The Priorat and its adjacent regions, offer us a wide range of possibilities combining culture, landscape and gastronomic products of the highest quality: the wine and olive oil.
Approximately 1 hour driving from Barcelona, and following the Mediterranean motorway, we arrive to Altafulla, near the beach in Costa Dourada, base camp from which to launch tours or overnight in the Hotel Gran Claustre ****.
Just a 10 mint. we have the Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona, with all its historical heritage. From here begin the various options offered by geography and based on your preferences, all just 45 mint by car.
Territory of high level production of intense wines with character, with landraces, mixed intelligently some foreign grapes .
Wines of international prestige, "top wines", from here, we can enjoy a considered one of the best in the world: L'Ermita (produced in a dry territory ore very low yield, but spectacular to taste).
As major populations are: Falset, Siurana, Porrera, Gratallops and many others, offering in its countless wineries, tastings of their finest wines.
Special mention to Escaladei, supply with Cartoxa (old monastery) it is named (in recostrucción and vistable), who from 1150 produced magnificent wines and oils.
Do not forget that moving from one village to another, in spectacular natural landscapes as Serralada Montsant and Prades (natural parks), of great beauty.
All this wide gastronomic offer is complemented with variant offering cultural and historical places like towns and monasteries of the Cistercian Order (Benedictine), as Poblet or Santes Creus. Enclaves are ancient (1150 m), which were established after the conquest of the territories to the Moors and for their livelihood, began producing wines mainly, that lasts until today. Posibility of guided visits in monasteries.
Special attention deserves Siurana landscaping, picturesque and high town allows us to see the surrounding mountains and the swamp with their feet. Restaurants and hotel offers and serving local cuisine, as well as establishment for buy Montsant wines and oils.
Like a final reference, a great offer for 1 or 2 days with dense and full of testings experiences, culture, landscape, which extend the pre-established notion about Catalunya, like that of a diverse and multi-faceted to be known.
1- 2 days (leaving from Barcelona)