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THE CASTILLET AND THE CASA PAIRAL MUSEUM

PERPIGNAN
Castles and defenses sites
Place de Verdun
66000 PERPIGNAN
France

Regarding

This building is the emblem of the town and it's the ancient city gate.
The main body, the "Grand Castillet", is built in red bricks and marble from Baixas and it belongs to the Aragonese age. It was built in 1368 and then transformed by Luis XI who added the terrace and the red brick turret crowned by a dome.
The second gate, "la porte Notre Dame", was built in the same period. During XVII and XVIII century the building became a prison.
At present it houses the Museum of the history of Northern Catalonia "Joseph Deloncle" (see the "museums" section of the website).
You have to climb 142 stairs to reach the top of the building.

Museum themeArts and popular traditions, Professions
Pets welcomeno

Spoken languages

French

Labels and brands

Classé aux monuments historiques Musée de France Pays et villes d'art et d'histoire
Pass Patrimoine - Heritage passyes