Vilella Baixa, la

Escut
Surface area
5.62 ha
Altitude
218 m
Inhabitants
202
GPS
X
312550
Y
4565875
Common term
Vilellencs de baix

Contact

Ajuntament de la Vilella Baixa
Plaça de l'Església, 2
43374 La Vilella Baixa Tarragona
Spain

Phone number
(+34) 977 839 009
Fax
(+34) 977 839 465

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

Information

Location

La Vilella Baixa lies in the east of the Priorat, nestling beneath the Montsant massif, and two rivers meet right in the middle of the village: the Montsant and the Riuet d'Scala Dei.

Installations

Swimming pool, tennis court, firing range, multipurpose hall, holiday apartments, country holiday accommodation, restaurant, food shop and farm shop.

 

Gastronomy

Of special note among the cuisine of La Vilella Baixa are sweet flatbreads, olive oil, DOQ Priorat wine and artisan cured meats.

Festivities

Saint Quiteria's day, on 22nd May, is celebrated. The main village festivity, with dances in a marquee, generally coincides with Pentecost, and a second festivity takes place on St. James' day, on 25th July.

Places to visit

Places of particular interest include the Pont de Pedra, the old stone bridge over the river Montsant; the Carrer que No Passa, the oldest street in the village, with mediaeval remains, and the Plaça de l’Església, the square in front of the church dedicated to St. John the Baptist, which dates from the second half of the 18th century. Also worth a look are the houses towering over the Riuet d'Scala Dei, a view that has led to the village being described as the “New York of the Priorat”.

Five marked tourist footpaths offer visitors the chance to enjoy some pleasant walks in the area around the village while appreciating its landscapes and its natural heritage.

How to get there

It can be reached by road from Falset on the T-710 (via Gratallops); from Cabacés on the T-702; from Cornudella de Montsant on the C-242 (to La Venta d’en Pubill) and then the T-702 (via Poboleda, Scala Dei and La Vilella Alta); from Reus on the N-420 (to Falset) and then the T-710 (via Gratallops).