The Priory (Priorat in Catalan and officially) is a region straddling the Camp de Tarragona and the Ebro, which borders the counties of the Lower House, the Ribera de Ebro, the Basin Garrigas and Barbera.
It is situated between the Sierra de Montsant, north, and the combination of the Mola Colldejou, saw Llavería and the Sierra de Santa Marina, south.
It is a region of continental climate, dry and hot in summer and cold in winter. In its central area, the geology of the region is characterized by rocks of Carboniferous age with a varying degree of metamorphism (mainly shales).
Precisely on the central sector of the region, known as the "historic Priorat", cultivates the vineyard. The wine is produced, has the appellation of origin (DOC) Priory. One of the most appreciated wines in the world. The people who are not DOC Priorat (Falset-Marsà, Capsanes, etc.). Produce wine which is sold under Montsant appellation of origin.
The Priory has lost a lot of people during the twentieth century. However, modern collecting some demographic recovery, linked to economic recovery in the region.
Hotels in Priorat
Pratdip, Baix Camp, Tarragona (25km from Priorat)
Mas Mariassa is a small gastronomic hotel, ideal for relaxing in intimate surroundings and relishing in good food. Hidden amongst the olive groves, in rural Catalonian countryside, relaxation and disconnection are guaranteed thanks to a little secret paradise that breathes only silence and tranquillity. The destiny of emotional well-being, where the time passes but is never wasted. The Hotel has 7 rooms full of calm. It is a starting point for many routes of interest. It hasThe essence of a village, the freshness of nature surroundings as the ingredients of our cooking. Our rooms have been created so one surrenders to absolute rest. Noble materials used such as oak or metal, pale colours cover the walls, white towels, soft white sheets and the comfort of the mattresses. Everything has been carefully considered to guarantee our guests rest. The alarm clock replaced by the morning call of the birds.Each bedroom has air conditioning, television and free wireless connection to internet.