HOSTALRIC CASTLE - FORTRESS

History

 

Hostalric Castle – Fortress stands on a basalt hill. The earliest evidence of the existence of a fortification on the site dates from 1145 but the castle we see today was built in the 18th century. One of the reasons for its construction was to command a view of the Camí Ral (Royal Way), a very important mediaeval road. The original design of the modern fortification of Hostalric was produced by Francisco de Santa Cruz, a military engineer in the service of Archduke Charles of Austria, and the first permanent fortification works were completed in 1712 and 1713 as a consequence of the War of the Spanish Succession, although the main works to make the fortress operational were carried out between 1794 and 1795, during the War of the Pyrenees.
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OPENING HOURS: Saturday and sunday from 11:00 to 13:30h

Guardhouse
Bastion of Santa Tecla
Small Gunpowder Magazine

Main Gunpowder Magazine

Bomb-Proof Gallery

Ravelin

Carriage Gateway
Moat

Cavalier and Parade Ground

Els Socors Gateway and Town Road

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Gallery

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Tourist Office

Monday to Sunday: 10h - 14h

Saturday: 15h - 18h.

972 87 41 65

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Guided Visits

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