Miravet

Miravet is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera d'Ebre in the Province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

Miravet
Inner courtyard at Miravet castle
Inner courtyard at Miravet castle
Coat of arms of Miravet
Coat of arms
Miravet is located in Catalonia
Miravet
Miravet
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°2′N 0°36′E / 41.033°N 0.600°E / 41.033; 0.600Coordinates: 41°2′N 0°36′E / 41.033°N 0.600°E / 41.033; 0.600
Country Spain
Community Catalonia
ProvinceBandera actual de la provincia de Tarragona.svg Tarragona
ComarcaRibera d'Ebre
Government
 • MayorAntoni Borrell Vives (2015)[1]
Area
 • Total32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[3]
 • Total706
 • Density22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Websitewww.miravet.cat

The village and the castle was founded by the Moors and rebuilt by the Knights Templar and transformed into a fortress-monastery, after the conquest of 1153. It is considered to be the largest fortified complex in Catalonia[citation needed], and one of the best examples of Romanesque, religious and military, architecture of the Templar order in the whole Western world.[citation needed]

Ebre in Miravet

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ajuntament de Miravet". Generalitat of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ "El municipi en xifres: Miravet". Statistical Institute of Catalonia. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  3. ^ Municipal Register of Spain 2018. National Statistics Institute.

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