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The Iberian Route: El Montsià, land of the ilercavones

El Montsià: nature, landscape, heritage and cuisine in Alcanar and surrounding area
A weekend away to discover the Natural Park of the Delta de l'Ebre, its coastline and its Iberian past: a route that includes a boat trip in a gondola to visit the mussel farm in the Bay of Alfacs, and visits to Amposta and the incredible sights at the Iberian settlement of Moleta del Remei.


You could start your day at Sant Carles de la Ràpita where, from 12 noon until 2 p.m., you can take a trip in the Bay of Alfacs in a gondola. This is one of the most important natural areas in Europe and it is located within the Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park, a Biosphere Reserve. The trip includes stopping at a mussel farm where you can learn everything you need to know about mussels and oysters and afterwards you can enjoy a tasting of them accompanied by a glass of cava.

After lunch you could head for Amposta, where you can explore the town, its history and its surroundings. Visit the museum of the Terres de l’Ebre and stroll through the town's charming streets. You could spend the night in Alcanar, just 20 minutes by car from Amposta.

After breakfast on Sunday morning you could visit the Moleta del Remei Iberian settlement, where you can stroll amongst thousand year-old olive trees and climb the little hill which affords magnificent views of the surroundings. Be sure not to miss the reconstruction of an Iberian house and the ovens at the entrance to the settlement. The house has been faithfully and accurately rebuilt and provides a marvellous opportunity to see what it was like to live in an Iberian home just as it was in former times. Afterwards, you can enjoy a good lunch from amongst the typical dishes of the region in Les Cases d’Alcanar.


You could spend the afternoon taking a stroll along the coastline facing Punta de la Banya, between Les Cases d’Alcanar and Montsià Mar.

The order of visits on Sundays changes from July to September: the first visit is to Punta de la Banya and in the afternoon the second visit is to the Moleta del Remei Iberian settlement.

This route forms part of the "Get away from it all on the Iberian Route" initiative by the Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya and of the Catalan Government's Cultural Heritage Agency.

You can find all the information you need, and make reservations, online.

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