The Prades Mountains is a massif with breathtaking mountains and lush forests. It boasts a rich historic and architectural heritage, culinary produce of the highest quality, and above all, an enormous sense of calm.
With its picturesque villages where time seems to have stood still, the Prades Mountains are the perfect destination for those looking for peace while enjoying the outdoors with activities such as walking and mountain biking.
The region of Conca de Barbará offers a wide range of things to see and do: you can visit the atmospheric town of Montblanc with its mediaeval walls, Espluga de Francolí and its prehistoric caves, and Poblet and its magnificent monastery, to name a few. Or swim in the natural pools in the rivers near the country house. These are just a few of the many activities that you can do here – and we are happy to advise you. What’s more, the Prades Mountains’ proximity to the Costa Daurada means that you can leave the calm of country life for a while and head for the nearby beaches, to Port Aventura theme park or the bustle of the cities of Reus and Tarragona.
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Mountain biking routes
Swimming in natural pools
Caves of Espluga de Francoli
Country Life Museum
Santa Maria de Poblet Monastery
Guided Tours around Historic Sites
It goes without saying that the gastronomy of Conca de Barberà is heavily influenced by its own regional cuisine, from Tarragona, with its salads with romesco sauce and calçots, a green onion exclusive to Catalonia, but it also draws inspiration from the neighbouring region of Lleida, where cocas (a Catalan-style pizza) and snail dishes are typical. Locally produced cold meats, such as Catalan sausages, llonganissa and white botifarra, and morcilla, a kind of blood pudding, are also widely consumed.
At Mas de l’Arlequí you can enjoy a choice of breakfasts and dishes made from locally sourced produce and from our homegrown vegetables. There is also a wide variety of restaurants in the area, whether you are looking for traditional cuisine or more modern dishes, inspired by the new generation of chefs.
The region of Conca de Barberà is surrounded by some of the largest wine growers in Catalonia, with names such as Penedès, Costers del Segre, Montsant and Priorat.
The vineyards stretch over 6,000 hectares at altitudes ranging from 300 to 600 metres above sea level. The local variety, Trepat, traditionally used in cava and rosé, is now being turned into excellent red wines from old vines. Other wines made from other varieties in the region, such as Pinot Noir and Syrah, are still firm favourites for Mediterranean wine lovers.
From Mas de l’Alrlequí you can visit a good number of wine cellars, some with modernist architecture, and taste the wines that you can find in our country house and in the restaurants of the region.