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Climbing in Margalef

Escalada Margalef foto de LIAM LONSDALE

  Margalef is one of the best sport climbing areas in the world, with more than 80 sectors and close approaching 1500 routes. It is one of the most important climbing areas of Spain offering routes to suit all levels from absolute beginner to the very best in the world. The huge number of expanding […]

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Reservoir of Margalef

Near the village there is the reservoir of Margalef, opened in 1994 and with a capacity of 2.800.000 m3. It was initially made to supply water to farms in the area and boost the local economy, but lately it has become a tourist attraction. For this reason it has a recreational area on the bank […]

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Sant Miquel’s Church

Sant Miquel's Church

The most important building in the village is the Church, dedicated to Saint Michael and located in the square of the same name. It is a neoclassical 18th century building, with three naves, and a Bell Tower incorporated into the building. […]

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Covetes Street

Covetes Street

The municipality of Margalef has large outcrops of rock. Mills street, known as Carrer de les Covetes (Covetes Street), is the most characteristic of the village. An entire side of the street is rock, which serves as a support to the street above. Recently, the rock of this street has been cleaned and restored, so […]

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Olive oil museum

Museu de l'Oli: Centre d'interpretació de l'Oli i de les Economies Productives

This is a centre designed to publicise the natural and cultural heritage of Montsant as well as fostering the culture of olive oil.
It is on two floors: on the upper floor, which is the entrance and reception area for visitors, users can see an olive washer in operation as well as a replica of a traditional kitchen. […]

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The hermitage of Sant Salvador

Sant Salvador Hermitage

The hermitage of Sant Salvador is 3.5 km from the village and can be reached on foot and also by car. The building shelters beneath an enormous rock. It is a small, modest construction. A curious feature, similar to other Montsant hermitages, is that the bell is made from an old bomb. The original was […]

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The Joveres Valley

Joveres Valley

The Joveres Valley is a clear example of local agriculture. Its centuries-old terraces store hours and hours of well-done work to get this liquid gold as extra virgin oil. The asphalted track will take us through picturesque landscapes where the main protagonists are the olive, the land and the stone. The tireless struggle of the […]

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Espadelles

Serrall Espadelles

The most unknown area of the municipality of Margalef. A place taken from another world. In Espadelles we can see how the Garrigas separate from the Montsant, all cut by the river. The track that will take us up from the path of the dam, will make us pass through scratches and old stone houses, […]

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Miracle Cave

Cave del Miracle

The Miracle Cave is one of those unique caves that are so characteristic of Margalef. It is a long elbow-shaped cleft, shaped by an important cantilever, with a geological and vegetal formation in its mid point, where a stream descends from the ravine towards the ravine. No construction is known in the cave, but it […]

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Cave of la Taverna

Cave near the reservoir of Margalef de Montsant, the entrance is done through a large basin in the form of a large bunk and has a higher exit for a path that goes back to the beginning. In one of the inner rooms, on a small block of limestone that stands out among the others […]

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Cave d’en Ximet

The Cave d’en Ximet, located in the ravine of Sant Salvador, is a cave formed by an overhanging of blocks dropped in the bottom of the ravine. It happens that the water of the ravine de San Salvador, the only ravine in the municipality where water runs all year round and which includes the municipality […]

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El Montsant

The Montsant Mountain Range symbolises the Priorat and the Tarragona region. It is not one of the highest mountains, neither is it the one that stretches the furthest, and yet, the strength of its geography is unquestionable. This mountain range is compact, encircled in a great part by sheer cliffs and rocky areas formed during the Oligocene epoch. […]

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Mas del Serrador

This ancient building is a representative testimony of what had been the development of vineyard cultivation in this area west of Montsant, the remains of the old construction con rms this hypothesis. The presence of numerous margins around the house confirm this occupation of the territory. This building served as a hostel given its location […]

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Cobbled ramp

The people of Margalef knew how to open roads through the Montsant Range, seeking to communicate with neighboring towns and cultivate more productive lands. Especially the economy that revolved around the Cartuja of Escaladei led to the creation of paths with corners like the one we contemplate, a small work of ancestral engineering that still […]

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Centennial Era

Throughout history, many generations have been extracted from those that ended up being elds of cultivation the stones that prevented the plow and the correct growth of the seeds. These stones have been used to build margins to dry out and dry stone walls, which protect and limit the elds and, in some cases, also […]

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Cave dels Cups

The Cave dels Cups (wineries), hung on a wall with calcic formations for the whole ensemble. The fundamental feature of this cave are the two wineries located in the middle of the formation. This type of construction is a representative testimony of what had been the development of vineyard cultivation in this area west of […]

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