Castell de Castelldefels: The Castle of the Pirates

$ 12,82 per person

  • Self-guided audio tour
    Follow the story at your own pace
  • English
    For both audio and stories included
Castell de Castelldefels: The Castle of the Pirates

$ 12,82 per person

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Overview

  • 2 hours
  • 177 stories
  • 0.00km distance
  • 40 stops

Waltz in the Castell de Castelldefels with a self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an accredited expert. Listen to fascinating stories, based on an award-winning storytelling concept, and gain great insights into the most iconic landmark of the charming city of Castelldefels. Start your tour from the imposing watchtower, outside the castle, and then continue to explore its interior, the famous gardens and the impressive interactive exhibition about piracy. This is an unmissable opportunity

This is an unmissable opportunity to experience at your own pace the Castell de Castelldefels with a captivating audio tour on your phone.

* * Ticket/entrance fee to the Castell de Castelldefels is not included.

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Castelldefels, a little about its origins

Although Iberian and Roman archaeological remains have surfaced in the region, the population of Castelldefels did not begin to take shape until the 9th and 10th centuries. During this later period, the so-called "Spanish Marca" was formed, a territorial buffer between the Islamic emirate of the Umayyad and the Carolingian kingdom of the Franks. The fortifications cast protective shadows over entire villages, like Castelldefels. Naturally, the first record on Castelldefels dates to that period, specifically to 967. The text recounts the church of Santa Maria, "which is in Kastrum Felix". Going by the document, the church and a castle existed in 967. However, not the iconic castle we know today ÔÇô that was a later addition.

Juan Alberto Romero

Art historian and tour guide, he is aware that bringing people closer to the cultural and natural heritage and communicating it with a critical attitude contributes to making our everyday environment a happier place.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Self-guided audio tour on your smartphone (Android & iOS)
  • An activation link to access your audio tour
  • Offline content (text, audio narration and maps) to avoid roaming charges

Exclusions

  • Entrance ticket to the Castell de Castelldefels┬á
  • Live Guide
  • Smartphone or headphones
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
  • App not compatible with Windows phones
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Mandatory items

  • Charged smartphone
  • Headphones

The location

Address

Pla├ža del castell, 1, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona

Starting point

There is no meeting point. The self-guided audio tour is designed to start in front of the parking lot at the Pla├ža del Castell where a ruined tower is located (Pla├ža del castell, 1, 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona). The easiest way to get there is by train (Rodalies Renfe. Castelldefels train stop)┬á or bus (Dr. Mara├▒├│n ÔÇô Pl. Joan XXIII bus stop).

Areas

Castle Gardens | Piratia Exhibition | Santa Maria Church | Can Gomar Tower

Important information

Opening hours

Opening hours for Castell de Castelldefels

Recommended visiting hours

Summer opening hours (from April 1st on): From Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 7pm.*
*Last entrance to the castle at 6pm.

Winter opening hours (from October 1st on): Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10am to 6pm.*
*Last entrance to the castle at 5pm.

Know before you book

  • Please consider that admission fees for the Castell de Castelldefels are not included.┬á
  • This is a downloadable self-guided audio tour for your smartphone, accessible through our app. No live guide will accompany you. No VR / AR is included
  • No live guide or meeting point provided.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Check your spam folder as well
  • Book per device to be used, not per participant
  • An Android (version 5.0 and later) or iOS (version 15.0 and later) smartphone is required. The audio tour is not compatible with Windows Phones, iPhone 6/6 Plus or older, iPod Touch 6th generation or older, iPad 4th generation or older, iPad Air 1st generation, iPad Mini 3rd generation or older.
  • You will need storage space on your phone (100-150 MB)
  • The castle is wheelchair accessible. There is a lift that allows access to the castle.
  • The tour is ideal for all ages, even┬á for children (8-12 years old)

Know before you go

  • Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
  • After booking, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to access and download your audio tour. Please check your email spam folder as well
  • Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged & that you bring your earphones
  • Visitors are advised to wear comfortable shoes (especially for the access to the viewpoints)

Contributors and Bibliography

Contributors

Image Credits:
┬ę Clio Muse Tours

Download the app

To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!

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