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If you follow this advice, you will not regret it. Enter the church of Sant Climent de Taüll, stand facing the centre of the apse and wait for the magic to begin. Every hour a spectacular mapping is projected that recreates the original Christ Pantocrator that decorated the space. The church recovers the splendour it had in the twelfth century.

Sant Climent de Taüll is one of the nine churches that make up the Romanesque complex of the Vall de Boí, declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO. In the Pyrenees of Catalonia this route begins to help you to discover a part of the Catalan architectural heritage. The mapping has left the bar high, as you climb kilometres and still rise higher. Come try it out.

The history of the timber merchants
The first stop is in Pont de Suert. The capital of Alta Ribagorça hosts the Museum of Sacred Art of Ribagorça, which gathers a collection of religious pieces that belong to different historical periods. The route continues towards the Pobla de Segur, a city with its history linked to Noguera Pallaresa and to the figure of the Raiers (Rafters). They were the people who used to be in charge of transporting wood downstream, and they created primary and effective boats made with trunks tied together, and set sail along the river. To pay homage to this trade, Raiers Day is celebrated annually and there is the Raier Space, a museum that tells the story of this icon of the town.

A panoramic tour by train
As if you were a Raier, you follow the course of the river to the mountain range of Montsec. You can do it in several ways, although one of the most attractive is traveling in the Tren dels Llacs, which leaves from the Pobla de Segur station. The locomotive makes its way through a railway line that has been reborn into a panoramic route to explore the landscape of the Montsec mountain range, as well as different marshes. Once you get off the train, you can hop on a new transport, the kayak, to cross the wild gorge of Mont-rebei, with walls up to 500 meters high. If you prefer, you can also cross it on foot.

Then it's time to savour Lleida. In the upper part of the city lies the Seu Vella, a religious building that was built in the 13th century on an old mosque. The 60-meter-high bell tower and the 14th century cloister are some of the highlights.

Wines and history
Half way along, the route opens a winery interval. On the map, you have the Priorat marked, which houses DOQ Priorat, recognised worldwide for the quality of its wines. Carthusian monks began to grow vineyards in the area in 1262, next to the Cartuja de Escaladei, which can still be visited in the heart of the Sierra de Montsant Natural Park. You can extend this wine tourism interlude in Montblanc, a city with several wineries of DO Conca de Barberà. In addition to its wines, in Montblanc you must discover the medieval centre and the walled enclosure of the fourteenth century.

Modernism in Reus. The vermouth of Reus.
Half an hour by car and you will find Reus, a sanctuary of the modernist architecture of the Costa Daurada due to the footprint left by masters such as GaudÌ and Domènech i Montaner. You have also arrived here with a second goal: to try the vermouth. Reus acts as the Catalan capital of this hundred-year-old drink that is closely linked to Catalonia. You will often hear the Catalans using the expression "Vamos a hacer el vermut" (Let's have a vermouth), to refer to the aperitif prior to lunch at noon. The Vermut Route of Reus is a great gateway to the city's vermouth culture and tradition.

Imperial Tarragona
From Reus you enter the last stage of the road to travel to Tarragona, or Tarraco, its name in the time of the Roman Empire. Founded in 218 BC, the Roman legacy is present in the city in the form of different monuments - declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO -, such as the circus, built in the first century AD with a capacity for 25,000 people, and the amphitheatre, one of the most admired of the empire due to its location by the sea. From the viewpoint of the Balcony of the Mediterranean you have a bucolic stamp of this historical jewel.
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It is a monumental route, as much for the beauty of the corners you visit, as for the variety of Catalan heritage that you will discover.

