Miravet Castle

Discover the castle of Miravet, in Catalonia. This stone templar fortress dominates the Ebro river.
The village of Miravet with its castle. Photography: Albert Torelló
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 a stunning view of the comarque and the Ebro valley is obtained.
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
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Contact
Address: Camí del Castell, s/n - Miravet (Tarragona) 43747
Tel.: +34 977 407 368
E-mail: miravet.cultura@gencat.cat
Timetable
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Timetable
Winter (December 16 - February)
From Tuesday to Sunday, holidays included: 10am - 4pm
Spring (March - May)
From Tuesday to Sunday, holidays included: 10am - 5.30 pm
Summer (June - September)
From Tuesday to Sunday, holidays included: 10am - 8pm
Autumn (October - December 15)
From Tuesday to Sunday, holidays included: 10am - 5.30 pm
Easter Week
Monday: 10am - 5.30 pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 25 and 26 December.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 3.50 €
Reduced admission (over 65, under 25, retirees, families, people with disabilities): 2.50 €
Special reduced admission (Groups of students with teacher with prior reservation made between July 1 and August 31, single parent or large families): 1.50 €
Children under 8 years of age, unemployed persons, professional tour guides, groups of students with teacher with reservation made between September 1st and June 30th: Free admission
How to get
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How to get
By train. Móra la Nova railway station, 13 km away. Medium Distance trains.
By car. National road N-420 (Reus - Móra d'Ebre - Teruel) and local road T-324 (Móra d'Ebre - Benissanet - Miravet).
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°02'07.8"N 0°35'38.9"E / 41.035501, 0.594132
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