Visit el Castell de Vila-seca

Contemporary art in a historic setting

The history of the town of Vila-seca has always been linked to the castle, since they both originally date from the 12th century.

The castle was built during the repopulation of Camp de Tarragona by Ramon de Olzina, first feudal lord of Vila-seca, by order of King Alfons I the Chaste, Archbishop Bernat Tort and Guillem de Tarragona.

It later passed to the Archbishopric of Tarragona, which in 1680 sold it to Johan Kies, the Dutch consul in Barcelona.

In 1899 the castle and its lands were acquired by Isidre de Sicart i Torrents, who renovated the house according to a design by the architect Enric Fatjó i Torras, and from then on it was known as the Castle of the Count of Sicart. This is why, the building, as we see it today, is in the neo-Gothic style, with stylistic influences from central and northern Europe.

On 22 October 2005, the town hall of Vila-seca approved the acquisition of the castle and the adjacent garden.

Discover the Castell de Vila-seca

Discover el Castell de Vila-seca

Guided visits to the castle and the exhibitions

Visit el Castell de Vila-seca

contemporary art in a historic setting

Fees and admisions

General admission: 3€

The general admission includes the spare time visit to the Castell de Vila-seca and the temporary exhibition

Reduced admission: 1€

The reduced price will be applied to visitors who certify, with a valid document, the following conditions or membership:

  • Visitors over 65 years of age
  • Students under 25 years of age
  • Teachers
  • Youth Card (Carnet Jove)
  • Pensioners
  • Unemployed
  • Journalists

Free admision

Minors under 18 years old & Vilacard owners.


Opening Hours

From 1st July to 15th September (Summer Open Hours)

  • Monday closed.
  • Open from Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays: from 10 am to 02 pm and from 05 pm to 09 pm.
  • Guided tours: Wednesday (07 pm), Saturday (07 pm) and Sunday (11 am).

Public Holidays: 24 June, 3 and 15 August, 11 September.

From 16th September to 30th June (Winter Open Hours)

  • Tuesdays to Fridays: from 10 am to 02 pm
  • Saturday: from 10 am to 02 pm and 05 pm to 08 pm
  • Sunday and public holidays: from 10 am to 02 pm
  • Guided tours: Saturday and Sundays: 12 pm
  • Guided tour for schools and groups: by appointment (

Public Holidays: 17 January, 28 and 29 March, 1 April, 1 May, 12 October, 1 November, 6 and 8 December.


Location and access


Carrer del Castell, 38,
43480 Vila-seca, Tarragona

Contact us


Carrer del Castell, 38,
43480 Vila-seca, Tarragona



977376300 – 977 77 86 00





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