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Camino de la Ermita de San Pablo de Arbolí.  (© P. Ccal. de Turisme Muntanyes de la Costa Daurada High Fidelity Collective)
Cal Crispí
Cal Crispí is located in the old town of Prades, in a region dominated by the Prades mountains and very close to the Monastery of Poblet and Montblanc's medieval area.
Llarga de Salou beach, Tarragona (© Ajuntament de Salou)
4R Salou Park Resort I
This modern holiday hotel has 218 comfortable fully equipped rooms. Its location offers a wonderful 14 kilometres seafront.
Exterior nevado del hotel Monestir de les Avellanes.      (© Hotel Monestir de les Avellanes High Fidelity Collective)
Monestir de les Avellanes Meeting & Ecoresort
Located in the La Noguera region in an area of spectacular natural beauty and surrounded by the lakes and mountains of El Montsec.
Couple enjoying an aperitif at the Hostal de la Plaça hotel in Cabrils. (© Nuria Puentes)
Hostal de la Plaça
This elegant 17th-century farmhouse converted into a guesthouse has 14 sophisticated exterior rooms. The facilities combine the past and present in a harmonious fashion.
<p>Pirineus. Alberg del Pallars, en Tremp</p>        (© Xanascat High Fidelity Collective)
Alberg del Pallars León Sorando
An old convent from the 15th century now houses the Pallars hostel. Made up of two buildings that are constantly being updated, the hostel is an ideal place to begin any kind of walking or mountain biking route and to enjoy water sports in the two nearby reservoirs.
Port at dusk.    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Flamingo
Hotel Flamingo is a sustainable building which has received awards for its scrupulous respect for the environment, situated in the town of L'Ampolla, in a location with spectacular views over the Gulf of Sant Jordi.
Restaurants
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<p>Costa Daurada. Exterior del Alberg Jaume I, en L'Espluga de Francolí</p>         (© Xanascat High Fidelity Collective)
Restaurant Simó de Palau
At Simó de Palau de Espluga de Francolí traditional cuisine is on the menu. The menu changes according to season. Its specialities are the different types of rice and snails.
<p>Paga la pena pujar a les muntanyes de Prades per gaudir de les vistes. (Oficina de turisme de Mont-roig del Camp)</p> <p></p>        (© High Fidelity Collective)
Restaurant Els Ceps
The Montsant and the protected area of the Prades mountains is a natural setting in the middle of the Poblet Natural Park. Els ceps restaurant is found in the Bungalow Park Serra de Prades and serves Mediterranean cuisine made with local, seasonal produce.
Church of Sant Feliu de Barruera  (© Servicios Editorials Georama)
El Caliu
The Restaurant El Caliu is on the way to the Boi Taüll ski slopes, and is a mandatory stop in the region. They serve balanced and good sized portions at a good price, which combine the simplicity of the local cuisine with more elaborate dishes, some of which have a discreet French feel to them. The jams and liqueurs area amazing, and are all made by the owners, the Subira-Puyol family.
Port of Tarragona in the neighbourhood of Serrallo. Junto a las viviendas destacan la iglesia de Sant Pere, del siglo XIX y obra de Ramon Salas i Ricomà y el edificio de la Cofradía de pescadores, construido en 1925 por Antoni Pujol Sevil. (© Felipe J. Alcoceba)
AQ Restaurant
The AQ Restaurant is the dynamic project by Ana Ruiz and Quintin Quinsac, who had both been dedicated to gastronomy for 10 years when they decided to open their own space. Contemporary food full of flavour and creativeness is their line of work, without forgetting the memory of the flavours that make up the model.
Xató (curly endive, tuna and cod salad).    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Hotel Robert
The restaurant at Hotel Robert is specialised in dishes of traditional Catalan cuisine, such as duck with turnips or Anoia-stuffed onions. It is a building from the turn of the twentieth century, renovated in 1994 and retaining its traditional classical style. Its atmosphere is warm and inviting.
Church of Santa Maria    (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
El Dien
The Dien restaurant offers innovative signature cuisine which is an adaptation of Catalan recipes both ancient and modern. In preparing the dishes a number of natural and organic products are involved. You can start with some aperitifs accompanied by appetisers such as anchovies with toast, foie terrine with artichoke salad or assorted cheeses with conserves.
Cultural proposals
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<p>Discovering the best Romanesque</p>        (© Consorci Patrimoni Mundial de la Vall de Boí High Fidelity Collective)
Vall de Boí Romanesque Art
Visit to the romanesque churches declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
