With a footprint of 32 hectares (79 acres) and an imposing series of walls, barriers, and moats, Castell de Sant Ferran serves as one of the finest examples of 18th-century military architecture in Spain. Marvel at the massive fortifications of this fortress, designed as a classical star fort, as you wander its barracks and warehouses. Admire panoramic views of the surrounding plain of Emporda, the countryside of Girona, and the nearby Pyrenees. Learn about the castle’s part in the defense of the Spanish frontier as you explore its inner pavilion and earthworks. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, as the citadel’s large area can require a great deal of walking between sights. PutCastell de Sant Ferran into our Figueres online travel route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Castell de Sant Ferran Reviews
My partner and I took the guided tour. We were the only 2 people on it. It was very informative and a great way to see everything. We got to explore inside the outer walls, learn about the history of.... more »
I loved this castle which is really a large military fortress built in the eighteenth century. We walked everywhere and my kids loved it, there are so many intriguing spot to see. Below is the place..... more »
Castle in very good shape. Accompanying reading materials tell interesting stories from the castle's history, interesting film about castle shown inside. Many buildings are closed however, not many interesting exhibits, just empty interiors and exteriors.
Phone in advance and book into one of the excellent guided tours, they are fantastic (if you aren't claustrophobic!). Allow yourself another couple of hours to do the self-guided walking tour as well. Wear good shoes, my sandled feet suffered due to the cobbled walkways. The stables are definitely the place to visit if you are only there for a short time.
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