Priorat, wine tourism and history

Guided tour - Priorat wine history - Mari Carmen Granados

Priorat, wine tourism and history

Guided tour - Priorat wine history - Mari Carmen Granados

Priorat is one of the most special regions of Tarragona. Just 40 km from Tarragona, it is located in the inland of the province. Its dreamlike landscape is dominated by hills of vineyards and dotted with small villages that preserve their rural personality.


To begin with, we will visit the Carthusian monastery of Escaladei, founded in the 12th century. The monks found in Priorat an ideal place to develop their spiritual, strict and contemplative life, at the foot of Montsant mountain range. The Priorat owes its name to this Carthusian priory, which contributed to the development of the region.

Nowadays the Carthusian monastery is a public monument that preserves the remains of the old monastery. We also find reconstructed spaces in it, such as the Cloister of Memories and one of the cells where the monks lived their lives in solitude.

Before continuing the route, we will optionally visit one of the many wineries of the Priorat DO, Cellers Scala Dei, where we can visit its facilities and vineyards, as well as taste some of its wines.

To finish the route, or if the group prefers, after eating in a local restaurant, we will approach the beautiful village of Siurana, located in privileged surroundings with spectacular views of Priorat. The town preserves a valuable medieval heritage: the Romanesque church and the remains of the castle, witnesses of the famous legend of the Moorish Queen.

Idioma: Inglés

Lugar: Priorat

Província: Tarragona

País: Spain

Nivel de actividad: Ligero

Duración del servicio: 3 hours (half day) or maximum 10 hours (full day)

Precio EU - Euro: Consult group rates.

Silla de ruedas
Mobilidad reducida

Programación de horarios:

Subject to availability and prior consultation.

No incluido:

Depending on the group’s requirement, we can the purchase of tickets to La Cartuja and make reservations at any restaurant in the area.
The transfer between the different points is done in the group’s vehicle.
Ticket prices:
3.5€ general, 2.5€ retired, 1.5€ students with reservations between 1st July and 31st August.

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* La informació publicada dels serveis s’actualitza periòdicament, però recomenem consultar-ne la seva vigència amb anterioritat.

Autor: M.Carme Granados

El meu nom és M. Carme Granados i sóc de Reus. La meva passió per les humanitats em va portar a cursar la llicenciatura d’Història de l’Art a la Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Més tard vaig tenir ocasió d’especialitzar-me cursant el Màster Oficial en Gestió del Patrimoni Cultural de la Universitat de Barcelona. La importància del turisme per a la valoració i la conservació de la nostra cultura i per a la dinamització econòmica i social que desenvolupa, em va dur a orientar la meva carrera professional cap aquest camp. Així doncs, què millor que ser guia turística per viure de prop l’art, la cultura i la història i, poder així, transmetre-les als visitants. He treballat com a monitora de tallers infantils i sènior, com guia i informadora de museus i altres centres culturals, també he tingut ocasió de treballar en la gestió d’alguns museus i evidentment, com a guia turística especialitzada en la província de Tarragona.