Museu de la vida rural.  Museu de la vida rural. (© Museu de la vida rural)
Museu de la Vida Rural
Ethnographic museum located in a stately home dating back to the 17th century. Its aim is to provide information on the importance of good practices in the rural environment for the protection of the planet. It has collections of tools used by crafts of the past.
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La Catedral del Vino de Pinell de Brai
Obsequia tus sentidos con los vinos y aceites de la Terra Alta.
Carthusian monastery of Scala Dei      (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Carthusian monastery of Escaladei
The first monastery of the Order of Saint Bruno established on the Iberian peninsula. Today it is possible to walk around the compound and see the vestiges of the church and the main cloister, as well as one of the cloister cells, which was recently reconstructed.
Roman amphitheatre.    (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Roman amphitheatre of Tarragona
Bloodthirsty shows, gladiator fights and animal hunts used to be held here. Built at the beginning of the 2nd century, it measures 130 x 102 metres.
Regional Natural Science Museum of Pallars Jussà  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Balma de les Ovelles
Located in the Sant Gervàs mountain range, this is a large cave in which cave paintings were found on the walls. The paintings depict a small, schematic human figure with its arms outstretched and legs open.
Active tourism proposals
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Boat in the Yacht Club marina    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Estació Nàutica Salou-Cambrils-Mont-Roig
The Salou - Cambrils - Mont-roig / Miami Platja - Vandellòs / L´Hospitalet nautical centre occupies the southern half of the Costa Daurada, around 40 km of coastline made up of beautiful beaches with fine sand and shallow waters. It is an ideal place for water sports at any time of the year.
Paragliding in the Àger valley, serra del Montsec    (© Chopo (Javier García-Diez))
A bird’s eye view. The last resort of the bearded vulture
The Serra del Montsec - declared a Place of Natural Interest - is the home of Catalonia's largest birds of prey. Follow in their tracks through spectacular trails; fly alongside them with a spot of paragliding or a balloon ride.  
Manresa. Old bridge (© Juan José Pascual)
The Ignatian Way
Es un camino de peregrinación internacional que empieza en la casa natal de San Ignacio, en el Santuario de Loyola (Guipúzcoa) y acaba en la Cueva de Manresa, donde el santo vivió una profunda experiencia espiritual que marcó su vida.
Mountain biking. Speed.  (© Daniel Julián)
Drac Actiu
Drac Actiu SL offers a range of activities combining sport, nature, leisure, health and culture. All the programmes are led by a team of professional staff.
Cursa d'atletisme          (© Foto-tècnia fotògrafs High Fidelity Collective High Fidelity Collective)
City of Tarragona Half Marathon
If you like long-distance sports, don't miss the city of Tarragona half marathon.
Lake Ratera, in the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park  (© Kim Castells)
Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
The Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park is the only national park in Catalonia. There are five routes on which its 41 square miles can be discovered; highlights include the Els Encantats mountain and the 200-plus lakes.
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4R Salou Park Resort I4R Salou Park Resort I
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Salou / Costa Daurada
This modern holiday hotel has 218 comfortable fully equipped rooms. Its location offers a wonderful 14 kilometres seafront.
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4R Salou Park Resort Ii
Salou / Costa Daurada
Situated two hundred metres from Salou beach, Hotel Playa Margarita offers 199 classic and functional rooms. It has a complete health and beauty centre.
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Alberg l'Espluga de Francolí Xanascat
Espluga de Francolí, l' / Costa Daurada
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The Jaume I hostel from L’Espluga de Francolí is located in a building from the end of the 19th century. This well-equipped hostel is located at the foot of the Prades Mountains. Some of its highlights include its meteorological station and its close proximity to the Poblet monastery, which is only a kilometre away.
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Cal Crispí
Prades / Costa Daurada
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Cal Crispí is located in the old town of Prades, in a region dominated by the Prades mountains and very close to the Monastery of Poblet and Montblanc's medieval area.
Cal LlargCal Llarg
Cal Llarg
Capafonts / Costa Daurada
   
