Margalef lies in the north-west of the county, on the right of the Montsant valley, which forms an impressive gorge between the Montsant and La Llena massifs, a continuation of that of Fraguerau.
How to get there:
It can be reached by road from Falset on the T-710 (via Gratallops and La Vilella Baixa), then the T-702 (from Cabacés to La Bisbal de Falset) and then the T-713. From Les Garrigues on the C-242 and the T-713; from Flix (Ribera d’Ebre) on the T-703 (via La Palma d’Ebre), then the T-702 (to La Bisbal de Falset) and then the T-713.
Margalef has a swimming pool, sports ground, cultural centre, school, jetty on the reservoir, a range of accommodation, restaurant and agricultural cooperative.
The main village festivity is held on 6th August at the chapel of Sant Salvador, outside the village. There is a procession to the chapel, a shared breakfast and a dance, featuring a traditional repertoire including the Ball del fanalet (a dance with candles) and the ball de rams (a dance with flowers). St. Michael's day is celebrated on 29th September.
The village is part of the DO Monstant wine-growing area, but also produces almonds, peaches and olive oil. Typical dishes include “cóc ràpid” (sponge cake), “coques” (flatbread), “escalivada” (roasted pepper and aubergine) and “truita amb suc” (omelette in sauce).
Places to visit:
The chapel of Sant Salvador is 3.5 km from the village, on the Montsant massif. It is a pleasant place which also has tables, barbecues and water.
Other places of interest include the 15th-century church of Sant Miquel Arcàngel (St. Michael the Archangel), the Margalef reservoir, the Mas de l’Aragonès farmhouse, the Racó dels Pèlics (going towards the Montsant) and the caves of La Taverna and El Miracle.
From Margalef there are footpaths and tracks leading up to different places on the Montsant, including the peaks of La Cogulla, and El Piló dels Senyalets, the Teix cave, the valley of El Clot del Cirer, among others.
Ajuntament de Margalef de Montsant (Townhall)
Plaça de Sant Miquel, 15
Tel.: (+34) 977 819 167
Fax: (+34) 977 819 360