The Oak of the
or Oak Cappaire
Albarca, which makes more than 3 meters in diameter, to find it, we must follow
the itinerary marked by the Natural Park, the road begins at the cross of the
term (in the village entrance).
Medieval tombs, the foot of the hill of Albarca, in the forest there is a small cemetery tombs carved into the rock, which seem to be the IX-X centuries. This is a set of five graves on a large rock.
How to get:
From the Cruz del Coll, towards Ulldemolins out the path down to the corral Agusti, in the ravine of Bova. A few meters away, you will find a path on the left that goes into the shady side of the mountain, above some cultivated land. On reaching the forest, you must come down, turning right, a couple of stops and you will find the graves.
is the highest of the Sierra del Montsant, in the region of Priorat point. This is a summit of 1166 meters. The route we follow starts from the village of Albarca. It is simple and is marked correctly.
Church of Sant Vicente, the sigloXII, located in the village of Albarca. Romanesque architecture is documented in 1152 and modified in the seventeenth century, the portal is Renaissance.
The path of the Carthusians, Albarca in Morera de Montsant
Ramblers Association Cornudella de Montsant has recovered as hiking route the path from Albarca to Morera de Montsant, passing near the house of St. Blaise, known as the Carthusian way.
Ermita de Sant Joan de Codolar
located in a beautiful landscape surrounded by ancient cypresses and "Còdols" (rocks rounded by erosion) .Unos meters before we will find Sant Joan Petit. It can be reached from Albarca Cornudella or walk or drive on a paved track.
Hermitage of Mare de Deu del Montsant,
Albarca exits from, is located below the Rock Corbatera which is the highest of the Sierra de Montsant (1166 m) point.
Ancient people of the Mussara
uninhabited, of Arab origin also called the accursed people for its legends and
myths behind the disappearance of his people in 1950.
It is located in the Minicipal term of Vilaplana, charming, beautiful views, mysteries and secrets.
The Cartoixa d'Scala-Dei was founded in the twelfth century, it is considered that was the first Carthusian monastery of the Iberian Peninsula.
It is possible to walk around the grounds of the Cartuja and admire the architecture of facades, arches, floors and walls. Highlights include the remains of the church and the main cloister, and a closing of the cells, recently rebuilt and arranged as when a Carthusian father lived.
Legend: who sent monks to find the most suitable for construction site and these encoencontraron a pastor who explained that in dreams saw some angels ascending to heaven by stairs leaning against the strain of a pine tree that was in place where he grazed their herds. The monks interpreted it as a sign from God and there built himself a small cloister would be the origin of the Carthusian Monastery of Santa Maria de Escaladei, which means "staircase to God".
The village of Siurana, where the Romanesque church of Santa María del XII century next to the cliff where we enjoy spectacular views of the reservoir of Siurana and its rock formations.
The legend of the Queen Mora
Legend has gathered by the writer Joan Amades, who Ciurana was the domain of Queen Abd-el-azia, of great beauty. Christians, unable to conquer the population, served as the wiles of a Jewish traitor who offered the castle entrance and killed almost the entire population, but Abd-el-azia, sure fortification, celebrated as much a party in one of the rooms of the palace with the nobility of the place. Suddenly, an arrow came through the window, and stuck on the table. The queen, wrapped in the general panic and looking defeated, got into his white horse and headed for the nearest cliff. Persecuted by the Christians and to prevent the horse instinctively stop before the abyss covered his eyes, but the animal, realizing the danger, wanted to stop and nailed his feet on the ground, so that was the mark of his horseshoe on the rock. Others say horseshoe marks are the impulse that took before the jump. Anyway, the tragedy was inevitable and today can be driven into the rock footprint horse in the place that is called the Salto de la Reina Mora.
Another variant that the queen was bathing when he saw the city being attacked. In desperation, he went naked water and mounted the horse to go to the cliff.
The Siurana and Els Avencs the river Febró:
The Siurana River rises in the western slopes of the Mountains of Prades and, like the other major rivers in these mountains, maintains a constant flow digging gorges, creating puddles, water jumps and corners of great beauty. From the village of Febró, located at its birth, the river has shaped a landscape dominated from the cliffs by the impregnable Siurana, the last stronghold of the Moorish occupation in Catalonia valley. To discover this valley we propose a journey from the Febró up to l'Arbolí, through the Gorg and the abandoned village Gallicant.
We left the Febró following the river along a wide path, following the brand of the road network *. We crossed the river several times, we leave the track and continue down the old road of Quatre Molins, in some cobbled sections, enjoying the gorge carved by the river. The road ends flowing into the river above the mill Esquirol. Cross it to follow the PR * Gorg take us to where the water becomes waterlogged and we can bathe. From here, following the GR *, we ascend to the town of Gallicant, now abandoned, and reach the village of Arbolí.
Holy cave is one of the most popular caves of the Montsant. It is located 1,035 m. It is so named because it was believed that she lived a hermit. Inside there is a large stalactite called "the Bell" by the echo generated when struck. The road out of Albarca toward the top of the rock Corbatera. Shortly before reaching this place there is a signpost to the Santa Cova.
The clot of cirerer
It is one of the most important corners of the Montsant Natural Park.
It is located in the heart of the Sierra del Montsant, being able to get there from the village of La Morera de Montsant. Is an oasis of greenery in the middle of the aridity of the Serra Major. Today, in the midst of a walnut tree hollow it is. Some time ago was in the same place a cherry tree that gave its name.
Formerly the shepherds brought their herds to drink water there and still waterholes they prepared for their animals are kept.
A waterfall in the Montsant
The Cadolla dels Forats (840 m) is a small waterfall located in the serra Major del Montsant Natural Park, being able to get there from the village of La Morera de Montsant. In this area we can find deep gorges (locally called "Cadolles") of great beauty. An example is the Cadolla dels Forats.
Ermita de Sant Bartomeu
Romanesque chapel dating from s. XIV, located in the spectacular canyon Fraguerau step forming the Montsant river between the full moon and the Sierra de Montsant. It originated in the cave of the recluse Fra Guerau where he built a small chapel dedicated to Saint Barthelemy. The building we see today was built in front of the cave consists of a single ship with semicircular apse, barrel vault slightly pointed and belfry. Access is walk from the hermitage of Sant Antoni of Ulldemolins by the GR 65-5. It is one of the most charming excursions that can be made by the Natural Park by the beauty of the canyon formed by the Montsant river between rocks and voluptuous forms that must be traversed by a suspension bridge.
Ermita de Sant Antoni and Santa Bàrbara
Chapel at the foot of the Montsant, in the shady part of the mountain, 3 km from the village of Ulldemolins. It is accessible by car and on foot as the track is paved. The building, simple overhead lines, has pointed arches, front atrium, belfry and door lintel. A curiosity is the bell, a pump reused. It has a recreational area with barbecues and a space for camping.
Ermita de Santa Magdalena
Hermitage located in the shady part of the Montsant, very close to the Sant Antoni and Santa Barbara. It is accessible on foot or by car on a paved trail 3 km. Also known as the "Cathedral of Montsant" given its large given the usual size of the hermitages. There are 6 chapels, choir, stands and crypt, and is the work of the pastor Jaume Amigó, also author of the village church. Just above Santa Magdalena is a source that feeds the shrine along with other water supply sources near the village of Ulldemolins. In its vicinity there is a recreational area with barbecues and also a hostel. The feast of St. Magdalena takes place on July 22.