The region of the Alt Camp is gastronomy, culture, nature, history, popular traditions... all this and much more. Come live and enjoy a world of experiences.
If offers a wide range of cultural attractions, as the monastery of Santes Creus, the Cistercian Route, many museums and monuments, etc. Region where there are prehistoric remains from the Paleolithic to Iberians and Romans. We can also enjoy their food as the calçots exceptional dish. Valls, the capital region offers a street steeped in history: Jewish Quarter and the street of the Clerk. Stocks Highlight: Alcover, the Pla de Santa Maria, and Vila-rodona.
Environmental tourism resources:
Mountains of Prades Natural Park: A group of pre-coastal mountains of the Cordillera, extending over 30,000 hectares. Declared as a Natural Site of National Interest. Located in five different regions: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barbera, Priorat Garrigues. These latter regions bordering the Montsant Natural Park.
They are a typical Mediterranean mountain range dominated tabular relief with high plains as the Motllats. Born Francolí several rivers like the Brugent, the Siurana and Glorieta. Its natural wealth is given by the expanses of red pine forests in the upper zones, and Aleppo pines in the lower zones and expanses of oak and oak forests, where it is to raise awareness of the Pyrenean oak, where their existence is only in Catalonia. Several springs and streams are nutrient in these forests, where several forest birds like the golden eagle and peregrine falcon.
Gros Tossal Miramar: Located between the edge of Alt Camp and Conca de Barbera, about 860metres in height approx. The Sierra de Miramar is integrated into the Plan Area of Natural Interest (PEIN). Relief Francolí limestone between the rivers and Gaia, which lead to the landscape forming communities of oak plant. At the top of the mountain we have a wonderful view of the Conca de Barbera, Montblanc, Cabra del Camp Figuerola del Camp.
Valls: the capital of Alt Camp retains the old narrow and crooked streets of the medieval period and the Jewish Quarter. Also noteworthy is the Gothic church of Sant Joan (SXVI) and the Chapel of the Rosary, and the arcaded square of Blat. Both "castellers" as "calçotadas" originated in this town. The Calçotada (starts on last Sunday of January) of gastronomic tradition.
Modernist Style Wineries: buildings are where it combines the function of collecting, processing and storage of fruits of the earth.
L'Alt Camp, Conca de Barberà i have the concentration of modernist most important cooperatives of Catalonia. The L'Espluga of Francolí and Null (the work of Cesar Martinell) are the best examples.
- Cellar Nulles Modernist, was built in 1919 by Cesar Martinell, Gaudí student. Monumental façade with parabolic arches that support the roof, high base pavement and vertical brick piers combined with glazed ceramics. Declared of cultural interest.
- Cellar Rodona Vila-Modernist, was built in 1919 by architect Cesar Martinell. It is a building with two ships, where the main door is located on the first ship with a large window and shutters five elongated.
- Aiguamurcia Modernist Cellar, built in 1914 and designed by architect Cesar Martinell. Built of stone at the base, stucco and brick walls around windows, the stone is also used for the archway.
Cistercian Route: This historic tour takes us through the Conca de Barbera, Alt Urgell and Camp, joining the three most important Cistercian monasteries in Catalonia.
- Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet: impressive architectural ensemble founded in 1150 by Cistercian monks. Can be counted among the most important monastic ensembles in Europe, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991.
- Monastery of Santa María de Vallbona: it is the most important female monastery in Catalonia. Founded in the twelfth century, and found a Cistercian architecture with characteristics similar to those of Poblet. He is still an active center.
- Cistercian monastery of Santes Creus: Located in Santes Creus is a Cistercian monastery of the largest and best preserved today. The main facade XII century and has a Romanesque and Gothic glass window. The plant closed a Latin cross behind the altar where we find the tombs of Pedro II (the Great) and James II, a Gothic altarpiece. On this same floor there is the rose, three ships and five chapels abacales and two cloisters, a Gothic and a Romanesque. Note the chapter house, the scriptorium, the monks' dormitory and the English Gothic cloister attributed Fonoll, elegantly carved decoration.
In 1835 the monastery was abandoned and in the process of destruction for many years. In 1921 it was declared a National Monument.
Route of the Castles of Gaia: We shows different ancient fortifications in the Valley of Gaia, with a density of castles and medieval towers of Catalonia higher. You can take a tour of Castells as Saburella Castle, Castillo de Vila-Rodona, Rodonyà original Castillo, Castillo de Querol (national interest) ... and medieval towers of Torre del Moro Montferri. Itinerary cultural as natural as in the counties of Alt Camp, Conca de Barberà and Tarragona.
Summer Concerts in the Cistercian Route: Traditional Summer Concerts in the monastery of Santes Creus held in July and August with various leisure activities, culture and art. Began in 2005 with the First Summer Concert Series in The Cistercian Route.
Fair and Fiesta del Remedio Bandits: We held in the municipality of Alcover. Give to know from the XVI-XVII century representative elements of banditry, rebirth and the mountains of Prades.
Castellera day: The meeting on 10 September in Valls. The Valls castellers held every year at this time the September 11 National Day for the National Day of Catalonia. During this week there are different traditional and popular activities, as well as concerts and meals provided by the City.
Grand celebration of the "calçotada" Valls: in late January, vila de Valls (land of origin "will calçotades") celebrates a festive day that revolves around this popular food. Throughout the day there are different activities related to "calçots, which creates an atmosphere of celebration and happiness.
Cistercian route (by foot or bicycle): the historical route (GR 175) takes us through the Conca de Barbera, Alt Urgell and Camp, joining the three most important Cistercian monasteries in Catalonia. We found a lot of cultural heritage and spectacular natural landscapes, all well marked and described. It can be done on foot or bicycle and is suitable for everyone.
Hiking and mountain biking: the Alt Camp offers a wealth of well-marked routes and upgraded for all lovers of hiking and biking. Incentive to know the historical, cultural and artistic.
One can make the trip from Querol to the Coll de Montagut and page views of Alt Camp to the people of Valls, the Plan de Santa Maria and Alió.
Near the Alt Camp ...
Reus: City bourgeois and modernist of the region of Baix Camp. In the 17TH and 19th century was the commercial capital of the South of Catalonia. The city has an urban core with many buildings of great architectural richness, streets, squares and promenades of extreme beauty, part of the stately farmhouses.
Church of Sant Pere: The second half of the 12th century Church. Gothic style with a single nave with side chapels between the buttresses and six sections. Its bell tower also in a late Gothic style, consisting of a hexagonal Tower of 63 meters.
Tarragona: Provincial Capital has a wide range, shopping, culture and leisure, museums and thematic routes (Roman, medieval and Modernist route) without forgetting the nice beaches (Costa Dorada).
Port Aventura World: Port aventura: the theme park largest of southern Europe with a great diversity of attractions and gastronomy.