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Prince Gardens, Outdoor Sculpture Museum in Tortosa

43500 Tortosa
Telephone: 977 44 20 05
Prince Gardens, Outdoor Sculpture Museum


From May 1 to September 30:
  • Closed on Mondays.
  • Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 13:30 pm and from 16:30 to 19:30 h
  • Sundays and holidays: 10 am to 13:30 pm

Rest of the year:
  • Closed on Mondays.
  • From Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 13:30 pm and from 16:30 to 19:30 h
  • Sundays and holidays: 11 am to 13:30 pm


One of three of its kind to exist around the world, the museum is entitled: "The man, his motivation and his destiny." Stresses the central monolith. It also contains an interesting botanical collection.


The Prince's Gardens are located in the garden area of ​​the old spa Porcar, which had its origins in the first third of the s.
Century, when the owner of the land, Jaume Tio i Noah, he built a modest spa.

This same enclosure, documented in medieval times as the property of the convent of Santa Clara, was occupied by the Salesian religious for most of the twentieth century, and eventually was acquired by the city of Tortosa in 1970. In 1989, the city council approved the proposal from the Fundación José Celma Prieto to make a sculpture museum in the old spa romantic gardens, following a visit by the sculptor Santiago de Santiago, the only artist commissioned to carry out the project. The twenty-four sculptural groups were covered by the aforementioned foundation. The Gardens and the Museum of Outdoor sculptures were opened by the Prince of Asturias and Girona, the September 23, 1991.

Since then, they have become an important cultural attraction. Located in the middle of a privileged environment, surrounded by the northeast side of the Suda, the outposts of San Juan, the wall that built the city in the fourteenth century Jewry and enrich the tourist offer of the town of Tortosa and historical heritage and artistic and natural. The collection includes a comprehensive overview over the history. We can see representations of primitive man, but certain highlights of its achievements, the rebel punished by the gods, the tragedy of Hiroshima and even the symbolic representation of the conquest of space by astronauts. The fight, enthusiasm and momentum, hope, confirm the stages of man's life on earth.

The central monolith shows the passions of mankind, his release and the final triumph within your reach. On the other hand, Prince Gardens contain an interesting botanical collection and visitors find native species, such as boxwood, oleander, caper and viburnum. Besides margallón the country, we find the Canary palm, the date palm and the Washingtonia robusta. A small white pine and pine canary forms the upper part of the enclosure, staged with typical dry stone embankments local.

Here are mixed laurels, tinsmiths and pine Paris. Among the different species from around the world there are varieties as suggestive as the cedar, the sausage, the brachichito, Araucaria, gingko biloba and a wide variety of cactus.

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Related links: Tortosa: mediterranean city, the jewish presence | Tortosa Cathedral and the permanent exhibition | The Royal Colleges of Tortosa | Interpretation Centre of Holy Week of Tortosa |
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