The fortress foundations were laid out in 1640, and by 1641 the fortress had played host to its very first battle during the Catalan Revolt. A good fifty years passed by before the fortress was resurrected and transformed into a medieval castle, since then it’s been captured both the British and the French and used as a prison and torture chamber. Today you’ll find it plays house to a military museum and a handful of temporary exhibits.
Today you can enjoy a guided tour around the castle taking in the impressive views as you explore the fortress. The former watchtower, courtyards, and former cells are all packed with history, and a guided tour offers the chance to unearth the castles relations with the city since it’s construction right through to present day.