The remains of a medieval fortification in the historic quarter of Amposta, near the River Ebro, which was built on a former Iberian settlement.
Amposta Castle was built by the Moors in the 10th century. It enjoyed its greatest period of splendour when it was conquered by Ramón Berenguer IV and proclaimed the headquarters of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem under the Catalan-Aragonese Crown, and given the name of “castellania” of Amposta.
After many successive wars and plunderings, the first rice mill in the region of the Ebro was constructed here in the late 19th century. The importance of its legacy remained unknown to us for centuries, though these vestiges and splendours of the past have since been recovered. Today, the area around the Castle -the historical symbol of the city- is another space to enjoy in the town, a place for leisure, which offers public cultural and tourism facilities.
A series of information panels allows visitors to take an interpretive tour inside the castle grounds, where they can learn about the historical evolution of the architectural testimonies that have been conserved: the base of the tower of Sant Joan; the moats; the slender, pointed arches made of stone washed by the river; the former handmade soap factory; the Iberian silos; and several walls.
Location: In the town of Amposta.