The largest fortress in Europe


Located on the top of a hill, at the end of Pujada del Castell, this is a large bastion built in the 18th century following the project of the commander of the Corps of Engineers Juan Martín Zermeño. It occupies a surface area of 32 hectares within a perimeter running 3,120 metres, while the tanks under the parade ground can hold 9 million litres of water. Sant Ferran Castle, which could hold 4.000 men, is a first-rate heritage feature, the largest monument in Catalonia and the largest fortress from modern era.                             

In the month of July 1997 it was opened up to the public on a regular basis with a guided visit service to show the fortress features. Its enormous size, sophisticated building techniques within the sphere of the period´s military engineering skills and its excellent state of preservation make a visit to Sant Ferran Castle a magnificent experience.

Opening Hours

WINTER- AUTUMN SEASON 28/10 - 31/03: 10.30 am to 2 pm Monday closed from the last Sunday of October until the last Saturday of March.

EASTER: From Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 7 pm 

SUMMER SEASON  01/07 - 15/09: 10 am to 7 pm 

REST OF THE YEAR 01/04 - 30/06 & 16/09 - 27/10: 10.30 am to 5 pm

Open every day except, Mondays in winter, 1st January, 6th January, 25th December and 26th December

Last recommended entry: 1 hour before closing

Last permitted entry: 30 minutes before closing

Information and booking center: telephone (+34) 972 50 60 94 during opening times bookings by e-mail are not accepted