Bellmunt del Priorat

Bellmunt del Priorat
Surface area
8.90 ha
Altitude
261 m
Inhabitants
280
GPS
X
312700
Y
4559575
Common term
Bellmutants

Contact

Ajuntament de Bellmunt del Priorat
Pl. Miquel Muntané, 2
43738 Bellmunt del Priorat Tarragona
Spain

Phone number
(+34) 977 830 028
Fax
(+34) 977 830 028

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and 4:00-7:00 p.m.

 

Information

Location

To be found in the south-west area of the region, on the top of a hill near where the Siurana meets the Montsant river. 

Installations

The village has an open air swimming (open in summer), sports field, football field, inn, restaurant and rural holiday acommodation.

Gastronomy

The last day of the village "Festa Major dels Innocents" (30th December) sees the celebration of the popular lunch known as “la Badejada”. It is a stew of butter beans and salt cod (bacallà), prepared in the street by the menfolk of the village.

Festivities

The last day of the village "Festa Major dels Innocents" (30th December) sees the celebration of the popular lunch known as “la Badejada”. It is a stew of butter beans and salt cod (bacallà), prepared in the street by the menfolk of the village.

Places to visit

The lead mines are a paradise for geologists and people who collect unusual stones and minerals. Lead-mining was particularly important in this area thanks to the rich veins of galena and millerite. The Eugènia mine is open to the public and is also known as the "Big MIne". It was the biggest for its dimensions, depth and yield. The second mine is the Mina Règia. The Art Nouveau "Casa de les Mines" is of equal importance and dates from the early 20th century. The building was used for the director's office, the laboratory and residence of the management. In this village there is also a church (Església de Santa Llúcia) built in the 18th century. Neoclassical in style, with a white bell-tower, the only white one in the whole county. 
 

Lead Mining Museum Guided Tours:

1 September to 30 June:
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m. (guided tour at 4:30 p.m.)
Sunday and Public Holidays: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday, guided tours by appointment only

1 July to 31 August:
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Closed: 
24 December - 15 January

tel. (+34) 977 830 578 / (+34) 626 384 706

How to get there

The village can be reached from Falset via the TP-7101, and by good tracks (metalled farm tracks) from el Lloar, El Molar and  El Masroig.