THE LEGEND OF SANT JORDI REVIVES IN MONTBLANC

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The story of Joan Amades places the famous legend of Sant Jordi the capital of the Conca de Barberà region.

The noble knight could have killed the dragon at the gates of this beautiful walled city and perhaps that is why Sant Jordi gives his name to one of the four portals of the town. With this background it is not surprising that a passionate and multitudinous group of Montblanc neighbors celebrate each year the  Medieval Week of the legend of Sant Jordi, among thousands of visitors from all over.

As a central act of the festival a very careful representation of the legend is celebrated. It is performed with such fidelity that you must pinch yourself to confirm that you are not in a dream. The royal court presides over the feast, while the town dances medieval dances and the nobiliary houses present the spectacular flag dance. Surely you have time to sign up to do some of the roles of the representation: the organizers welcome volunteer actors. It is never too late to learn how to handle the rhythms of the 15th century on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast)!

ONE WEEK OF JUGLARS, KNIGHTS AND MEDIEVAL MARKETS

The organizing association of the Medieval Week, programS around the 23rd of April activities and workshops that fill the day and night for seven days. Juglars, both male and female, compete with the best songs of the repertoire ate every corner of the walled city. The Caballeresque School of the military camp trains the boys and girls to prepare a good shield, a sword and a helmet and invites the most daring to start in the medieval fight.

One of the most crowded areas is the medieval market, with products from the area, samples of craftsmen and permanent animations to not miss the festive life that was able to accommodate a city six centuries ago. It is an excellent opportunity to take a guided tour of the imposing Montblanc wall, where you can climb its towers while you know the best kept secrets of the building. Half-way, in addition, the guide will offer you a tapa and a glass of wine with denomination of origin.

If you feel like participating, you must book this activity at the tourist office. It will be the ideal complement for the Medieval Week. It is worth it that you consult in detail the programming at  www.setmanamedieval.org and that you return to the present with the whole family to the complete!

WINES AND CAVAS OF THE CONCA DE BARBERÁ D.O.

Coinciding with the Medieval Week, the products of the wineries of the Conca de Barberà are presented in Montblanc. And it was at the beginning of the Middle Ages when the Cistercian monks of Poblet and the Templars of Barberà transmitted to the farmers of the area the knowledge to grow grapes and extract the best products. The tradition has continued until now, and it is well known that in Barberà de la Conca the first cooperative winery of the whole state was established.

This story is inside every bottle you can admire at the Conca de Barberà Wine and Cavas with Denomination of Show..

The star of this sample of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) is undoubtedly the trepat, the native grape variety of these lands. It gives light and fruity wines, and is the basis of very particular rosés and cavas. Increasingly, red wines and some well-known white wines are also being produced. Do not think about it any more, raise the glass and ... cheers!

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