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Excellent viewpoint

Try to visit with a guided tour, to fully understand the premises. Not sure if tours are available... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2018
Almost ignored

Nestled at the top of one of the hills of Lleida, Gardeny castle is half forgotten or ignored by... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2015
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Turo de Gardeny, S/N, 25002, Lleida, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove there by car and was rather disappointed by the ruins. It was well presented with lights and video but all nothing in English and they switched off the lights during video ( dangerous ). NOT worth the effort to visit.....

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ianfung
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

In 12th century the Templar house was one of the biggest centres of power for the Order of the Templars for the crown of Aragon. In the centre there is an audiovisual show which explains the life of a Templar as a soldier or a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Try to visit with a guided tour, to fully understand the premises. Not sure if tours are available in English, most probably in Catalan and Spanish only.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank albertet
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Impressive from outside but actually only one room remaining & restored with some rather twee if unnecessarily so presentation of history. The view from the roof is not so impressive as that from the Bell Tower of the adjacent Cathedral. Barely worth the climb.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed August 6, 2017

My son and I went to see Gardeny castle during our road trip around Northern Spain and it was well worth stopping there if you are driving past. The ruins are in the middle of improvements to the surrounding area so we couldn't wander around...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AnnieDHCCo
Reviewed December 28, 2015

This site is nowhere near as preserved as the Seu Vella, but it's an important piece of history nonetheless. You can learn about how the Knights Templar came into possession of the hill and modest castle, and see some fractions of ancient murals. It's quite...More

Date of experience: January 2015
1  Thank FelixMacias
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nestled at the top of one of the hills of Lleida, Gardeny castle is half forgotten or ignored by the people of Lleida. Maybe it is because for decades in was a military center with barracks and thousands of soldiers dwelling there. Now that he...More

Date of experience: September 2014
2  Thank stendek
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

I loved the ruins and the view of the city from the walls. You can really feel the importance of this place in ancient times. The Church bare but nice. The people working there were really nice, but I recommend to do a video of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Isy z
Reviewed June 21, 2014

A proper castle for once. Built to dominate the country round about and, more importantly, the town down below. Note the clear field of fire you'd get from the upper car park.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank ELear
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Medieval cathedral fortress on top of mount, more church than castle. Great views. Too bad the church is not open to the public.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank LoveTravelin_13
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