Miravet Castle | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Miravet Castle The spirit of the Templars

Built on an excellent vantage point, the medieval castle of Miravet is one of the best examples of the architecture of the Order of the Templars in Europe. This military and religious building is Arab in origin and was built in the defensive style of the castles Terra Santa, with majestic walls that rise up over the River Ebro.

After its conquest in 1153, it became the property of the Christians and Ramon Berenguer IV gave it to Pere de Rovira, master of the Knights Templar in Hispania and Provence, who reconstructed the castle transforming it into one of the main centres of Christian power on the Iberian Peninsula.

Its uniformity of construction shows that the Templars constructed the building in a relatively short time. Nevertheless, the remains of an Andalusian fortress are evident especially in the lower sections of the wall and in part of the buildings of the upper enclosure.

Beyond the Castle, Miravet is a walled citadel with constructions on different levels. Its forms are blunt and austere i, like a form of medieval hive, in that within the walls, the community had everything needed for day-to-day living.

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What can I do?

Don't miss the activities for families and schools offered by the castle of Miravet

Services
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Timetables

Check the schedules on the monument's website
 

Prices

Standard: €5
Concession: €3
 
Entitled to concessionary admission charge:

  • People aged 65 and over.
  • Pensioners
  • Carnet Jove holders.
  • International Student Identity Card holders.
  • Large or single-parent family book holders.
  • Groups of ten or more people who are not tourists. If any of the persons entitled to free admission continues to enjoy this rate.


Entitled to free admission:

  • Children aged under 16.
  • Unemployed people upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • Accredited members of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) or ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments).
  • Accredited members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya.
  • Accredited professional tourist guides upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • Teachers who work in education centres that provide government-regulated education, accredited by the head of their education centre.
  • Accredited members of the press visiting in the course of their duties who have provided prior notification of their visit in writing.
  • Disabled people upon presentation of a certificate confirming their disabled status. The person accompanying them will also benefit from a free admission rate if the disables status certificate states that the disabled person requires a companion.
  • Foster families upon presentation of proof of their status.
  • School parties (pupils in the general education system and special education with teaching stafff) with a prior booking.


Special cases:

  • Free admission on the last Tuesday of every month between 1 October and 30 June.
  • Groups that book through a tourism-related agency, operator or similar company will benefit from a 25% reduction on the applicable admission rate. The authorised guide or person accompanying the group will be given free admission.
     
Contact

Castell de Miravet
Camí del Castell, s/n
43747 Miravet (Tarragona)
Tel. (+34) 977407368

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