Miramar was originally part of Scripps Ranch, founded by Edward W. Scripps. He named his home he built on the ranch “Miramar” in the 1890s, after Archduke Maximilian’s castle, Miramare, in Trieste, Italy. The name eventually became applied to the surrounding mesa. Loosely translated from Spanish it means “a view of the sea”, “sea-view”, or “sea sight”. Miramar is a neighborhood located in the northern part of the city of San Diego, California. In 1986, Miramar was the site of the real TOPGUN made famous by the movie Top Gun.