Molar, el

El Molar
Surface area
22.81 ha
Altitude
228 m
Inhabitants
297
GPS
X
307650
Y
4559675
Common term
Molarencs

Contact

Ajuntament del Molar
C/ Marquès de Tamarit, 1
43736 El Molar Tarragona
Spain

Phone number
(+34) 977 825 127
Fax
(+34) 977 825 200

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Monday: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. + 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Information

Location

El Molar lies in the west of the Priorat, to the right of the river Siurana. 

Installations

Sports ground, swimming pool, football pitch, social centre, camping and leisure area, rural accomodation, bar-restaurant, food shop and farm shop.

 

 

Gastronomy

You should try its olive oil, wines from both regions, Montsant and Priorat, almonds, capsetes (almond meringues) and sponge cake.

Festivities

Cultural events including concerts, talks, competitions and theatre are organised over a week in April. The climax of the village festivity is on 16th August, in honour of Sant Roc (St. Roch), when there are dances, traditional games, correfocs (traditional fireworks) and floats, among a host of other activities. The Festa de les Xiques (Girls' Day) on 6th December is an old tradition mixing coques (cakes) and dancing jotas.

Places to visit

You can visit the ancient settlement, a set of archaeological remains dating from the 8th and 9th centuries BC, on the hill known as Mont Calvari. Some of the pieces unearthed there are displayed at the Salvador Vilaseca museum in Reus.

There used to be considerable mining around El Molar, extracting lead, barite, manganese and the clay known as “terra de batà” which was used to remove grease stains. Some of the lead mines are still there.

The 18th-century parish church is dedicated to Sant Roc (St. Roch) and Sant Isidre (St. Isidore).

There is also the interpretation center "Mina Loussa i Linda Mariquita" (progressive school and field hospital during the Spanish Civil War).

Opening hours:

Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. + 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Address:

Carretera del Lloar T-732 (country road to the village)

 

How to get there

It can be reached by road from Falset on the N-420 and then the T-7340 (via El Masroig); from Móra la Nova on the T-720 (via Garcia) and then by the T-731; from El Lloar on the T-732 and from La Figuera on the T-730.