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All reviews templar castle great castle interesting place on wednesdays self guided tour large castle no doubt couple of hours de los spanish history national monument old town library walls euros knights camino
Please don't miss this. A moat. A keep. A canon. Cannon balls. A secret tunnel down to the river to ensure water in times of siege. Oh and the library with ancient books. You can die happy after seeing such marvels!
This Moorish Castle is one of the highlights of Ponferrada. Its high, imposing walls have stood for centuries, recalling a time when Spain was dominated by the Moors. It’s on the Camino de Santiago, and the nearby streets and plazas abound in restaurants and cafes...More
This castle, like many, sit atop the mountain so you see it from almost every street in the city proper. It is quite massive so there much to explore.
On the day that we visited, there was a large group of bikers arriving/starting the tour...More
A very good, and well restored Templar castle in the centre of Ponferrada.
Go on a Wednesdays and it’s free !
Visit the exhibition of books upstairs in the palace it has a fabulous collection of old bibles, maps and other books. Well worth a...More
The castle is very interesting and the route well set out with lots of info and some display rooms. The library as an awe inspiring number of bibles from all over the world and from various centuries. The art work and calligraphy is a must...More
You must stop by here if you are en route to Santiago. This castle has a modest admission fee and is absolutely huge. You can visit it by yourself and climb up to get great views of the city and the surrounding countryside. One gets...More