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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.
From Friday 6th November 2020 Miramare also suspended the opening services to the public
Miramare, November 4, 2020

With the entry into force of the new DPCM, starting from Friday 6th November, exhibitions and museums will close throughout the national territory.

Therefore, the gates of the Historical Museum will not open in Miramare on Friday 6th November. Only the park will be open. The exhibition dedicated to Marcello Dudovich at the Scuderie del Castello also closes temporarily.

The Focus on entitled "The science of vision. Optical instruments at the time of Maximilian of Habsburg", set up in the former Project Room of the Castle, which was due to close on 13 November, has been extended to January.

The measures of the DPCM will come into force on Friday 6th November.
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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