Castell de Miravet Miravet

Camí del Castell Miravet

The Miravet Medieval Castle is a remarkable sample of the architecture of the Order of the Templars in Europe. Located in a privileged place, on a watchtower, this religious and military building, of Arab origin, follows the defensive style of the castles of the Holy Land. It stands out for its majestic walls that rise over the Ebro river.

In 1153, the Christians took control of the castle and Ramón Berenguer IV gave it to Pedro de Rovira, master of the Templars in Hispania and Provence. Rovira rebuilt and turned the castle into one of the main centers of Christian power in the Iberian Peninsula.

The uniform appearance of the construction suggests that the Templars erected the building in a relatively short time. However, remains of the old Andalusian fortress can still be seen, especially in the lower sections of the walls and in part of the constructions of the sovereign enclosure.

Beyond the castle, Miravet is a walled citadel with buildings on different levels. Its forms are imposing and austere, and within the walls were all the necessary elements for life, like a kind of medieval beehive.

Thus, Miravet has become one of the best examples of Catalan military architecture from the 12th-13th centuries.

Visiting hours:

From Tuesday to Sunday, including holidays.

  • From December 16 to February 28: from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • From March 1 to May 31: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Easter hours:
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • From June 1 to September 30: from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • From October 1 to December 15: from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Closed on non-holiday Mondays, December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6.

*The ticket office and entrance close 30 minutes before the time limit.


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