Shire: Conca de Barberà
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.