MONTSONÍS CASTLE -VISIT
Tipus: Castle guided tour
Location: Lleida Noguera - Montsonís
Prices: from 6,5€
The domain of the Segre valley
The magnificent castle formed by the group of stone houses surrounding it retains all the splendor and elegance of the past and take us back to centuries.
The Castle of Montsonís is a magnificent fortress built on the top of the quiet little village of Montsonís, surrounded by fertile land and wonderful views.
We highlight of the set, the superb homage tower, the beautiful Gothic window on the main façade, its large stately buildings: hall of ancestors, dining room of Lords...and its best-kept secrets: room with no door, prison, cellar, hallway...
Castle of Montsonís being a pioneer in opening their doors to the public and is the headquarters of the Foundation "Cultural Castles of Catalonia", an organisation that promotes these ancient fortresses in order to protect this important architectural heritage form Catalan castles.
The Castle of Montsonís was built in 1024 by order of the Count of Urgell, Ermengol II. It was for centuries at the hands of various lineages to succeed, always from parents to children, to Carles de Montoliu, Baron of Albi, thirty Lord of Montsonís and current owner of the castle.
The majestic building are: the magnificent façade, dominated by the tower of homage, the private chapel, the kitchen, flirt benches, the oven, the prison, the cellar, the room reserved for pilgrims, the room of weapons, shields room and other rooms where are exposed carpets and memories of other times.
By curious visitors: the magnificent views from the homage tower, the prison chains for prisoners, the escape room with window but without door, the secret passage in the cellar to escape in case of emergency.
Workshops for children ("The Medieval World", "Medieval Archery", "The World of the Troubadours," "Medieval Clothing", "Medieval Kitchen", "The mark of Islam")
Courses and Seminars
It is also possible to stay in the immediate surroundings of the castle.
Buying local products (oils, wines, craft beers...) and souvenirs from "La Botiga de Montsonís".
Schedule - Individuals without prior booking:
Midweek: 12.00 pm and 17.00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm, 17.00 pm, 18.00 pm and 19.00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 pm, 12.00 pm, 13.00 pm and 17.00 pm
Prices include guide service.