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.
Great site and well positioned for photo opportunities. History behind this is fascinating. Don't miss. more »
Nice and quick spot to stop off at. There are lots of shops and restaurants around. It is riverside and in the winter there is like a winter festival going around all around. The decorate each of..... more »
A fantastic movie theatre, specialising in global cinema
Great place showing films from all over the world
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