El Molar

Foto del Molar

Coordenades GPS

X: 
307650
Y: 
4559675
Common term: 
Molarencs
Inhabitants: 
282
Surface area: 
22,90Ha
Altitude: 
228m
Location: 

El Molar lies in the west of the Priorat, to the right of the river Siurana. 

How to get there: 

It can be reached by road from Falset on the N-420 and then the T-7340 (via El Masroig); from Móra la Nova on the T-720 (via Garcia) and then by the T-731; from El Lloar on the T-732 and from La Figuera on the T-730.

Installations: 

The village has a swimming pool, sports ground, football pitch, primary school and a social centre.

Festivities: 

Cultural events including concerts, talks, competitions and theatre are organised over a week in April. The climax of the village festivity is on 16th August, in honour of Sant Roc (St. Roch), when there are dances, traditional games, correfocs (traditional fireworks) and floats, among a host of other activities. The Festa de les Xiques (Girls' Day) on 6th December is an old tradition mixing coques (cakes) and dancing jotas.

Gastronomy: 

You should try its olive oil, wines from both regions, Montsant and Priorat, almonds, capsetes (almond meringues) and sponge cake.

Places to visit: 

You can visit the ancient settlement, a set of archaeological remains dating from the 8th and 9th centuries BC, on the hill known as Mont Calvari. Some of the pieces unearthed there are displayed at the Salvador Vilaseca museum in Reus.

There used to be considerable mining around El Molar, extracting lead, barite, manganese and the clay known as “terra de batà” which was used to remove grease stains. Some of the lead mines are still there.

The 18th-century parish church is dedicated to Sant Roc (St. Roch) and Sant Isidre (St. Isidore).

 

Phones: 

Ajuntament de El Molar (Town Hall)
Marquès de Tamarit,  1
43736
Tel.: (+34) 977 825 127
Fax: (+34) 977 825 200
E-mail: aj.molar@altanet.org

Opening times:

Mo – Fr: 9 – 13 h

 

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