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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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE. Inaccessibility of the site in some days of May
We inform you that on 19 (from 2.00 pm), 20, 21, 23 and 24 May p.v. the Park and the Miramare Castle will be exceptionally closed to the public.

On Sunday 22nd May the Historical Museum and the Park of the Miramare Castle will instead be accessible according to the usual timetables.

At the same time, we inform you that from 19 to 24 May including the parking area of the area will be inaccessible as, in all likelihood, the last stretch of Viale Miramare (from the junction to the parking lot of the Castle).

The Management apologizes for any inconvenience.
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.

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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.
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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