- Priorat and Mountains of Costa Dorada
- 3 hours
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- Product tasting
- Tickets included
History and Flavours in Prades and Capafonts
Prades Mountains are a natural area located in Baix Camp region and in nearby Costa Dorada. Their proximity to the sea, only 30 km away, gives them their name ‘Mountains of Costa Dorada’.
The typical Mediterranean forest is full of beautiful landscapes: mountains, forests, pools, and streams, gorges with impressive views of the sea…The quiet roads lead us into the mountains and take us to discover small villages full of charm and traditions.
We will visit two of these villages to learn about their history, heritage and the flavours of their most typical products.
We meet in the small village of Capafonts. With 124 inhabitants it is one of the most authentic villages in the region. It is situated in the heart of Prades Mountains, on a hill 751 metres above sea level. This charming village preserves several elements of historical interest such as the bread bakery documented since the 13th century.
Then we will head to the cheese factory Formatges La Vall del Brugent, situated near the village. There, we meet Eva and Sergi, who make the cheese and also herd their goats. They will explain to us their daily life and offer a sample of their cheeses.
Afterward, we will go to Prades, known as the “vila vermella” red village, for its monuments made of “saldó” or “sauló”, the reddish stone characteristic of these mountains. Prades is 7 km from Capafonts and its important past reveals the reason why it has given its name to these mountains: In the 14th century, king James II created the county of Prades, a territory that extended over these mountains and beyond. Counts of Prades resided in this village, which became significantly rich and prosperous.
Currently, Prades has about 600 inhabitants and is a well-known tourist destination for its quiet and natural environment, ideal for families with children or any visitor looking for calm. It stands out for its medieval heritage such as the Gothic church of Santa Maria, the main square, the Renaissance fountain, the remains of the wall, and medieval portals. During the tour, we will meet some local people and their activities such as Olga and Sergi, who own a small publisher dedicated to publishing manga comics in Catalan, and Màrius, a farmer who will show us a hop field, a product that has been grown here for only a very short time.
We will finish the guided tour Prades by tasting the typical products: the beer named Complot IPA (Estrella Damm), made of hop of Prades and, crisps of Prades IGP (Protected Geographic Indication).
Visits for groups by appointment
Subject to availability and prior consultation.
Tour for groups. Please, consult the prices.
4 hours approximately.
Spanish, Catalan, or English.
Entrance to the Capafonts oven and samples.
Please report any food allergies.
Comfortable shoes and warm clothing are recommended in winter.
Access to the Capafonts oven is not suitable for wheelchairs.
The transfer from Capafonts to Prades is by your own car.
Oficina de Turisme de Capafonts
- Carrer Riu Brugent, Capafons, España
- Plaça Major, 8, 43364 Prades, España