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Chapelle St Dominique built around 1245 is owned and managed by the city of Perpignan. The huge complex comprises a church, a hall and various other structures including the kitchen and refectory. It has undergone major modifications and renovation over the period of time. The chapel is open to public only during events like concerts and local festivals. However, you can admire the chapel from outside. For further details call ahead.
Prieure du Monastir del Camp or the Priory of the Monastir del Camp is a compelling facade that was used as a fortification during the ancient times. The place houses a church now and is a popular tourist destination owing to its grand Gothic structure. With the history of this structure spanning several centuries, Prieure du Monastir del Camp has several tales to share. The church here is not functional today, but its altar and beauty exudes ancient charm. The place is sometimes used for events and shows, which are attended in large numbers. If you are interested in historical monuments, a visit to Prieure du Monastir del Camp is mandatory.
Aqualand is where water babies would want to be. With thrill rides, a clean pool and loads of chills, this place attracts picnic and outdoor revelers. Spacious and having some of the best outdoor equipment and safety system, children love this place right to the core. The family can participate in any of the the 15 rides on site here. For more details and ticket prices, call ahead or check website.
Popularly known as the Elne Cathedral, the Cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Eln has references dating back to the 5th Century. This cathedral is now a very popular tourist destination not only for its architecture but also for the historic tales. A important bishop seat, the Cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne has an ornate altsr and beautiful intricate carvings. For all those interested in spiritual enlightenment or history, Cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie-et-Sainte-Julie d'Elne is a must visit.
Located in the commune of Salses-le-Chateau, the Forteresse de Salses is a Spanish fort built at then end of the 15th century. A striking feature of the fortress is its architecture, which is said to be a mix between the medieval castle and the modern fort design. The visiting hours are seasonal, so do see the website for information.
Located bang opposite the Castle de Valmy, the Parc de Valmy, spread over 6 odd hectares is a refreshing tourist destination filled with luscious greens. Formerly a private property, it has now been acquired by the town, and is open to the public during different hours that vary with seasons. Take a breather as you walk on the widespread trail and take in the wonderful views of the distant coastline and the city. You can also spend a day picnicking here, for the place is dotted with different picnic areas and pleasing fountains. Tours are conducted regularly and several concerts and other festivals are held here as well. To know more about the park, check the website.
Located on the border between France and Spain, the mountain of Puig Neulós rises at a height of 1256 meters (4121 feet) above the sea level. Access to the mountain on the French side is restricted to military personnel while the Spanish side is a popular hiking spot.
Under the Spanish rule in 1674 and taken back by Schomberg the following year is the Fort de Bellegarde in Le Perthus. The fort served as a prison during World War II. The fort's structure is a well-preserved and entertains public visits only from June to September. In 1967, it was declared a Historic Monument by the French Ministry of Culture.
The Requesens Castle in la Jonquera dates back to the 9th Century. Now only in its ruins, the castle makes for a scenic view atop a hill and surrounded by lush greenery. The castle underwent renovation during the 19th Century and its ancient architecture made way for a Neo-medieval styled structure. However, its chapel, merlons and the edifice have still retained the old charm. A visit to this historic structure is a must if you are exploring the municipality of la Jonquera.
The Caixa de Rotllan is a historic monument located in the Pyrénées-Orientales region of France and erected in honor of Roland, the great Grankish warrior who was killed by the Basques in the Roncevaux Pass Battle. The Neolithic tomb consists of three standing granite stones with a thick stone roof on top, creating a small burial chamber. It is believed that after his death, Roland's body was carried by his trustworthy horse Veillantif, back to the village of Vallespir where he lived and later buried here under the stone dolmen.
The monastery of Sant Quirze de Colera in Rabos is a registered site under Spanish Property of Cultural Interest. The monastery is tucked amidst the scenic backdrop of the Albera mountains and a stretch of serene meadows. The history of this Benedictine styled structure can be traced to the 11th Century.
Located near the banks of the River Berre, Pech Maho is a prehistoric oppidum or fortress. It was used as a trading center before the Roman settlement. It dates back to the 6th Century BCE. Excavations at the site show evidence of funerals and rituals having been performed here. The Sigean Museum displays the historical artifacts pertaining to this site. Pech Maho can be visited with a guide from the museum.