Miramare Castle

Miramare Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Trieste, Italy.
Built: 1832–1867.
Condition: In good condition.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Miramare Castle (Italian: Castello di Miramare; German: Schloss Miramar; Slovene: Grad Miramar) is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker. The castle's grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the archduke. The grounds were completely re-landscaped to feature numerous tropical species of trees and plants. Nowadays to visit the castle is to experience the fascination of life in the middle of the 19th century in a residence that has remained largely intact and which gives the visitor an insight into the personality of Maximilian.

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Miramare Castle Links:

Miramare Castle On Wikipedia
Official Site (Italian) (English) (French) (German)
Miramare Castle at a commercial tourist website
Trieste Chamber of Commerce - Il Castello di Miramare
From Mexico to Miramar or, Across the Lake of Oblivion, essay by C.M. Mayo from Massachusetts Review

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