DIRECTIONS TO PRIORAT .....

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The Priorat is about 40mins inland from the Costa Daurada Mediterranean coastline in North-eastern Spain. It can be found in southern Catalonia, in a mounainous area of the Montsant, Llaberia and Prades mountain ranges. The nearest large city is Reus followed by the province's capital, Tarragona. It is also about 2 hours drive south of Barcelona. It is an area which is mountainous and rural and the main form of transport is the car. The train ride from Barcelona takes about two hours and travels through some of the most spectacular scenery in Catalonia. The main train station is Marçà-Falset, although a good idea is to get off in Reus and hire a car from there.
Reus International airport is half an hour's drive from the Priorat and offers hire car services direct from the airport. The Priorat is also an hour's drive from the Ebro Delta and the northern province of València.


FROM THE NORTH (BARCELONA)

BY AIR
Barcelona International Airport lies to the south of the city near El Prat. Most flights from Barcelona are European based. There is a fast shuttle service (puente aereo/pont aeri) which can take you to your connection in Madrid in half an hour.

BY ROAD
The main motorway leading southwards out of Barcelona is a continuation of the Diagonal road. This road becomes the AP7 motorway.which turns inland towards Martorell. The motorway has a series of tolls, which makes the one and a half hour journey to the Priorat into a rather expensive one! (Calculate around 15 Euros in tolls). After the final toll at Tarragona, you take exit 34 and head towards Reus (not Tarragona) on the T? which turns into the N420 and leads you up into the mountains and then down to Falset the capital of the Priorat region.

BY RAIL
Barcelona International Airport is to be found to the south of the city near El Prat. There are regular trains from the airport to Sants station (very large) where you can catch a train (2 hour ride) from there to Marçà-Falset station. The line is the Barcelona-Caspe-Zaragoza line and there are five trains a day. The last train leaves Barcelona at 20.33 hours during the week and 17.33 hours at the weekend. For more information consult:- www.renfe.es

FROM THE SOUTH (VALÈNCIA)

IMPORTANT FESTIVALS IN THE PRIORAT

grapes

JANUARY

L'Encamisada (Falset)

MARCH
Festival of the Omelette in its own sauce (Ulldemolins)

MAY
Priorat Wine Fair (Falset, Gratallops)

JUNE
Festival of Rice and Rabbit (Cornudella de Montsant)

SEPTEMBER
Old Fashioned Wine Harvest Festival (Poboleda)


DECEMBER
La Badejada (Bellmunt del Priorat)



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