Falset

Foto de Falset

Coordenades GPS

X: 
317175
Y: 
4557350
Escut
Common term: 
Falsetans
Inhabitants: 
2.834
Surface area: 
31,62Ha
Altitude: 
364m
Location: 

Falset, capital of the Priorat, is located in the south-east of the county, in a valley surrounded by mountains, among them the Roca Roja, Morral and the Llaberia mountains, and in the centre of the basin of the river Siurana, between the plains of the Camp de Tarragona and the Ebro valley.

How to get there: 

It can be reached by road from Reus on the N-420; from Móra la Nova also on the N-420; from Marçà on the T-300; from Gratallops on the T-710; from Porrera on the T-740 and from Bellmunt del Priorat on the TP-7101.

Installations: 

It has a sports centre, swimming pool, library, petrol station, clinic, exhibition venue, tennis courts, football pitch, secondary school, fire station, tourist office, agricultural cooperative, hotels and restaurants.

Festivities: 

The Encamisada is an event held at the closest weekend to 17th January (Saint Anthony's Day). A series of carts pulled by animals are decorated, and everybody dons traditional dress for a procession around the town.

3rd of February is Sant Blai (Saint Blaise's Day). This is the occasion for the carrying around of the cake known as the “Coc de Sant Blai” (about 15 metres long), which is then raffled. Then people go to the Malanyet district, where there are “bunyols” (fritters) and "ranci" (aged wine) for all. The Fira del Vi, the Priorat county wine fair featuring wines from the DOQ Priorat and DO Montsant, takes place in early May.

The town festivities are held around 15th August and include unique traditional events like the Espígol (Lavender), when children perfume the streets by scattering baskets of lavender in them; the Danses, which involve young women giving cakes to certain people, in a procession with the authorities; the Batalla de Flors (Battle of the Flowers), a fight with confetti and streamers between floats and spectators in the Plaça de la Quartera, Falset's main square; and the Ball de Coques, when young men buy a cake from the woman they want to dance with.

The first week of September is devoted to Santa Càndia (St. Candida), patron saint of the town since 1774, and at the closest weekend to 30th November her statue is carried to the historic fair of Sant Andreu (St. Andrew).

Gastronomy: 

The wines of Falset fall under the DO Montsant and DOQ Priorat areas. Typical produce of the town includes hazelnuts, almonds, “coques maurades” (savoury pastries), “coques d’ou i de farina” (cakes made with egg and flour), “castellets de falset” (almond biscuits), olive oil, a range of pork products, honey, “neules” (rolled wafers), “torrons” (a kind of almond nougat), beans and cod in “romesco” nut sauce, salted sardines on toast, roasted onions and garlic and fig cake.

Places to visit: 

Falset has an agricultural cooperative housed in an Art Nouveau building built in 1919 by the architect from Valls Cèsar Martinell, a disciple of Gaudí. It is one of the most outstanding wineries in Catalonia.

The main square, the Plaça de la Quartera, is surrounded by old arches and is one of the few in Catalonia to be built on a slope. A market is held there every Tuesday. The town's two important palaces are in or near the square. That of the Dukes of Medinaceli, Renaissance in style, was built in 1630 with a sober, elegant dressed stone façade; the interior has been completely rebuilt to house the town hall. The other palace is that of the Counts of Azara, also known as the Casa Gran; it also has Renaissance features and dates from the 18th century. It now houses a cultural association, the Centre d’Estudis Falsetans. It has a dressed stone façade and a large stairway built in a typical Catalan arch form, and a skylight decorated with four coloured crests. The ceiling is coffered.

The church of Santa Maria was consecrated in 1770. Some stones from the castle and the former Romanesque church were used to build it. It has Baroque-style features and consists of three naves and a bell tower. The remains of Santa Càndia (St. Candida) are kept there.

The Font del Batlle (Mayor's Spring) is a picturesque spot with a very old wash house.

The Plaça Àngel Marquès or Plaça Vella is a rectangular square which today only has arches on two sides.

The Portal del Bou is the only surviving one of the five gates to the town; it is built from well-cut stones dating from the 12th century that still bear masons' marks.

Sant Gregori (St. Gregory) is an interesting little chapel set amid a striking landscape of red rocks.

The castle was built atop a hill in the 12th century. It was the residence of the Counts of Prades and two queens were born there: Eleanor of Cyprus and Margaret of Prades. From 1825 it was used as a prison for over a century. It is currently being refurbished.

 

Phones: 

Ajuntament de Falset (Town Hall)
Plaça Quartera, 38
43730
Tel.: (+34) 977 830 057
Fax: (+34) 977 830 668
E-Mail: aj.falset@altanet.org

Opening times:

Mo – Fr: 10 – 15 h

Mo, Wed, Fr: 19 – 21 h 

Tourist information office: 

Priorat Tourist Office
Plaça de la Quartera, 1
43730 Falset
Tel.: +34 977 831 023
E-mail: oit@priorat.cat

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 2pm
Sunday and Public holidays: 11am to 2pm

Closed: 1/1 / 6/1 / Easter Monday / 24/6 / 24-26/12, 31/12
 

 

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Celler

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Punt d'interès

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Ruta

Vinateria / Agrobotiga

Vinateria Aguiló Miquel Barceló, 11 977 830 304 e-mail Web
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Punt de paisatge del vi

FALSET (CASTELL)UNA COMARCA, DUES DENOMINACIONS D’ORIGEN VITIVINÍCOLES
FALSET (COOPERATIVA)L'ESPERIT COOPERATIU