The Miramare Castle of Trieste is one of the most beautiful, elegant and harmonious architectural wonders in Spain. Here is all the info on prices, timetables, history and duration of the visit.
- Miramare Castle Trieste: history and information
- Miramare Castle: what to see and park
- Miramare Castle: opening, ticket price and useful contacts
- Miramare Castle: images and photos
Miramare Castle Trieste: history and information
Il Miramare Castle it was strongly desired by Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg who wished to have a noble residence, architecturally enviable, for himself and for his wife, Charlotte of Belgium.
More than a castle, Miramare di Trieste is a noble palace of rare beauty and elegance that was built between 1855 and 1860.
The project of the realization of the Miramare Castle of Trieste it was entrusted to the Austrian engineer Carl Junker who gave life to a grandiose structure in an eclectic style where Gothic, medieval and Renaissance architectural elements blend perfectly and harmoniously.
Il Miramare Castle of Trieste was built on the promontory of Grignano, a karst spur that directly overlooks the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.
This extraordinary structure was sung by Giosuè Carducci in the Odes Barbare: “O Miramare, your white towers awaited by the sky rain fòsche with a flight of sinister augels come the clouds”.
A curiosity. The Miramare Castle hosted Elizabeth of Bavaria, Maximilian of Habsburg's sister-in-law, better known as "Princess Sissi".
Miramare Castle: what to see and park
Il Miramare Castle it represents a perfect combination of art, nature, architecture and Mediterranean scents, in short, something extraordinarily incredible, sumptuous, elegant and refined.
The sumptuous interiors were created by the greatest craftsmen of the time, Julius and Franz Hofmann, the ground floor, thanks to the presence of the sea, has deep blue tapestries and here you can admire the apartments of Maximilian of Habsburg e Charlotte of Belgium.
On the first floor, that of the representation, there are the guest rooms and, even here, you will be fascinated by the red tapestries with imperial symbols and by the marvelous decorated histories of coats of arms.
Il Miramare Castle Park, a magnificent example of an Italian and English garden, covers an area of 22 hectares and is dotted with works of art that were donated to Maximilian of Habsburg by illustrious personalities of the time.
Le Miramare stables were built in a healthy and sheltered area at a safe distance from the castle, have been finely restored thanks to the intervention of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and host temporary exhibitions and Immersive Museum of the Marine Protected Area of Miramare (BioMa).
Also unmissable is the Castelletto, the faithful reproduction on a reduced scale of the Miramare Castle which was transformed into a museum by the Dukes of Savoy and Aosta.
Miramare Castle: opening, ticket price and useful contacts
Il Miramare Castle of Trieste it is open every day from 9:00 to 19:00, all the rooms can be visited according to a pre-established itinerary, closing on 25 December and 1 January.
Il price of the Miramare Castle tickets I'm:
- full: € 10
- Reduced: € 2 for children aged between 18 and 25 belonging to the European Union
- Free: to children under 18 (including non-EU citizens), to tourist guides and to the handicapped
THEpurchase of tickets online provides for the supplement of the booking fee of € 1,50.
Il Miramare Castle Park it can be visited for free.
Both prices and timetables could undergo sudden changes so we always recommend consulting the website www.miramare.beniculturali.it or call (+39) 040 224143.
La the duration of the visit to the Miramare Castle in Trieste is about an hour andaccess is free every first Sunday of the month.
Miramare Castle: images and photos