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An economical rural accommodation for up to four people, set amid the mountains of Prades, where guests can go hiking or visit some examples of cave art.
Cal MaginetCal Maginet
Cal Maginet
Vilaverd / Costa Daurada

A small hotel located five minutes from Montblanc and perfectly as a starting point for numerous cultural and outdoor activities. It offers comfortable rooms and a good restaurant serving local cuisine.

Cal SerretCal Serret
Cal Serret
Febró, la / Costa Daurada
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A country house located in the centre Serra de Prades, whereguests can enjoy various hiking trails to discover the landscape of the surrounding area or visit the cave art located in the mountains.
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Calypso
Salou / Costa Daurada
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Hotel located just minutes from Capellans beach in Salou, offering swimming pools and restaurants on an all-inclusive basis.
Cambrils Park ResortCambrils Park Resort
Cambrils Park Resort
Cambrils / Costa Daurada
The family resort Cambrils Park is a spacious resort that is ideal for spending your holidays close to the best Catalan beaches.
Casa PernalléCasa Pernallé
Casa Pernallé
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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Casa Pernalle is a restored farmhouse located in Erill-la-Vall, in the heart of the Boí Valley, surrounded by forests, next to the Romanesque church of Santa Eulàlia - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cye Holiday CentreCye Holiday Centre
Cye Holiday Centre
Salou / Costa Daurada
The Aparthotel CYE Holiday Centre offers a new and comfortable accommodation in Salou, with 145 spacious apartments well equipped and completely renovated in 2019. The location allows you to enjoy the enormous amount of leisure and entertainment that the capital of the Costa Dorada offers.
Dorada PalaceDorada Palace
Dorada Palace
Salou / Costa Daurada
Dorada Palace offers complete accommodation consisting of 235 standard rooms, 5 superior rooms and 120 fully-equipped apartments. It also has a wellness centre for over 18s.
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El Rantiner
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
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Stone and slate building which occupies the former Baró house. It offers rooms with classic furnishings and cosy spaces near the ski resort of Boí-Taüll.
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El Xalet De Prades
Prades / Costa Daurada
Located in the Espai d’Interès Natural de les Muntanyes de Prades, the Xalet de Prades is a rural aparthotel comprising a set of wooden houses and a large house.
Estival ParkEstival Park
Estival Park
Vila-seca / Costa Daurada
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Large resort of a hundred thousand square metres located on La Pineda beach, with nearly a thousand rooms and 150 apartments, all-inclusive accommodation also available.
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Lleida / Terres de Lleida
When you head towards Lleida, don’t miss the chance to do some wine tourism in its lands. The wine produced belongs to the Costers del Segre Designation of Origin. 
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Vall de Boí Romanesque Art
Vall de Boí, la / Pyrenees
   
