Bellmunt del Priorat
Altitude: 261 m
Bellmunt del Priorat is a municipality located southwest of the Priorat region. It is located on top of a hill, on the left Siurana River, at the confluence with the river Montsant. And indeed, its location, which gives the name to the town, situated on top of a beautiful mountain.
The Priorat Bellmunt population is dominated by the church of Santa Llucia eighteenth century. It has a neoclassical style in its decoration, having a Latin cross plan and a belfry attached and painted white. The steeple of this color is the one that is in the region of Priorat.
The Priorat Bellmunt subsoil is probably one of the most interesting parts of the population. This is why there is a historical past associated with the extraction and underground elements present on the study and love of geology. In this regard, we emphasize Santa Eugenia Mine or Mine Grande, which is open to the public, which is the benchmark for the population for its size, depth and performance which has led in extractives. Behind him Mine would place Regia. Of these mines has been removed, basically, lead, galena, barite and millerite.
Moreover, in Priorat Bellmunt find a building dating from the early twentieth century is known under the name of Casa de las Minas. It is square and consists of three floors and was used to locate mines offices, including the address space, the laboratory room and housing for senior positions in the mines.
Following all this exploitation, created the Museum Bellmunt Mines Priorat, which belongs to the Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia i (mNACTEC), headquartered in Terrassa.
In Priorat Bellmunt celebrate a curious, the Festival of Fools. It is the 30th of December and it is customary to make a popular food cooked on the street and by men. It is known by the name of "the Badejada" and consists of beans with badejo (cod). Apart from this event, the town celebrates, also in December, Santa Llucia-the 13th - and Santa Barbara on 4 -, patron saint of miners.