The nearby picturesque village of Miravet is renowned for its magnificent castle, which sits high above the town and dominates the landscape.

360 degree view (above). Use your cursor to look up, down, left and right and your mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

Miravet Castle

The walled grounds of Miravet Castle were built by the Moors in the 11th century, and the residential grounds, built in the 12th century, are considered to be the finest work by the Templars in Catalunya.  

At the start of the 14th century, when the order of the Knights Templar was dissolved, it was one of the most important Templar resistance centres and heroically defended against a siege lasting more than one year, between 1307 and 1308. There is a reenactment of the siege in the castle every August.

After the dissolution, the castle passed into the hands of the Knights Hospitaler and its strategic situation meant that it was still to play an important role in the Reapers' War (1640), the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1715), the wars of the 19th century. and played an important role in the Spanish Civil War.

Opening times:

Tuesday to Sunday, including public holidays.

From 1 October to 31 May: 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

From 1 June to 30 September: 10 a.m. to 2p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (July and August 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

Closed Monday unless a public holiday, 25 December and 1 January.

*The ticket office closes 20 minutes before closing time.

Admission charges:

Adults - €3.50

Under 25 and over 65 - €2.60

Under 8 free

*Tuesdays and local holidays are free.

Miravet Ferry

A memorable part of visiting Miravet should be taking the ferry across the river. It is the last of its kind, two llaguts (catboats) with a wooden platform joining them, using just pullies, rudders and the power of the river current to cross.