Route through the viewpoints of the Costa Dorada Mountains
We propose a route for viewpoints for the Costa Dorada Mountains.
The viewpoints are located in the municipalities of Albiol, L'Aleixar, Almoster, Arbolí, Colldejou, Miami Beach, Prades, Riudecols, Riudoms, Vandellós, Capafonts and Les Borges del Camp and how they are specially designed for people visiting the Baix Camp with your car, can be easily accessed with vehicle. Each lookout has a rest area and furniture to interpret the landscape.
Through the Miradores route, you will learn about the geological, geographical and natural characteristics of the Baix Camp and we will explain the rural culture of our people, the relationship of man with his natural environment and how this relationship has shaped, to a large extent, our way of being.
We hope you enjoy this experience of culture and landscape!
Viewpoints of the Prades Mountains
The castles were a symbol of feudal power and around them were generated small population centers, a phenomenon that responded to the will of the feudal lord to concentrate the population bordering the centers of power.
The most interesting and characteristic places of the area is for example the Castle of Termenat. So is the architecture of the Albiol Castle. In the enclosure there are two square towers. The cistern is at the foot of the keep. On the interior walls you can still see the lime plaster that served to hyper-permeate the structure.
The castle was closed by an irregular wall that adapted to the characteristics of the land.
The town, besides 714m of altitude, is surrounded by a vast expanse of pines and oaks. In its mountains is the Monte del Gallicant of 1,008mi thanks to its particular orography Arbolí is one of the most outstanding areas in terms of canyoning throughout the State.
The most interesting and characteristic places of the area are: the Camp de los Castillejos, a military camp of the 1950s, which is currently disused. So is the Mussara, the depopulated nucleus with a good handful of pleasant sensations due to its geographical and overwhelming situation.
You can also visit the Interpretation Center of the Prades Mountains, a center with material to know the towns, nature, vegetation, environment, fauna, geology, etc.
The town of Prades is located on a plateau about 950m above sea level in the center of the mountainous massif known as Prades Mountains.
The special orography of the massif and its height give it a peculiar climatology that moves away from the typical Mediterranean system of the coast, defining itself as a clear continental climate of high mountain.
The most interesting and characteristic places in the area are: La Abellera Hermitage. Aqeusta hermitage is located 2 km from Prades. The chapel is a building of 1570, embedded in a cliff of 1,020 m taking advantage of a cave that had served as shelter. It consists of a single nave and on its lateral exterior there are spectacular views over the valleys and nearby mountains.
You can also walk through the Roca Foradada, a wall of rock about 10 m high has been pierced by erosion, which has worn away the rock and caused some collapse forming a natural arch. It is a large opening in one of the rocks of the foothills of the Puntal del Colomer through which, from the back, there is an original view of the village of Capafonts framed in the middle of the hole in the rock.
And finally it is also recommended to visit the Tossa de la Baltasana. The 1,201m hill is the highest peak in the Baix Camp and Conca de Barberà regions.
Viewpoints of the land of the dip
It is a municipality located in the mountainous sector of the Baix Camp, where the Mola de Colldejou is a point of reference hiker and there are remains of a fort of the Carlist wars. Being surrounded by peaks and coasts makes the city has uneven terrain and unfit for agricultural work.
The most interesting and characteristic places of the area are: La Mola de Colldejou. It is an emblem top of Tarragona of 914 m with a shape of millstone, that's why it deserves in the name it has.
You can also visit the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Roca and Sant Ramon de Penyafort; they are brilliantly integrated into the red mountain of the Rock; rich in nature, landscape, faith, history, tradition and legends. In the area you will also find the Hermitage of Santa Marina, the Sierra de Llaberia or the Interpretation Center of the Sierra de Llaberia.
Villanueva de los Infantes
The Municipality of Villanueva de los Infantes presents a beautiful landscape where the mountain merges with the sea and where you can enjoy a place full of contrasts. The coastline has virtually untouched beaches and a few minutes away we find the mountains.
The most interesting and characteristic places in the area are: the Masía de Castellón, a village that has been uninhabited since the fifties and which, for the Christmas holidays, comes alive with the representation of the Crib of the stars.
The Visitors Center of the Coll de Balaguer Hospital or the Mill of Vandellós with the Oil Interpretation Center. We also recommend you visit the Ermita de San Roque, which located in an excellent location, becomes a viewpoint over the Tarraconense Coast and the Ebro Lands, as well as the Mirador del Cerro del Castillo.
Viewpoints of hazelnut landscapes
The village is located in the valley of its name, which opens between the Red ridge and the Mirador mountain, on the border with the Priorat, with which it is communicated by the saddle of Alforja. It was the center of a barony and preserves vestiges of the walls and the castle.
The most interesting and characteristic places of the area are: the Church, the Hermitage of San Antonio, the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Puigcerver, or the Cross of the Term, the best known route to go to Puigcerver, has several crossings that point the way, like Cheese and Stone.
Almoster be located at the foot of the last buttresses of the Prades mountains, under the Puig d'en Cama. Neolithic remains have been found in the farmhouses and the Picarany ravine, as well as Roman amphoras and Pontarró graves, some of them remade in the Reus museum.
The most interesting places in the area are: the Parish Church of Sant Miquel or the various stately homes in the area, the most important are Cal Victor and Cal Llompart.
Les Borges del Camp
Les Borges del Camp is a villa located at the foot of the last buttresses of the Sierra de la Mussara and the Prades mountains. The term is drained by the stream of Alforja of normally dry course and by several ravines. To take advantage of the water in the subsoil, several mines, wells and fountains have been built. It is very well connected by the railway network, roads and highways.
In the area you can visit the Parish Church of the Assumption, the Hermitage of the Virgen de la Riera which is located about 800 meters from the town.
Village located in a quite mountainous terrain and with the aggregates of the Irles and the Vueltas. The origin of the city is found in the Christian reconquest. After throwing the Saracens of the Sierra de Prades and Ciurana in 1153 became part of the barony of Alforja.
Do not miss the visit to the church of the population, the Irles, a town that offers a remarkable set of conservation as an urban nucleus or Las Vueltas that has several houses of the s. XVIII with stone covers on the only street in the village.
Viewpoint of Mont-roig and Miami Platja
Mont-roig and Miami Beach
The core of Miami Playa that occupies the main seafront of the municipality has nine snaking coves and extensive and little crowded beaches. Beautiful, unique and little known place of the Costa Dorada.
The visit to the bunkers is obligatory. You will discover the testimonies of the Spanish Civil War. It is about two systems of machine gun nests, old defensive fortifications. A bunker is located on the beach of Pitxerota and the other on the beach of the House of Thieves.
You can also stroll along historical and unique roads, where you will enjoy the traces of the Roman Via Augusta route that linked Cádiz with Narbona and the other, a part of the royal gorge that links Barcelona with Valencia and that formerly used to run them on the way to migration.
Finally, you can walk through the Tower of Miami, a circular tower of new plant with battlements and openings that dominates the coves of the Peñones. Its value is landscaping and it becomes an ideal place to take a break on any trip.
Source: Regional Council of Baix Camp
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