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  • Address: Cardona, Spain
  • Admission: €6

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Cardona Castle Tours

Cardona Castle sits proudly on a hilltop opposite the mines of Salt Mountain. The stone fortress was built in Gothic and Romanesque style in 886 AD, and is perhaps the most important medieval structure in Catalonia. It was fortified and then partially destroyed in the 17th century before being fully restored in the 19th century.  

Historically the castle belonged to dukes of Cardona, which were members of the Crown of Aragon, ruling just below the Royal Family. They oversaw several regions of Spain and kept many important diplomatic ties. Since being attacked in the 18th century, the fortress has become a strong symbol of Catalonian identity. Inside stands the stone Sant Vicenç Church, which dates back to the 11th century. The impressive Minyona Tower stands tall at 15 meters high above the rest of the complex. Views of the Cardener River and the town of Cardona below can be seen from the top.

Practical Info

The Cardona Castle is open to visitors Saturday and Sunday, with guided tours at 11 am, 1 pm and 4:30 pm. It is open Tuesday to Friday with reservations. General admission tickets cost 6 €. Get there by traveling to Cordona, about 56 miles northwest of Barcelona. 

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Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up, Catalonia, null
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Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up

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Enjoy a trip into the depths of Catalonia to visit 'The Salt Mountain’ and travel back in time into the impregnable medieval town of Cardona. Our expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Cardona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.65
Cardona Castle - the Lords of the Salt Mountain, Catalonia, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cardona Castle - the Lords of the Salt Mountain

Enjoy a day away from modern Barcelona to step back in time at the wonderful Cardona. Explore the inside of its Salt Mountain, the most spectacular of its kind ...  Read more

Location: Cardona, Spain
Duration: 1 day

From USD $21.53
Cardona and Montserrat Full-Day Trip With a Small Group, Barcelona, Attraction Tickets
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Cardona and Montserrat Full-Day Trip With a Small Group

Start this 9-hour small-group tour from Barcelona in a comfortable coach to the town of Cardona. Visit the modern fortress and parts of the old Castle of ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.65
Private Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Tour from Barcelona, Barcelona, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Cardona and Salt Mountain Cultural Park Tour from Barcelona

Enjoy a trip into the depths of Catalonia to visit 'The Salt Mountain’ and travel back in time into the impregnable medieval town of Cardona. Your expert guide ...  Read more

Location: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $167.48

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