Miravet Castle (Miravet)
What you will find
Miravet Castle, an imposing fortress surrounded by a 25 metre high wall that seems to spring from the rocks, stands on a hill dominating the Ebro river and the lands around it.
This strategic location has drawn settlements since prehistory and it has played a leading role in many conflicts.
Today we can still see part of the structures of an Andalusian fortress on top of which the Templar castle was raised immediately after the conquest of these lands by Ramon Berenguer IV. The castle was a gift to the Order of the Temple, who made it the headquarters of the Templar province of Catalonia and Aragón for what would be the period of the zenith of the power and splendour of the history of Miravet. The end of that period also saw the most dramatic episode in its history: a siege that lasted over a year and preceded the disappearance of the Order of the Temple.
Although the castle was rebuilt later to adapt to the defensive requirements that arose with the coming of artillery, the appearance and the structures that have lasted down to our time are essentially the work of the Templars. And so Miravet has become one of the finest examples of Catalan military architecture of the 12th-13th centuries.
Information for visits
Camí del Castell, s/n
43747 Miravet (Ribera d'Ebre)
Entitled to concessionary admission charge:
- People aged 65 and over.
- 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.
- 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.
NOTE: These times are now the ones in use. Please ignore any others published earlier on this or any other website or in informative leaflets and triptychs.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays.
- From 16 December to 28 February: from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- From 1 March to 31 Mai: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
EASTER OPENING TIMES (Last admission 30 minutes before closing time)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
- From 1 June to 30 September: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- From 1 October to 15 December: from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays except public holidays, 25 and 26 December and 1 and 6 January.
From 1 March to 31 May and from 1 to 31 October:
- Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 a.m. (Catalan), 12.00 p.m. (Spanish), 1.00 p.m. (Catalan) and 4.00 p.m. (Spanish).
From 1 June to 31 July and from 12 to 30 September:
- Saturday and Sunday: 11.00 a.m. (Catalan), 12.00 p.m. (Spanish), 1.00 p.m. (Catalan), 5.00 p.m. (Spanish) and 6.00 p.m. (Catalan).
From 1 August to 11 September:
- From Tuesday to Sunday: 11.00 a.m. (Catalan), 12.00 p.m. (Spanish), 1.00 p.m. (Catalan), 5.00 (Spanish) and 6.00 p.m. (Catalan).
November, December, January and February arranged visits only.
Special schedules for Easter and midweek holidays.
Easter guided tours schedule
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11.00 h and 13.00 h (Catalan); 12.00 h and 16.00 h (Spanish)
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 11.00, 12.15, 13.30 and 16.30 h (Catalan); 11.30, 12.45, 16.00 and 17.15 h (Spanish)
Easter Monday: 11.00 and 13.00 h (Catalan); 12.00 h (Spanish)
For the guided tour 3 euros must be added to the admission charge.
For more information: tel. 977638329 or e-mail email@example.com
Length of the visit: 45 minutes
Group guided tours
Guided tours for groups with advance booking
Tel. information and bookings: 977638329 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The facilities are not equipped for people with disabilities.