The royal castle is closed until further notice
The royal castle
belongs to the Departmental Council 66
. Immersed in the sea and ideally located in the city center, it is one of the little marvels of Collioure, by its history, its beauty and its imposing aspect. It was also classified as a Historic Monument in 1922. The first fortification at this location is that of a Roman castrum
The little extra to fully enjoy the visit is to attend a guided tour, it immerses you in the world of the castle. Also shows and exhibitions are regularly organized, and it hosts many events, including the Christmas Court (Christmas shops in the castle). A little history ...
The castle found its place above a rocky outcrop of about thirty meters, today, completely buried by construction. It is located on the site of the first Iberian city dating from the 6th century BC and testifying to the presence of a fishing port.From the 12th century, the castle was occupied in turn by different kings from different kingdoms. The Royal Castle was a centerpiece of the city's defensive system, a commercial port and a fortified town in fact unite in the walls of this castle. There will be three main phases of construction. The castle was entirely rebuilt by the kings of Majorca
in the 13th century to become their summer residence. In the 14th century, the kings of Aragon reorganized the fortifications to make them a military fortification. In the 17th century, Vauban erected the outer enclosure, leveled the village which was in the ramparts and fitted out the glazes. In 1939, the fortress was transformed into a prison. PRICES:
Full price: 4 €
Reduced price: 3 €
Half-price: 2 € (student ≥ 12 years old, senior ≥ 65 years old and group of more than 15 people)
Free for children under 12 and school groups OPEN:
From November to March: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:15 p.m.)
From April, May, June and September, October: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last entry 5:15 p.m.).
From July and August: 9:30 am to 6:30 pm CLOSED :
January 1st ; May, the 1st ; August 15 and 16, December 25 and 31.
Please note that guided tours of the Royal Castle are free for all groups of students regardless of their nationality.