Perpignan is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Perpignan one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Perpignan is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Perpignan or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Perpignan. Explore the historical monuments of Perpignan with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Perpignan guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Perpignan page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Perpignan landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Perpignan.
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4 Rue Archers, 66000 Perpignan, France
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
King James II of Majorca built this magnificent Gothic fortress-palace in the 13th century. Organised around three courtyards, the palace is famous for:
Its two lavish chapels – the Queen’s Chapel and the Holy Cross Chapel
The Great Hall
The varied stonework of the doors, corridors, stairs, armatures and the main towers
The wonderful v...
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Avenue Château Fort, 66600 Salses-le-Château, France
10:00 am - 06:30 pm
Built in the 15th century by Spaniards, the fortress was famous for guarding the previous border between Spain and France. Its architecture is intriguing for showing a clear metamorphosis of style from medieval castle to modern fortress. It’s quite a popular destination – over 10000 people visit it annually. Today, it also houses a scul...
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1 Rue de l'Horloge, 66000 Perpignan, France
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
This large Roman Catholic Cathedral started being built in the 13th century but only finished in the 16th (there was a lot of war). It’s architecture is Catalan Gothic. The highlights of the cathedral are:
The various stylised furniture
The main altarpiece
The Pentecost hole
The left side chapels of St. Gaudérique, Immaculate Concepti...
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8 Rue de la Main de Fer, 66100 Perpignan, France
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Bernat Xanxo was a wealthy local cloth merchant in the 16th century. This is his carefully preserved Gothic home. On the ground floor, there is a garden, and a vaulted room. On the first floor is a ceremonial room. Of particular interest are the friezes depicting the seven deadly sins and scenes from hell.
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Rond-Point du Serrat d'en Vaquer
10:00 am - 07:00 pm
This is the highest hill on the plain of Rousillon. From here you have a 360 degree panorama of the plains.
This is also an archaeological site. Fossils as old as 4.5 million years old were found here, including those of monkeys, bears, saber-toothed cat, the little horse, lynx, rhinoceros, and elephants… as well the largest turtle known to ...
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2 rue Fontaine Neuve, Perpignan, France
10:30 am - 06:00 pm
Most of the exhibits here revolve around rare or extinct animals of the Eastern Pyrenees and cover birds, mammals and sea life and human fossils. There is also an African ethnological collection, an Egyptian mummy in a sarcophagus. The mineral collection is particularly beautiful. Also see a molding of a fossil the largest turtle ever known to have...
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32 rue Marechal Foch, Perpignan
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The history of this building cannot be separated from that of the city. Once, it was an important Franciscan monastery, a great Gothic hall built on the order of Majorcan Kings. It was turned into a military hospital in the 19th century, at which time its chapel was dedicated to Our Lady of the Angels. The monument, which had retained its historica...