Vilella Alta, la

Escut
Surface area
5.15 ha
Altitude
327 m
Inhabitants
135
GPS
X
314050
Y
4566350
Common term
Vilellencs de dalt

Contact

Ajuntament de la Vilella Alta
Plaça de les Eres, 1
43375 La Vilella Alta Tarragona
Spain

Phone number
(+34) 977 839 375
Fax
(+34) 977 839 375

Opening hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Information

Location

Located in the north-east of the Priorat, this village is perched on a hill, surrounded by the Montsant, the mountains of La Figuera and the pass of La Consolació. Situated to the south of the Montsant, the village is drained by the Riuet d’Scala Dei, which crosses the locality before flowing into the river Montsant in La Vilella Baixa.
 

Installations

Sports ground, swimming pool, library, civic centre, multipurpose hall, rural cottage, holiday apartment, restaurant and food shop.

 

 

Gastronomy

DOQ Priorat wine is produced, as well as olive oil.

Festivities

Local festivities include those of Santa Prisca on 18th January, with bell ringing, a special mass, vermouth, theatre, dance, cinema and concert. The summer festivities are at the last weekend in July; and the winter festivities in honour of Santa Llúcia (St. Lucy) are on 13th December.

Places to visit

Points of interest include the Carrer Major, with various stone doorways; the Carrer Ereta, known for its steep slope; the café, with all the atmosphere of yesteryear; firing slits created during the Carlist wars in different places around the village. The Font Vella is a traditional water tap framed within an arch; the church of Santa Llúcia (St. Lucy), with an altarpiece dating from 1700 and a particularly high bell tower, and the olive oil mill.

How to get there

It can be reached by road from Falset on the T-710 (via Gratallops to La Vilella Baixa) and then the T-702 (to La Vilella Alta). It can be reached from Cornudella by the C-242 (to La Venta d’en Pubill) and then the T-702 (via Poboleda and Scala Dei to La Vilella Alta); from Margalef on the T-714 (via La Bisbal de Falset) and then the T-702 (via Cabacés and La Vilella Baixa to La Vilella Alta).