The hermitage of Sant Salvador

Hermitage of Sant Salvador
Hermitage of Sant Salvador

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 built in the 16th century but it was burnt down in 1936 and had to be rebuilt. Right next to the hermitage, beneath the same rock, the old hermit’s dwelling can also be seen. There is a recreation area with barbecues and also a water tap. The main festivities held there are in honour of Saint Salvador on 6th August and Saint Mark on 25th April. It is a starting point for walks over the top of Montsant. The old path to the hermitage has recently been cleared and marked; it runs through a striking landscape of curious rock formations.

You can visit it on the Route 6: Sant Salvador.