Sea and mountain; Costa Daurada is a small paradise where different shades of blue caress a unique coastline, and where sea breeze, winds coming from the sea, refresh exceptional places topped by pre-coastal mountains. Would you like to find out more? If so, check out the following 3 viewpoints routes: Salou, the region of Baix Penedès and the Costa Daurada Mountains. Join us!
The Costa Daurada, given its climate and geographic location, is one of the most important wine and vineyard pieces of land in Catalonia. In fact, in this area alone there are 5 prestigious Denominations of Origin that will delight all those wine and gastronomy lovers: Montsant, Tarragona, Conca de Barberà, Penedès and finally, and perhaps the best known, the DOQ Priorat. For this reason, wine tourism and gastronomic events are an important part of the annual agenda in this area of the province of Tarragona.
Below, we shall present some of the most interesting wine fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year on the Costa Daurada and that we believe can be perfect for both adults and children to enjoy a weekend surrounded by vineyards, wine and good company. It is worth noting that most of these events take place during the spring or autumn.
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the most beautiful and idyllic areas we have in Europe. The temperature, the sun, the colours of the region, the culture and the cuisine are the main factors that make this region one of the most visited locations by people from all over the world. The Mediterranean is very easily identified by everyone. In fact, if we close our eyes and imagine what the landscape of this area is like, everyone thinks of the same thing: that intense blue sea, the sun, the wine and its vineyards, modernism or Roman buildings. Here in Catalonia, one of the areas that breathes the most Mediterranean air is the Baix Penedès (one of the smallest counties in Catalonia). Located between Barcelona and Tarragona, the northern part of the Costa Daurada is a perfect place to enjoy the culture and Mediterranean landscape with the whole family.
The summer holidays are over, the heat is dying down and going back to school is a reality. As of September, the weekends are quieter and, therefore, we have more time to visit those places closer to our area that we have always wanted to discover. An ideal proposal for this time of the year is any activity related to wine. Why? Because the grape harvest begins; grapes are harvested in order to be able to make wine later on.
It's time to leave the car and trust your legs. The roads, paths and trails of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) offer walking and cycling trips that allow you to connect with the landscape a thousand times better than if you did at high speed.
"Once upon a time there was a village called by people of the region Prat, where some mysterious dogs appeared.
It was said that at night they went out looking for lambs, goats and people to suck blood ... It seems that the dips…have returned to Prat! "
With this fascinating legend about the most devilish wolf dogs of Catalonia you will be presented by the inhabitants of this endearing little village of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast). They say that the dips disappeared sometime in the 19th century, but now they have returned the corners of the village
Do you dare to locate them? Then download the map of Pratdip from here and play with the children to find the eleven specimens that roam the streets and the roofs of the most emblematic monuments and buildings. Be alert, because if you do not find the last, he may find you first and suck all the blood.
The town of Pratdip is crowned by the visitable remains of the castle, with fantastic views over this place with reddish roofs and the Llaberia mountain range. Do not miss the public laundries and watering holes of the old village centre and the church. Notice that the dips have marked so much the life of this municipality that they have finished appearing in shield and the flag.
The first time you attend a rally it is fascinating to see how long queues of amateurs look for the best curve to see the cars skid past. Go with a sandwich in one hand and the chair in the other, the camera or video hanging on the neck, the cap on the head to protect from the sun and a smile from ear to ear. The Catalunya-Costa Daurada Rally awakes the adrenalin rush of thousands of people each year and if you have not lived it, you will be stuck when you see the first car pass by.
"Idleness is the enemy of the soul," said the forerunner of the Cistercian order. The Cistercian Route, a tour of the artistic, cultural and natural heritage of the three districts of Tarragona (Alt Camp, Conca de Barberà and Urgell) challenges - and in what way! - this monastic precept. You can do it on foot in 5 days or by bike in two and a half days.
The counts of Barcelona and Urgell established one of the most important strengths of the Marca Hispánica- the buffer zone beyond the former province of Septimania, created by Charlemagne
in 795 as a defensive as a defensive barrier between the UmayyadMoors of Al-Andalus and the Frankish Carolingian Empire in the current center of Barberà de la Conca. It was the in the 11th century. In the last decades of the 20th century it had survived among ruins, until in the nineties the group " Amics del Castell " launched a a campaign to restore it. The poet José Agustín Goytisolo, neighbor of the town, collaborated very especially.
At present in Barberà Castle- which was part of the order of the Templars - there are two buildings that can be visited, the old chapel and the tower. And usually there are concerts, conferences, exhibitions, wine tastings, cinema... It is an excellent excuse to visit this town often hidden from the tourist routes through Tarragona and the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast). Located on a hill of 450 meters, it offers great views of the region. The agricultural cooperative has the honor of being the heir of the first cooperative winery founded in Catalonia in 1894. You can buy tasty white, red and rosé wines of the Conca de Barberà Denomination of Origin (D.O.). In the leisure area La Marinada, on the outskirts of the village, you can eat with your family and let the children play football or basketball in the fields with free access available.