers exhibition on that is a showcase for the local gemstone.
Written September 18, 2020
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Adventurelover1990
44 contributions
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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Always Find Adventure
New Haven, CT94 contributions
Feb 2020
I highly recommend coming here if you want some beautiful views of the city of Perpignan. The self-guided tour is also very interesting and worth the small amount you pay for it.
Written May 16, 2020
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icecreamguru
Wodonga, Australia610 contributions
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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CB Ross
Gardonne, France47 contributions
Feb 2020
My wife and I visited this "attraction" - also known as "La Citadelle" - on a day visit to Perpignan. As "seniors" we were able to gain entry for only 2€ each (half-price), but were still disappointed.

The main disappointment was the emptiness of most of the rooms! In other similar attractions that we have visited around France, there has been an attempt to add authenticity with wall hangings and furniture. Here, a few pieces of furniture that almost made the rooms look less inviting. In one area - the Chancellery - it appeared that even the original walls are being covered in order to provide some kind of exhibition room; in another, there was a stage with a large screen at one end, and a projector on a stand in the middle!

The one highlight is going to the top of the tower. The view of Perpignan is amazing - even if the wind, when we were there, was rather strong!

There is a long climb from street level to the Ticket Office and, although a wheeled-appliance way is provided, neither of us would wish to have to push a wheelchair, or even a large pram, to the top!

The gardens were interesting, including some statues in an olive grove.

This could, and should, be a site of historic importance - but it needs someone in authority to take control and not permit it to become just a venue for concerts and exhibitions! More information could also be made available to visitors, as the large laminated sheets are clumsy, and not always accurate!
Written February 3, 2020
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Kevin P
Tempe, AZ332 contributions
Oct 2019
When you think of rotal residences in France, you might think of Versailles, Fontainebleau, or Pau. This is much different. It is closer to Alcazar and other Spanish palaces. This one is pretty much empty but that allows you to really appreciate the architecture. If you are visiting for the day from some other city, like Toulouse, you will feel like you are in a different country when you enter this palace or the cathedral of St. Jean.
Written October 28, 2019
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Jake711
Ramat Yishay, Israel18 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
A well preserved 13th century palace that could've been made an extraordinary venue. Unfortunately, there is little investment in explanations, no audio guide available and the only map offered was a cardboard to carry with me with scant information. Room after room were empty of content and descriptions with the exception of one with old descriptions, dirty and written over. Significant sections of the palace seem to be under renovation, of which there is no warning... After visiting many other sights in southern France (e.g. the exceptional Foix Castle and museum) I walked away with the feeling of a missed opportunity.
Written October 15, 2019
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Garfield D
Winston Salem, NC14 contributions
Aug 2019
Not much to speak about. The castle is what it was and there was some interesting views but I would not call the a "must visit."
Written September 7, 2019
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Nickdhart
Plymouth, UK38 contributions
Aug 2019
Impressive build with good views across the city, a modest entrance fee and a guide in English to borrow. Recommended if your already in the city but perhaps not worth a long trip as it's probably only a 90 minute visit
Written August 25, 2019
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