Massís de Bonastre Protected Natural Area

Nature area / Countryside / Open space, Natura 2000 Network: Special Protection Area (SPA)
Protected natural area marking the changing landscape between the Penedès-Vallès basin and Camp de Tarragona. It is formed by low karstic mountains and fields in which dry farming is carried out.

Natural area located between the regions of Baix Penedès and Alt Camp, which marks the separation between the Vallès-Penedès depression and Camp de Tarragona. It is formed by a group of low, rounded karstic mountains, which surround plains in which farming is carried out, mainly of almond trees, carob trees, olive trees and vines.

In the area, which is surrounded by several residential areas, it is possible to go hiking, mountain biking, caving and hunting. When passing through, you can see several dry stone buildings. The most relevant monument is the Sant Antoni de Albinyana hermitage, built in the 18th century on the ruins of an old castle. It is at the top of the Quadrell mountain range and has excellent views out over the region of Baix Penedès.

  • Year of declaration: 2006
  • Regulations: Government agreement 112/2006, of 5 September 2006.
  • Area: 2680
  • Ownership: Public
  • District: Bonastre; Albinyana; Vendrell, el; Bisbal del Penedès, la; Roda de Barà.
  • Visitor centres: N
  • Annual closing: Open all year round.
  • Languages: Catalan, Spanish

Facilities

Parking

Chapel

Flora

Forest areas predominate with scrubland, maquis and white pine groves combined with expanses of traditional Mediterranean tree crops.

Fauna

The alternating landscape of forest and farmland favours the presence of several protected species, such as the Bonelli's eagle, which nests in the area. Among the mammals we can highlight the presence of North African hedgehogs, European hares, wild boars and bats. Among the reptiles, the horseshoe whip snake particularly grabs our attention.

Routes

Bird-watching tourism

The Bonelli’s eagle nests in this area. There are also Eurasian eagle-owl, black wheatear, Thekla’s lark, great spotted cuckoo, European nightjar and red-necked nightjar populations.
WHAT IS AROUND HERE?
Massís de Bonastre Protected Natural Area
  • Massís de Bonastre Protected Natural Area

  • Address:Square Major, 1

  • Bonastre

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • Massís de Bonastre Protected Natural Area
  • Massís de Bonastre Protected Natural Area

  • Address: Square Major, 1

  • Bonastre

  • Tarragona / Costa Daurada

  • Telephone:977 657 019

  • Fax:977 657 019

  • E-mail: aj.bonastre@altanet.org

  • Web:http://www.bonastre.altanet.org/municipi/

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