We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Excellent viewpoint

Try to visit with a guided tour, to fully understand the premises. Not sure if tours are available... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Almost ignored

Nestled at the top of one of the hills of Lleida, Gardeny castle is half forgotten or ignored by... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2015
Read all 117 reviews
All photos (123)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
17 May 2018
“Excellent viewpoint”
15 May 2018
“In and out”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Lleida, Spain
Reviews (117)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Try to visit with a guided tour, to fully understand the premises. Not sure if tours are available in English, most probably in Catalan and Spanish only.

Thank albertet
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Impressive from outside but actually only one room remaining & restored with some rather twee if unnecessarily so presentation of history. The view from the roof is not so impressive as that from the Bell Tower of the adjacent Cathedral. Barely worth the climb.

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My son and I went to see Gardeny castle during our road trip around Northern Spain and it was well worth stopping there if you are driving past. The ruins are in the middle of improvements to the surrounding area so we couldn't wander around...More

1  Thank AnnieDHCCo
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This site is nowhere near as preserved as the Seu Vella, but it's an important piece of history nonetheless. You can learn about how the Knights Templar came into possession of the hill and modest castle, and see some fractions of ancient murals. It's quite...More

Thank FelixMacias
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Nestled at the top of one of the hills of Lleida, Gardeny castle is half forgotten or ignored by the people of Lleida. Maybe it is because for decades in was a military center with barracks and thousands of soldiers dwelling there. Now that he...More

2  Thank stendek
Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

I loved the ruins and the view of the city from the walls. You can really feel the importance of this place in ancient times. The Church bare but nice. The people working there were really nice, but I recommend to do a video of...More

Thank Isy z
Reviewed 22 June 2014

A proper castle for once. Built to dominate the country round about and, more importantly, the town down below. Note the clear field of fire you'd get from the upper car park.

1  Thank ELear
Reviewed 5 January 2013

Medieval cathedral fortress on top of mount, more church than castle. Great views. Too bad the church is not open to the public.

1  Thank LoveTravelin_13
Reviewed 20 October 2012

A delusion as the surronding area looks, full of debrises and dirt. Visit of the ruins not worth, as inside no historical pieces can be seen..

Thank massimoTarragona
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 hotels in Lleida
AC Hotel Lleida
209 reviews
.33 km away
NH Lleida Pirineos
516 reviews
.93 km away
Hotel Real Lleida
345 reviews
1.10 km away
Hotel Sansi Park
100 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 501 restaurants in Lleida
L'estel de la Merce
402 reviews
.27 km away
297 reviews
.28 km away
Can Miquel
149 reviews
.27 km away
El Celler de Lleida
228 reviews
.50 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 97 attractions in Lleida
Iglesia Sant Llorenc
113 reviews
.83 km away
Antiguo Hospital de Santa Maria
36 reviews
.83 km away
Museu de Lleida
28 reviews
.81 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gardeny Castle staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines