A most historical stroll though Conca de Barberà | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.


1. Cova Museu de la Font Major
2. Muntanyes de Prades Cave Art Interpretation Centre
3. Visitors Centre Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet (Job Vermeulen)

A most historical stroll though Conca de Barberà

The Conca de Barberà is a district with a lot of history. This excursion takes us to three places on a journey to the Palaeolithic period, the Middle Ages and the modern period. Are you coming along with us?
You start in Montblanc, the capital of Conca de Barberà, to take a stroll around the historic centre and the walls, which are the scene of the legend of Sant Jordi. You can visit on your own or, if you prefer, you can contact the Tourist Office for a guided tour that will provide a more thorough treatment of the secrets of this walled town.

In Montblanc you can also visit the Muntanyes de Prades Cave Art Interpretation Centre. This mountain range contains 15 cave art locations dating from between 9,000 and 2,000 years BCE that speak to us about our forebears' real and symbolic worlds. If you want to visit the caves themselves you can contract a guided visit that will take you to them in a 4x4 vehicle. These paintings are catalogued as UNESCO World Heritage and they form part of the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya Rock Art Route.

From Montblanc you go to L’Espluga de Francolí where you are awaited by the Museu de la Vida Rural (Rural Life Museum), the Fassina Balanyà, the Museu del Vi and, above all, the Cova Museu de la Font Major, where a Palaeolithic sanctuary was recently discovered with more than 100 engravings


Leaving Espluga you set off to Vimbodí i Poblet where you will find the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, which is also catalogued as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery has a new visitor centre with videos, immersive projections and interactive panels that provide a new look at the meaning of monastic life in the 21st century. These audiovisual resources round off the visit to the three key sites of the Cistercian Route, which can be followed on foot or by bicycle, and which links this monastery with those of Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges.

*An excursion proposed in collaboration with the magazine Descobrir.