Shire: Baix Camp
Altitude: 195 m
Riudecanyes is a small municipality located within the coast of Tarragona, right in the Baix Camp. It is situated in an ideal location, halfway between the mountains and the sea, which is only 10 kilometers.
Riudecanyes is characterized by three essential elements that make it an original village. First of all the streets, all of them bearing the names of the days of the week, but for some time has had to extend the nomenclature of the streets as they have increased in number. The second most Riudecanyes reservoir that is located between the village and the mountains and makes the environment a pleasant and unique landscape where you can stroll or enjoy the surrounding pine forests, or even fishing. And thirdly, in Riudecanyes found in the highest peak of the population, the most spectacular building around the core: the castle - monastery of Sant Miquel d'Escornalbou. In fact, we can not leave without visiting Riudecanyes castle. It is dated from the twelfth century and was driven by King Alfonso I. After passing through several hands, the current owner has started the restoration trying to keep the original appearance, which can still clearly see the presence of the Romanesque style.
Although these three basic elements Riudecanyes, the town offers other items that deserve special attention, for example, the Renaissance church of Sant Mateu built in 1582. In all it was used the mortar and stone for construction, in addition to crushed stone columns and brick and chalk laps. It has an altar of 25 meters high and originally had a high altar had eight fourteen chapels and altars.
As regards the environment, has an appreciable Riudecanyes natural place where you can stroll and routes. In this area we can highlight the Pineda and Escornalbou Sureda and park glaneres them.
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