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Castillet, Perpignan

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Castillet was formerly the gate of the city and then a prison. Now it's a historic monument where you can explore the Catalan Museum of Arts and Popular Traditions. The building is known for its variation on military architecture, featuring turrets, crowning battlements, and Moorish-style consoles. The structure was built as a strong defensive castle, but over time it also has served as a prison and a public building. Alterations include the addition of statuary and the removal of certain defensive components, such as the drawbridge. However, you can still see the battlements, barred windows, and domed watchtower. Use our Perpignan driving holiday planner to visit Castillet on your trip to Perpignan, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A great looking castle, really colourful and well maintained, as were all the canal lawns and gardens nearby. Loved the Catalan flag flying on the top! 
    A great looking castle, really colourful and well maintained, as were all the canal lawns and gardens nearby. Loved the Catalan flag flying on the top!  more »
  • This building was part of the fortifications of Perpignan, has been a prison and is now a museum. It is the focal point for locals, near the old bridge across the Canal de Midi where Galleries... 
    This building was part of the fortifications of Perpignan, has been a prison and is now a museum. It is the focal point for locals, near the old bridge across the Canal de Midi where Galleries...  more »
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  • Excellent Movie, We are only 8 persons watched that movie "No time to Die". Good environment, friendly staffs, not expensive.
  • The cinema Castillet is a great cinema, in the heart of Perpignan city. The cinema continues to showcase a brillant offering of films that may not have the big marketing budget of the more commercial and franchise films. Seats are super comfy and well spaced and staff are friendly.

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