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Festivals of the Priorat region


L'ENCAMISADA - the brave men of Falset

On the weekend nearest to 17th January (St. Anthony) in Falset there is an ancestral festival which has it's origin in legend. It is said that men from the town ambushed French invaders in the 18th century, taking them by surprise during a foggy night by wearing white shirts. The festival consists of a parade of decorated carts pulled by animals and people wearing traditional dresses followed by the blessing of animals and the dance of coques (a type of sweet bread).

There are fireworks at about midday to announce the big day. The parade and more fireworks starts late at night when it seems the whole town is out. The parade is led by Diablos (devils) who let off fireworks above their heads. The parade follows and there are plenty of carts and people taking part.


Festival of the TRUITA EN SUC. On the second weekend of March in Ulldemolins a culinary festival is held based around this emblematic dish of the Priorat, the omelette with sauce. This dish can be prepared in many ways, as can be seen in the competition held during the day. There are tasting and other activities too.


PRIORAT WINE FAIR. On the weekend nearest to 1st May in Falset there is a fair devoted to the two wine denominations of the area: DOQ Priorat and DO Monsant. During the week there are conferences, courses on wine tasting and a culinary competition. Plus a chance to taste the wines from the fair.


FESTIVAL OF THE GRAPE HARVEST. Towards the end of September in Poboleda the celebration of the grape harvest in the traditional way takes place. Accompanied by visits to vineyards and wine cellars, a breakfast party and all kinds of festive events.

Links of local interest

Gencat - website of the Catalan government. Provides information on tourism, culture, weather, town maps and much more..

Palau Roberts for Catalan culture, walking, cycling and driving routes

Priorat regional website (only available in spainish)

Costa Daurada the golden coast. Information on leisure acitvities in the area. Including golf, hiking, fishing, arts, sailing, climbing and more..

Trekking and Hiking in Spain. The Casita is on the route Sender del Priorat.

Walking, cycling and driving

The region is well served by a network of walking, cycling and driving routes that cater for everyone's interest and ability. Walkers and cyclers can use the 'senderos' or 'senderismos' which are well signposted. Casita Molino is on the GR174 walking/cycling path outside Falset. The Costa Darauda tourist board publish an excellent hiking guide with information and maps for 12 routes in the area.

Another excellent source of information on routes and Catalonian culture is the Palau Roberts website. This currently shows 17 trails in the Priorat region (8 for car, 4 on foot and 5 cycling). To find these online visit the Palau Roberts website and select Routes on the left. From here select Comarca Priorat or Municipality Priorat from the menu.

Links for all of the above and more 'routes' are at the bottom of this page in our links section.

Monuments and Museums




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