The Priorat county or region is to be found to the south of Catalonia in the Tarragona province.

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Siurana

Siurana

Siurana Historical Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Upon arriving at Siurana you will discover a small fairytale village that has a deep-rooted memory of endless sieges and improbable conquests. Perched on a rock in the river, Siurana was thought to be impregnable, above a reservoir of the same name. 
If you look closely at the surrounding cliffs, you will realise why no one was able to conquer it for three centuries, and why the ending was so tragic. Before being overwhelmed by the Christians, the Moorish queen, Abdelazia, preferred to cast herself off the summit with her horse. The animal, terrified in its futile resistance, left the permanent imprint of its horseshoe on the rock.
It was a defensive point and impassable border with the Islamic world. Siurana was the last Moorish stronghold in Catalonia and fell at last in 1153 after the more important bastions of Lleida and Tortosa had fallen.
Nowadays, visitors can wander around a charming hamlet with cobbled streets and look at the remains of the Moorish castle presiding over the entrance to the village. At the foot of the mountain there is a reservoir with clean and calm waters, where one can take part in all sorts of water sports.
The most impressive building nowadays in Siurana is the Romanesque church. It was built after Berenguer IV's troops conquered Siurana, in order to bring Christianity back to the region. The doorway has been exceptionally well preserved with a figurine tympanum, framed by three rounded archivolts resting on capitels with various decorative motifs. 
The village is surrounded by interesting places to visit and is a great spot for enjoying splendid views of the Montsant mountain range, the Gritella mountain range and the Mountains of Prades.
It is worth noting that Siurana is a reference point for rock-climbers and hikers. This amazing mountain of legends and cliffs is well-known around the world by enthusiasts of these sports.

www.turismesiurana.org

9 comments

1 | Colo | 17-06-2008 13:42
Quina passada!
2 | Jordi | 17-04-2009 11:42
Allà dalt es Siurana, arpra i ardida que un replà merleteja de l'altura coronada d'espais, de llum cenyida, or i foscam tornada en sa vellura. (Carner)
3 | Noemí | 29-12-2009 18:18
Es un poble preciós, amb els carrers tan estrets i sobretot sense cotxes!! Es fantàstic com s'han mantingut totes les construccions antigues. Es recomana!!
4 | Marta | 23-02-2010 16:45
Siurana!Un poble amb encant propi!!Per perdre's i desconectar totalment de la rutina diària.A mi hem porta molt bons records!!!Hem va fascinar tant el primer cop que hi vaig estar,que ens vam fer el reportatge pre-boda.Una passada de fotos.Ja tardeu a visitar-lo.Salut!!! =D
5 | Ana | 03-03-2010 14:27
Portava molt de temps volent-ne anar, i ho vaig fer amb l' acompanyant perfecte !! Estava núvol i amb boira, preciós !!gràcies...
6 | Ale | BCn | 15-08-2010 22:54
Muy bonito, la verdad es que nos encanto.Eramos un grupo d 4 adultos y una niña.
7 | Antoni | El Masnou | 07-04-2012 12:15
Fa poc hem estat per aquests indrets i ens ha agradar molt, val la pena anar- hi. Aquí us deixo les nostres experiėncies, espero que us siguen útils! Salutacions. http://femunvolt.blogspot.com.es/
8 | Maria | Vallirana | 09-05-2013 02:03
Feia anys que no havíem estat a Siurana i ens ha sorprès gratament veure que encara es conserva lliure de cotxes i tranquil. Val la pena fer la visita guiada al castell, al poble i a l'església per endinsar-te més en la història del nostre meravellós país. Molt bé l'hotel Siuranella i el seu restaurant.
9 | Raquel | Barcelona | 13-08-2014 13:55
Meravellos, i tant a prop. de vegades viatges molt i deixes de veure el aue tens al costat. Un orgull catala....

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  • Monuments, Museums and Heritage sites. The Priorat can take you back in time to the days when the Moors ocupied the lands around Siurana. Take time to visit the beautiful site of Siurana and you will discover the legend of the Moorish Queen's Last Leap.

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  • Cornudella de Montsant | Cornudella is to be found in the North-eastern corner of the county, in the Siurana river valley, between the Montsant and Prades mountain ranges.
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