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Miramare Castle

Viale Miramare, 34151 Trieste TS, Italy

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About Miramare Castle

The Miramare Castle is a historical building and museum Trieste. The complex, surrounded by a large park, was originally built between 1856 and 1860 in the locality of the same name as the home of Maximilian of Habsburg-Lorraine, Archduke of Austria and later Emperor of Mexico, and of his consort Charlotte of Belgium.  Castle and park are one of the Italian state museums, which in 2016 was granted special autonomy by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.


Attractions near Miramare Castle

Grotta Gigante4.13km from Miramare Castle

The Giant Cave is a karst cave, explored in 1840 and opened to tourism by the Triestini Tourists Club as early as 1908. Following the loss of the Postojna Caves, which passed to Yugoslavia in 1947, it received a strong tourist boost after World War II. The cave is located on the Karst plateau, a few kilometers from the city of Trieste and the border with Slovenia.

Barcola4.4km from Miramare Castle

Barcola is a coastal village. In Roman times it housed one of the most sumptuous villas in the region, perhaps belonging to the favorite of Nero Calvia Crispinilla . The building, built in the second half of the 1st century BC and enlarged in the following century, extended for a length of three hundred meters along the seafront and had spas, a pier and extensive gardens. Many rooms were decorated with mosaics and statues . Some finds are kept in the Tergestino Lapidary at the Castle of San Gius

Faro della Vittoria4.57km from Miramare Castle

The Vittoria lighthouse is located in Trieste and was built between January 15, 1923, and May 24, 1927, by the Italian architect Arduino Berlam .  In addition to fulfilling the functions of a lighthouse for navigation, illuminating the Gulf of Trieste, it also performs the functions of a commemorative monument in honor of the fallen of the sea during the First World War, as evidenced by the inscription placed at its base.

Molo Audace6.91km from Miramare Castle

The Molo Audace is located on the banks of Trieste, in the heart of the city, a few steps from Piazza Unità d'Italia and the Grand Canal. It separates the basin of San Giorgio from the basin of San Giusto del Porto Vecchio. Back then the pier was shorter than it looks today; it measured only 95 meters in length and was joined to the ground by a small wooden bridge. In 1778 it was lengthened by 19 meters and in 1860-1861 by another 132 meters, thus reaching its current length of 246 meters.

Tranvia di Opicina7.24km from Miramare Castle

The Opicina Tramway, also known as "Opicina Railway", one of the tourist attractions of the city of Trieste, is a panoramic interurban tramway managed by Trieste Trasporti.  A unique feature in Europe is that of having a steep slope of about 800 m along which the cars are pushed or held back by shield wagons tied to a funicular system. When in use, for most of the journey the line operates as a conventional, electrically powered tramway, with a mixture of street running and reserved track.

Piazza Unità d'Italia7.24km from Miramare Castle

Piazza Unità d'Italia is the main square of Trieste, located at the foot of the San Giusto hill, between Borgo Teresiano and Borgo Giuseppina .  Rectangular in plan, on a total area of ​​12,280 m², it opens onto the Gulf of Trieste on one side and is surrounded by numerous palaces and public buildings, headquarters of various bodies: the Trieste town hall, the regional government building of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the prefecture of the capital.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia overlooks the Adriatic Sea and is surrounded by high mountains, enclosing many different landscapes. The great variety of landscapes matches the rich and variegated cultural heritage that was determined by a complex history and by the confluence of different civilizations in this territory.