Hostalric Castle

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Castle of Hostalric. Photo: Josep Maria Viñolas Esteva
An imposing military fortress built on top of a hill of volcanic rock, on the banks of the river Tordera, a strategic location that dominates the town of Hostalric and the Camino Real, the former road between Barcelona and France. Both the fortress and the medieval walls of the town have been declared as Asset of National Interest.

The Hostalric Castle, built in the 18th century, is replacing the medieval castle demolished by French troops in 1695, of which only a few traces remains. The original design of the modern fortification is the work of the military engineer Francisco de Santa Cruz. After suffering a hard siege of four months in the year 1810, the castle maintained its condition of military garrison until the beginning of 20th century. Part of the castle is converted into a restaurant.

The current fortification follow the model of military defense of Vauban and is formed by a polygonal bastion, revellines, ramps, gateways, defense towers, ammunition dumps, walls, courtyard, galleries, pit and covered walk.
The castle is accessible through a fortified road, of medieval origin. From the upper part the visitors can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the region.

40 Via Romana
Hostalric (Girona) 17450
Tel.: +34 972 864 565
November 1 - March 21
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11am - 2pm
March 22 - May 31 and October
Saturday: 10am - 2pm and 3pm - 6pm
Sunday and holidays: 10am - 2pm
June - Septembe
Tuesday to Sunday: 10am - 2pm and 4pm - 7pm
Guided visits
October - June
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 12am
July - September
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11am
General admission: 4€
Reduced admission: 3€ (children from 7 to 12 years old, retirees)
Free admission: children up to 6
Guided tour
General admission: 6€
Reduced admission: 4€
Accommodation in Hostalric
Accommodation in Hostalric