Miravet

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Miravet
Municipality
Inner courtyard at Miravet castle
Inner courtyard at Miravet castle
Coat of arms of Miravet
Coat of arms
Miravet is located in Catalonia
Miravet
Miravet
Location in Catalonia
Coordinates: 41°2′N 0°36′E / 41.033°N 0.600°E / 41.033; 0.600Coordinates: 41°2′N 0°36′E / 41.033°N 0.600°E / 41.033; 0.600
Country  Spain
Community  Catalonia
Province Bandera actual de la provincia de Tarragona.svg Tarragona
Comarca Ribera d'Ebre
Government
 • Mayor Antoni Borrell Vives (2015)[1]
Area[2]
 • Total 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 774
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Website www.miravet.cat

Miravet is a municipality in the comarca of Ribera d'Ebre in the Province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.

The village and the castle was founded by the Moors and rebuilt by the Knights Templar and transformed into a fortress-monastery, after the conquest of 1153. It is considered to be the largest fortified complex in Catalonia[citation needed], and one of the best examples of Romanesque, religious and military, architecture of the Templar order in the whole Western world.[citation needed]

Ebre in Miravet

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