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Miravet Castle

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Miravet Castle and the Ebro River. Photographer: Fèlix González
Located on a hilltop, the fortress dominates from the 9th century the downstream part of the Ebro and the small village of Miravet. Its strategic position on the right bank of the Ebro river has have given it an important role in various wars and historical events. Considered one of the finest examples of transition Romanesque architecture, the monument is managed by the Museum of History of Catalonia.

Built by the Muslims, the Miravet Castle was extended and converted by the Knights Templar into a castle convent and headquarters of the of the Order of the Temple in the Kingdom of Aragon. In 1308, after a siege of over a year by the royal troops, it passed to the Knights Hospitaller until 1835.

The present structure and appearance of the imposing fortress, in good state of conservation, is essentially the work of the Templars (12th - 13th centuries). The defensive complex consists of several walled enclosures chaired by the big rectangular towers and the walls of the castle itself. From the top of the castle you can enjoy a stunning view of the comarque and the Ebro valley.

Highlights

✔ The courtyard, access point to the different compartments of the castle.
✔ The Romanesque church, single-naved and basilica-shaped, with barrel vault and semicircular apse.

Contact
Camí del Castell, s/n
Miravet (Tarragona) 43747
Tel.: +34 977 407 368
miravet.cultura@gencat.cat
Timetable
December 16 to February 28
Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays: 10am – 4pm
March 1 - May 31 and October 1 - December 15
Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays: 10am – 5.30pm
June 1 - September 30
Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays: 10am – 8pm
Closed: non-holiday Mondays, December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6.
Prices
General admission: 5 €
Reduced ticket: 3 €
Free admission: menores de 16 años, personas desempleadas.
Free admission days: the last Tuesday of each month from October to June.
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