Natural landmarks

The Montsant Mountain Range symbolises the Priorat and the Tarragona region. It is not one of the highest mountains, neither is it the one that stretches the furthest, and yet, the strength of its geography is unquestionable. This mountain range is compact, encircled in a great part by sheer cliffs and rocky areas formed during the Oligocene epoch.

Els Guiamets reservoir, in the south of the comparca (county) of the Priorat, is fed by the water of the Riera de Capçanes. It is an ideal place to enjoy nature, where a wide variety of birds can be seen, including grey herons, egrets, cormorants and mallards.

A cave near the Margalef de Montsant reservoir, ideal for caving, with one of the oldest cave paintings in Catalonia, supposedly a deer's head.

This beauty spot which the Montsant river has carved out of the Llena and Montsant mountain ranges, is one of the most emblematic of the Montsant Natural Park.  

Above the village of Cornudella de Montsant, the highest point of the Montsant mountain range is the "Roca Corbatera" which rises up to  an altitude of 1,163 metres.

More than mere mountains, the Llaberia and Colldejou mountain ranges are fortresses; castles constricted by their steep cliffs, walls of limestone rock which the evening light paints the colour of honey. They spread out beyond the Priorat boundaries into the Baix Camp and Ribera d’Ebre regions.

Siurana reservoir, in an area of outstanding natural beauty, is surrounded by the Montsant and Prades mountain ranges. It is fed by the Siurana river which is one of the main affluents of the Ebro river.  

The "Toll de l'Ou" is one of the most unusual sites of the Montsant mountain range. It can be found in the Pèlacs dry river gorge and usually has water all the year round.  

This is a natural viewpoint, although it is not suitable for people who suffer from vertigo. This site affords a spectacular view over the central area of the Priorat known as the "Historical Priorat". Views also reach as far as the Gritella and Llaberia mountain ranges.

The village of La Figuera lies at an altitude of 575 m, giving it incredible views over the surround Priorat county.