Montblanc

Province: Tarragona
Shire: Conca de Barberà
Inhabitants: 7382
Extension: 91,1 Km2
Altitude: 350 m

Montblanc is the capital of the Tarragona region of Conca de Barbera. The village is located south of the region where the rivers Francolí and Anguera, at the foot of the Pla de Santa Barbara. Montblanc is located 350 meters above sea level, although the highest point of the municipality is 1,126 feet, top of the Mola d'Stat. Bordered Prentice and the Sierra de Prades Mountains.

The municipality consists of Montblanc aggregates Guardia dels Prats, Lilla, Prentice, Rojals and Pinetell, i small Bartra, Rojalons, Cogullons i els Barceloneta.

Montblanc's history dates back to 1163 when Afonso I granted a town charter to Pere Berenguer de Vilafranca. The population grew rapidly and became Montblanc a large population. They are good examples of this walled enclosure of 1,500 meters, consisting of 34 towers almenades, of which today only have 17. The wall is of the fourteenth century and its construction was ordered by the Cerimoniós Pere III, during the war against Peter the Cruel of Castile. Formerly there were four entry points to the city of today are only the Gate of Saint George and the Gate of Bori. The most notable of the wall is the Bastion of Santa Ana, located at the highest point of this. With the name of the Foradot is known one of the sections of the wall with better perspective as it is situated in front of a large esplanade, at this point now hosts concerts and other events during fa festival.

As a curious comment that, according to legend, the fight between St. George and the Dragon took place right in front of these walls.

Besides the walls, dig also mention the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, also known as the Cathedral of the Mountain, an impressive Gothic church was begun the year 1352 and it was incomplete due to the Black Death. During the War of the Reapers was damaged and its facade was rebuilt in the seventeenth century Baroque style.

Other important buildings within the architecture of Montblanc are the church of San Francisco (XIII - XIV), the church of San Miguel of the thirteenth century, the convent and sanctuary of the Sierra (XIII - XIV), the ancient hospital of Santa Magdalena (XV - XVI) which houses a church with a single nave of the fourteenth century inside. Not forgetting the Jewish quarter (Jewish quarter) or the stately homes abound and we can see if we enter the narrow streets of the old town.

Where to sleep

El Molí Oleari

Montblanc

Olear Moli is a place of calm and sensations designed to offer…

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Casa Pairal Espasa

L'Espluga de Francolí (a 5.7 Km)

Former farmhouse of the seventeenth century, with views of the mountains of…

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Mas Corbella

Alcover (a 12.8 Km)

Mas Corbella is an ideal rural tourism house for groups of families…

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Mas Rossell

El Pla de Santa Maria (a 12.6 Km)

Mas Rossell is a rural accommodation or farmhouse, located in the municipality…

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Allotjaments Mircla

Rocafort de Queralt (a 14.9 Km)

Two separate accommodations for up to 4 persons each, fully equipped with…

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Hotel Balneari Oca Rocallaura****

Vallbona de les Monges (a 14.9 Km)

Hotel Balneario Oca Rocallaura ****, located in a beautiful natural environment, surrounded…

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Càmping Santes Creus

Aiguamúrcia (a 16.1 Km)

In the countryside where to spend a few days with family, surrounded…

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Càmping & Bungalow Park Serra de Prades

Vilanova de Prades (a 17.4 Km)

Come and enjoy the best in Sierra de Prades bungalow, surrounded by…

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Where to eat

El Refugi

Valls (a 13.3 Km)

Restaurant with a family in which the specialty is calçot and kitchen…

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Càmping & Bungalow Park Serra de Prades

Vilanova de Prades (a 17.4 Km)

Come and enjoy the best in Sierra de Prades bungalow, surrounded by…

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Mas de Teret Events, Grupo Casablanca

El Catllar (a 24.1 Km)

It enjoys a great calçotada in the mountain. Calçots chosen and cooked…

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Cellers de Can Suriol

Font-rubí (a 25.5 Km)

Come to discover the heart of the Penedès by approaching the Grabuac…

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What to do

Coves de l'Espluga de Francolí

L'Espluga de Francolí (a 5.7 Km)

The Cuevas de L'Espluga are natural caves used by man since the…

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Ruta Templera i Hospitalera

L'Espluga de Francolí (a 5.4 Km)

Tour of the different streets of the upper part of the Espluga…

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Museu Fassina Balanyà

L'Espluga de Francolí (a 5.4 Km)

La Fassina is an old factory dedicated to the distillation of brandy…

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Museu de la Vida Rural

L'Espluga de Francolí (a 5.3 Km)

4,000 square meters where rural life and the origins of wine and…

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Cellers Blanch Escape room

Puigpelat (a 15.5 Km)

Can you overcome the mysteries that are hidden in the cellar of…

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Celler L'Olivera Vallbona de les Monges

Vallbona de les Monges (a 17.8 Km)

La Olivera Winery, which for 40 years has been working to break…

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Càmping & Bungalow Park Serra de Prades

Vilanova de Prades (a 17.4 Km)

Come and enjoy the best in Sierra de Prades bungalow, surrounded by…

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Adernats - Vinícola de Nulles

Nulles (a 17.9 Km)

The Nulles Wine Cathedral, modernist winery designed in 1917 by César Martinell,…

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