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Delve into the legend of Sant Jordi in Montblanc

Take advantage of your stay to visit the municipality's extensive medieval heritage, part of the Cistercian Route
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“People say a ferocious and terrible monster rampaged around Montblanc..." So begins one of the fragments of a text taken from the Costumari Català, by Joan Amades, about the legend of Sant Jordi. If you would like to know how the story continues, although you probably already do, don't miss the Medieval Week in Montblanc, and take advantage of your stay to visit the surrounding area!
 
MEDIEVAL WEEK IN MONTBLANC

Montblanc has one of the most beautiful groups of medieval buildings in Catalonia. If you would like to go to the heart of things, don't miss its Medieval Week, held between 23 April and 5 May. It keeps alive the written tradition established by Joan Amades, according to which Sant Jordi killed the dragon in this town. Some main events include the dramatisation of the legend of Sant Jordi, the Dracum Nocte, and the mediaeval market.
 
THE CITY WALLS

Take a walk around Montblanc's city walls, they have been adapted to make such visits easy and so that visitors can find out more about one of Catalonia's best-preserved medieval military structures. The views of the town and its surroundings from the various towers, whose construction was ordered by king Pere III el Cerimoniós, are magnificent.
 
CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA

Also known as the 'Cathedral of the Mountain' on account of its size and its position on the highest level of the municipality, the Church of Santa Maria la Major is another reminder of Montblanc's medieval power. Inside you can see the retable of Sant Bernat and Sant Bernabé, and the Baroque organ, one of the finest in Catalonia.
 
FROM THE CHURCH OF SANT FRANCESC TO THE HERMITAGE OF SANT JOAN

If you would like to walk for a while you could start at the church of Sant Francesc, where the the Municipal Tourist Office is currently located. From here take the Avinguda Manel Ribé and continue along it to the top. When you are at the top, turn right and follow the road to the end where you will find a sign indicating the way to the hermitage


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