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Visit to the romanesque churches declared World Heritage by the UNESCO.
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4R Salou Park Resort I4R Salou Park Resort I
4R Salou Park Resort I
Salou / Costa Daurada
This modern holiday hotel has 218 comfortable fully equipped rooms. Its location offers a wonderful 14 kilometres seafront.
4R Salou Park Resort Ii4R Salou Park Resort Ii
4R Salou Park Resort Ii
Salou / Costa Daurada
Situated two hundred metres from Salou beach, Hotel Playa Margarita offers 199 classic and functional rooms. It has a complete health and beauty centre.
Ajuntament d'ArbolíAjuntament d'Arbolí
Ajuntament d'Arbolí
Arbolí / Costa Daurada
Arbolí es un pueblo de 105 habitantes de la comarca del Baix Camp. Se encuentra en las montañas de Prades, entre la sierra de Colls y el barranco de Arbolí. El ayuntamiento ocupa un edificio de piedra en pleno centro de la población.
Ajuntament de CapafontsAjuntament de Capafonts
Ajuntament de Capafonts
Capafonts / Costa Daurada
Capafonts es un pequeño pueblo situado en el interior de las montañas de la Costa Daurada, a orillas del río Brugent. Tiene un núcleo antiguo con edificios de la época medieval, de gran valor histórico, como el del propio ayuntamiento, con un horno de pan de época medieval en el sótano.
Ajuntament de Mont-ralAjuntament de Mont-ral
Ajuntament de Mont-ral
Mont-ral / Costa Daurada
Ubicado en el principal núcleo del municipio y que da nombre al mismo, el Ayuntamiento de Mont-ral se encuentra en una casa de piedra, de grandes dimensiones, en la parte baja del núcleo histórico. La principal vía de acceso es la carretera TV-7045 y, desde allá, se puede ir a los otros núcleos que conforman el término.
Ajuntament de VallclaraAjuntament de Vallclara
Ajuntament de Vallclara
Vallclara / Costa Daurada
Vallclara sobresale por su entorno natural privilegiado y por su bonito casco antiguo con reminiscencias medievales. Uno de los edificios más destacados es el del Ayuntamiento, situado en una construcción antigua de tres plantas y con un notable arco de medio punto en la entrada.
Ajuntament de Vilanova de PradesAjuntament de Vilanova de Prades
Ajuntament de Vilanova de Prades
Vilanova de Prades / Costa Daurada
Quien visite Vilanova de Prades se encontrará con el Ayuntamiento de la localidad cerca de la iglesia de San Salvador. Se trata de un edificio de reciente construcción y de dimensiones considerables. Está situado en la calle principal de la localidad y el lugar donde hoy está la casa consistorial fue previamente una panadería y sede de hermandades y entidades.

Ajuntament de VilaverdAjuntament de Vilaverd
Ajuntament de Vilaverd
Vilaverd / Costa Daurada
Situado junto al río Francolí, Vilaverd es un pueblo que destaca por su casco antiguo de carácter medieval y por los atractivos naturales que hay en la zona. Su ayuntamiento se ubica en un edificio con varios servicios y está bien comunicado.
Ajuntament de la FebróAjuntament de la Febró
Ajuntament de la Febró
Febró, la / Costa Daurada
La Febró es uno de los pueblos más altos del Camp de Tarragona. La localidad está rodeada de macizos y sierras, donde nace el río Siurana. Dentro del casco antiguo, destaca el edificio del Ayuntamiento como punto de reunión de los vecinos y de celebración de las fiestas.
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Alberg l'Espluga de Francolí Xanascat
Espluga de Francolí, l' / Costa Daurada
StreetLes Masies,s/nEspluga de Francolí, l'43449
The Jaume I hostel from L’Espluga de Francolí is located in a building from the end of the 19th century. This well-equipped hostel is located at the foot of the Prades Mountains. Some of its highlights include its meteorological station and its close proximity to the Poblet monastery, which is only a kilometre away.
Aquopolis Costa DauradaAquopolis Costa Daurada
Aquopolis Costa Daurada
Vila-seca / Costa Daurada
Water park situated near the town of Salou, right in the heart of the  Costa Daurada. This park has a full range of services with attractions to suit all tastes and ages, and also a dolphinarium with dolphins and sea lions.
Bosc AventuraBosc Aventura
Bosc Aventura
Salou / Costa Daurada
Espacio que ofrece gran variedad de actividades al aire libre como, por ejemplo, circuitos de puentes y tirolinas entre los árboles, paintball y zona de pícnic, entre otros. Ofrece la posibilidad de orgasnizar divesidad de eventos en grupos de todas las edades.
Cal CrispíCal Crispí
Cal Crispí
Prades / Costa Daurada
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Cal Crispí is located in the old town of Prades, in a region dominated by the Prades mountains and very close to the Monastery of Poblet and Montblanc's medieval area.
Cal LlargCal Llarg
Cal Llarg
Capafonts / Costa Daurada
   
StreetCalvari6Capafonts43364
An economical rural accommodation for up to four people, set amid the mountains of Prades, where guests can go hiking or visit some examples of cave art.
Cal MaginetCal Maginet
Cal Maginet
Vilaverd / Costa Daurada

A small hotel located five minutes from Montblanc and perfectly as a starting point for numerous cultural and outdoor activities. It offers comfortable rooms and a good restaurant serving local cuisine.