Miramare CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
The Castle of Miramare and its Park were built by Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg who decided to have a residence befitting his rank built on the outskirts of Trieste, facing the sea and surrounded by a lush garden. The castle is breathtaking to say the least and the surrounding gardens add to the unadulterated beauty. The remarkable architecture of the Castle is the amalgamation of Gothic, medieval and Renaissance styles and reflects the eclectic taste of the Archduke. Franz Hoffman was entrusted with the decoration of the house and did a brilliant job with the furnishings and the styling of the mansion. The view on top of the castle is absolutely spell binding. All in all, the castle and the grounds are immaculately preserved and offer a peak into royal homes of the past.
The museum inside the castle holds many of the original furnishings, ornaments and objects that date back to the mid 19th Century and showcases the well preserved living quarters of the family. There is an information room that depicts the history of the castle and the park's construction. All the rooms still feature the original furnishings, ornaments, furniture and objects dating back to the middle of the 19th century. Particularly noteworthy are the music room and a series of paintings by Cesare dell'Acqua depicting the history of Miramare. Lastly, visitors can also see the throne room, which has gone through a recent refurbishment.
- Disabled access and parking available.
- It is possible to book the entry to the castle by calling: (+39) 0412770470
- Reduced Ticket Price: 4 EUR (EU citizens aged 18 – 25 (with ID)EU teachers without their school group (with valid identification).
- Admission free for EU citizens under 18 (with ID). Under 12’s must be accompanied.
- Audio-guides in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Slovene for rent at the ticket office: € 3.50 (each) or € 5.00 (double). Duration: about one hour.
- From November to February, from 4 pm and in March and October, from 5 pm, the Castle can be reached only through the main entrance (sea front – “Viale Miramare”).
- Park Opening Hours: April, May and September, 8 am – 6 pm
- March and October, 8 am – 5 pm
- November and December, 8 am – 3 pm
- January and February, 8 am – 4 pm
- June, July and August, 8 am – 7 pm
- Nearest Bus Stop: Venezia Giulia Strada Statale 14 (numero 9)
- Strada statale 14 Venezia Giulia (Princeps)
- Principe di Metternich
- Molo Srl
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84.43% of people who visit Trieste include Miramare Castle in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.11% of people start their Miramare Castle visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Miramare Castle
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Miramare Castle
People normally club together Saint Spyridon Church Or Chiesa Serbo Ortodossa Di San Spiridione and Golfo Di Trieste while planning their visit to Miramare Castle.
Wonderful castle. Great setting right on the water. Free to walk around. You do have to pay to park your car if you're driving. Nice to walk around the garden too. There is a fee to view the inside of the castle.
Beautiful castle with a large park. The castle is rather small but has interesting features such as a glass see through ceiling piece and ship-shaped rooms. The park goes round the coast with views on the hills and the seaside. Entrance is free on the first Sunday of each month.
Nice castle to visit... Superb place to visit with family and friends. Situated at good location, well build, well maintained and not much crowded. Crowd is moderate so one can enjoy the natural beauty as well as architectural beauty of this castel. A good sea view and well maintained garden was there for some memorable pics. Overall a nice place to visit.
Awesome place. Better to go during week if you have option, less people and you have more to discover and enjoy in romantic places
Great experience. Give yourself time to take the tour and stroll the garden. The history is what makes the visit. Stop in at the visitors center as well.