Siurana and Priotat | History and Wine Tasting

7 Days



Siurana was the last Moorish stronghold in Catalonia and fell in 1153 Between Camp de Tarragona and was the last Muslim enclave to fall to the Christians in Catalonia.  Today a Natural Park, we find areas of great beauty and natural interest: the area of Siurana +700m, and the Sierra of Llaberia. It is a route that crosses the most emblematic mountains of the Costa Daurada, joining the Natural Park of the Serra de Montsant (Priorat) with the Prades Mountains (Baix Camp), full of surprising places surrounded with peace and harmony. Cornudella where we start walking boasts an Art Nouveau cooperative wine celler built in 1919 by Cèsar Martinell, student of Gaudí as well as a Renaissance church dedicated to Saint Mary. Siurana also conserves remains of the Moorish castle, the military buildings or “hisn” which were built around 9th century as a control centre. They belong to an extensive territory dominated by the Moors and located in a strategic position of defence at the entrance to the village. The conquest of this castle by Ramon Berenguer IV was planned before those of Tortosa and Lleida, but was not completed until 1153.Once conquered, it was passed to Bertran de Castellet and later on to Albert de Castellvell. It served as dowry for the Catalan royalty, to guarantee pacts amongst other functions.


Visit Tarragona roman amphitheatre. The first occupation of Tarragona is attributed to Gneus Scipio, who founded a Roman military camp here in 218 BC. It grew quickly and was named a colony of Rome in 45 BC by Julius Caesar. Tarragona is considered the most important Roman town in Spain.
The Roman Amphitheatre is situated on the coast, just off the Rambla Nova. At Tarragona’s highest point sits the 12th century cathedral; located within cathedral is the Museu Diocesà, housing an interesting collection of Catalan art.
The Archaeological Museum can be found at Plaça del Rei 5, overlooking the sea and the Necropolis Museum, just outside of the main town, displays one of the most important Christian burial sites in Spain, which was used between the 3rd and 5th centuries. Hotel

Cornudella de Montsant – Siurana – Arboli
We climb up to Siurana (706m) after having delighted in the Panta Siurana lake. La Siurana is the Christian name for the town. Originally, it was known by the Latin name of La Seviriana, but was changed to Xibrana after being conquered by the Umayyads. A memorial cross was erected in 1953 to commemorate the reconquest of Siurana 800 years before in 1153, the last Muslim enclave to fall to the Christians in Catalonia. We will stay in B&B accommodation.
Distance: 14.76km +698m – 428m

Arboli – La Mussara Starting from the chapel of St Paul we contour until there is the opportunity to climb up Puig Gallicant to an abandonned village, occupied until 1965 when the resident farmers moved down to Arboli. Local people made a living from farming wheat, oats, rye and chickpeas in their farms and vineyards, in the flatter areas of lower height. We then pass the specticular Gorg del Mas des Frares before entering the deep sided canyon walls of of Febro and reaching the refuge de Mussara.

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Siurana and Priotat | History and Wine Tasting
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