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. In addition, there are the remains of an Andalusian wine press.

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.

Plan your visit

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

From Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays.

From 16th December to 28th February: from 10 am to 4 pm

EASTER OPENING TIMES - Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 10 am to 7 pm. Monday: from 10 am to 5.30 pm

From '1st June to 30th September: from 10 am to 8 pm.
From '1st October to 15th December: from 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Closed Mondays except public holidays, 25th and 26th December and '1st and 6th January.

Prices

Normal: 3.50 euros
Concessions: 2.50 euros
Special concessions: 1.50 euros
Free entry on days: 23rd April, 3rd August and 11th, 27th and 28th September.

Contact

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

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