The flower of the Baix Camp.
Alforja is located at the foot of a mountainous area and its urban nucleus developed around the parish church dedicated to Sant Miquel. The church is 17th century building with a neoclassical bell tower. Nearby castle ruins are a testament to the former glory of this town. The festival of Alforja is celebrated on September 29, coinciding with the festivity of San Miguel. In August you can enjoy cultural events such as the Festa del Pataco.
A land to discover, without haste …
To the east of Priorat, a few kilometers from Coll de la Teixeta, we find Porrera. It extends along the valley of the Cortiella river, from El Molló, on the border with the Baix Camp, and where the Garranxa ravine, a tributary of the Cortiella, begins, until its confluence with the Siurana river. The town is located to the right of the Cortiella river.
Land of princesses and legends.
Siurana can be considered as one of the most beautiful towns in the province. Sitting on a huge limestone rock and surrounded by the Estopiñà torrent, it presides over a magnificent panoramic view of the Siurana river valley and its reservoir. Siurana de Tarragona was declared a picturesque spot in 1961. Among its many places to visit, the Romanesque church and the remains of the castle stand out.
Hermitage of Puigcerver
A former religous center in a magical natural setting
The Hermitage of the Virgin of Puigcerver boasts impressive views, located in the upper part of the mountain range of the same name, at 787 meters of altitude and right on the partition between the municipality of Alforja and that of Riudecols. From ancient times, a legend passed down through the years tells us of the appearance, on the trunk of a rowan tree, of an image of the Virgin Mary, found by three young men sent to discover the mystery of a strange glow from this area.
Riudecols is a municipality in Catalonia belonging to the province of Tarragona, in the Baix Camp region. According to 2014 data, its population was 1254 inhabitants. The name is believed to come from Riu-de-còdols (River of Pebbles), and from there it evolved to the current name. It is believed that this name was given to it because the city was founded next to a torrent when water still flowed throughout the year.
A site dedicated to illusion
About one km before reaching Riudecols on the Puigcerver road, is La Avellana, in a parcel known as the Mas d’en Cabré. A century-old farmhouse in an idyllic setting, surrounded by hazelnut trees and listed as a heritage asset. The farmhouse has been recently restored carrying out exhaustive work that unites tradition, imagination and modernity. It is currently used for weddings and banquets. Without a doubt it is a place that we recommend you visit on the way to Riudecols.