Capital of the Eastern Pyrenees and bordering with Spain, Perpignan is a unique destination that you can't miss. The city is in a privileged setting, next to the Mediterranean coast and the impressive Canigó massif, i.e., right between the sea and mountains. Come by train and discover it with Renfe!

It is a city filled with life and its busy cultural schedule is proof of this. There is an almost endless list of plans with things to do in Perpignan. Visit its food and street markets and let yourself be transported to other distant places through its smells, colours and spices. Fall in love with the charm of antique dealers in the narrow streets of Maillol. Or simply stroll around its streets or along the banks of the Canal de la Basse with your camera and in good company.

As the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mallorca, there is still a unique medieval heritage, where the Gothic style stands out. The Town Hall, Casa Xanxo or the Lonja del Mar are proof of this. Are you going to miss it?

Discover what to see in Perpignan:

  • Palace of the Kings of Mallorca. Also known as Perpignan Castle, it was built in the thirteenth century, in the time of James II, King of Mallorca, when he established that Perpignan would become the kingdom's capital. This is one of the most important monuments of Roussillon, with a Gothic style.
  • Campo Santo. The cloister of Saint-Jean, built in the fourteenth century, is also known as "Campo Santo", since it was also used as a graveyard. It is another symbol of the Kingdom of Mallorca and has original avant-garde stained glass windows that will leave you speechless. 
  • Cathedral of Saint-Jean Baptiste. Found next to the Campo Santo, it is a southern Gothic cathedral, classified as a historical monument.
  • The Castillet. Its military-style architecture with a red brick structure became one of the city's symbols. Built in the fourteenth century, it was the old entrance to the city, although it was a prison for many years.

Travel to Perpignan by train

All in all, a walk through the narrow streets of Perpignan will help visitors discover the incomparable richness of its past. Buy your train ticket to Perpignan now and travel on Renfe's Alta Velocidad (high-speed) International trains!

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Perpignan station

Many Alta Velocidad (high-speed) trains cross Perpignan station every day, in addition to trains in the main and regional lines. The station is only 2 km away from the city centre.

This is a free personal assistance service, so passengers will be accompanied as they get on and off the train, available for people with reduced mobility or disabled persons, in addition to anyone with a temporary need for assistance due to reduced mobility.​