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Miramare castle

Miramare Castle, above the sea, is the first glance that you have coming in Trieste driving along the panoramic coastal road.
Castello di Miramare
This majestic white castle, the beloved home of Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Habsburg (brother of Emperor Franz Joseph), overlooks the sea and is surrounded by a huge park full of rare and exotic tree species collected by the Archduke himself in his scientific expeditions around the world aboard the frigate Novara.

The Castle was built for Maximilian, who fell in love with the view of the small bay and decided to build his home here, where he lived with his wife Charlotte of Belgium.

castello miramare 2
Maximilian and Charlotte were able to enjoy their beautiful castle for only four years or so before leaving for Mexico, where Maximilian was crowned Emperor Maximilian of Mexico, only to be executed by firing squad in 1867.
Legend has it that Charlotte, mad with grief, still wanders in the park calling his name.

Their home, a splendid example of an aristocratic 19th century residence, retains all its original interior furnishings.

The beauty of the castle and the park, together with the sad and romantic story of the young imperial couple, still fascinates tourists all over the world and has made it one of the most visited destinations in Europe.
The Miramare Museum opens from Monday 1 February.
Miramare, January 30, 2021

From Monday 1 February, when Friuli Venezia Giulia will also pass into the "yellow zone", the Miramare Museum opens, while the historic park, apart from a brief interruption at Christmas in accordance with the substantial lockdown, had never been closed thanks to the obtaining a special exemption.

Like all museums, Miramare will reopen only on weekdays, from Monday to Friday, weekends excluded due to state of emergency restrictions, as stated in the latest Dpcm, effective from January 16.

The Miramare Castle will open continuously from 9 to 7pm (last admission at 6.30pm).
The Miramare Park is open every day: from 1 February the opening hours will be extended, from 8 to 5pm.
At the moment the guided tours with fixed departure which were held on Saturdays and Sundays are suspended.

With the Castle and the Miramare Park, the Infopoint managed by PromoTurismoFVG, located at Porta della Bora, will also reopen on Monday.

Naturally, museum visits will take place safely and in compliance with all the rules already tested this summer after the restart in June. Restricted admissions, obligation to wear a mask and keep the distance, hand sanitation, the most important rules.
Castello di Miramare - Parco di Miramare
viale Miramare
34151 Trieste
tel. +39 040 224143

admission fee
opening hours and admission price on the museum website

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