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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
It was a dreary grey rainy day unfortunately but the size and condition of the castle impressed.
I am really interested in the Templar history but all but a few exhibits and history details were solely in Spanish and so I didn’t really find out...More
A must see in Ponferrada. This extensive Templar castle complex has been well restored. You can climb up to the walls and parapets to get good views of the city and the castle complex. It was free to visit on Wednesdays when I was there....More
This castle looks different to most I've seen. Inside is a vast expanse, and you can go along the ramparts from different points, getting many good views of the surrounding landscape
Especially good in warm weather or at least when sunny