MONT-RAL

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ALCOVER
ALIÓ
BRÀFIM
CABRA del CAMP
FIGUEROLA CAMP
els GARIDELLS
la MASÓ
el MILÀ
MONTFERRI
MONT-RAL
NULLES
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PONT ARMENTERA
PUIGPELAT
QUEROL
la RIBA
RODONYÀ
el ROURELL
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V A L L S
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Population: 154 inhabitants (2001) - Surface: 34'65 km2 - Density: 4,44 h/km2 - Altitude: 888 m - Other villages: Farena, el Bosquet, mas de la Llaneta, la Aixàviga, Cabrera and la Cadeneta - Bigger parties: MONT-RAL: 29 June and final of August; FARENA: second Sunday of September

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   It is located upon Alcover, close to the Serra de Prades. It is formed over two different zones: the valley of the Glorieta river and the valley of the Brugent river.

   Mont-ral is at 888 metres on the sea level; this fact gives to this village an extreme climate with different particularities the rest of the region.

   Between the XVIII at XIX centuries, the agricultural gave a strong stimulus to the different population nucleus of the term. The main production were of cereals, vine, olive trees, almond trees and hazels. Other productive activities were the mining of minerals from the calcareous stone, the mills of the Brugent rive, ice and the electric power station of the Glorieta river.

   Mont-ral and Farena are the beginnings of many and varied excursions. The fact of being inside of the Prades mountains makes the environment a good place to realise hikings until red villa.

LANDSCAPE   We should emphasize the large group of caves and chasms, closed to the village, of a great potholed interest, that have been formed because of the carstificació processes that affect the calcareous terrains. Amongst them, we shall find the Mont-ral Cave, the Cave of the Monedas, the one of Motllats, the Cudó Cave or the one of Aixàviga, Avenc del Roc de les Abelles and the one of Nova del Masiet.

   This term also allows the hunting and the fishing poach, where periodically repopulations are done.

Mont-ral Situation

POPULATION'S EVOLUTION

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MONUMENTS AND PLACES OF INTEREST

   THE MONT-RAL VILLAGE - The building that gives more identity to the villa is the parrochial church of Sant Pere ad Vincula, patron saint of the village. The main structure of the building and the lateral façade belong to the Romanesque style. The bell tower was built in the XVIII century when the building was reformed. Next to the church we shall see the ruins of the medieval abbey.

   FARENA - It is an inhabited nucleus, located at the widening of the Brugent river. The houses that form the village are restored and have kept the original form of the closed villa. The Sant Andreu's Church, originally of the Romanesque period, headlines the village. Inside this church we may enjoy the mural decoration that Anton Català, painter of Alcover, did in 1946.

   EL BOSQUET AND AIXÀVIGA- We shall arrive from Mont-ral, following the Mussara state highway. El Bosquet is placed under the rocky wall of Motllats and it is done of a dozen of rural architecture houses. Very closed to this place, where the Sec River and the Fresca Fountain converge, there is the Aixàviga village. It is formed by only one street and by very well preserved stone houses. A medieval house highlights because of its façane and its large windows. It was the summer residence of the count of Prades.

RESTAURANTS

EL BRUGENT - c/. Comtes de Prades (FARENA) - Telf. 977 26 91 70

MAS D'EN FERRAN - Pl. Vella, 1 (FARENA) - Telf. 977 26 91 52

RACÓ DE MONT-RAL - c/. Puniol, s/n. (MONT-RAL) - Telf. 977 76 02 62

RURAL TOURISM

HOTEL LA MASSADA - c/. Puniol, 29 - Telf. 650 475 316 / 637 238 210

MAS DE CARET (a.r.i.) - Camí de la Bartra (FARENA) - Telf. 977 26 40 03 / 679 955 756

MAS D'EN TONI (a.r.i.) - Pl. Vella, 1 - Telf. 977 26 91 52

MAS LA TORRE DE MONT-RAL (a.r.i.) - Masies de Cabrera - Telf. 977 26 92 34 / 626 247 583

REFUGI LA CABRERA - Partida la Cabrera - Telf. 627 670 124

REFUGE MUSTÉ-RECASENS - c/. Església, 10 (MONT-RAL) - Telf. 977 84 61 00

REFUGE SANT ANDREU - Pl. de l'Església (FARENA) - Telf. 977 60 02 67

LINKS

City Council - pl. Major, s/n. - 43364 MONT-RAL - Telephone: (+34) 977 76 41 09

Information of Mont-ral for the Portal of Prades Web

Information of Farena for the Portal of Prades Web

Basic statistic of the Institut d'Estadística de Catalunya (IDESCAT)

General data of the Sistema d'Informació d'Administració Local (SIAL)

Original: L'ALT CAMP (Consell Comarcal de l'Alt Camp) Year: 2000 - English translation: Teresa Paladella

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RESTAURANTS RECOMENDED

Restaurant EL CALIU -Bellavista-

Restaurant CERVELLÓ -Fontscaldes-

Restaurant L'ESPORTELL DEL BOU -Picamoixons-

Restaurant EL REFUGI -Valls-

HOTELS & ROURAL TOURISM

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: Gran Enciclopèdia Catalana, Història de Catalunya, Gran Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, Tarragona Poble a Poble, Salvat Català, Geografia Comarcal de Catalunya, Enciclopèdia Universal Catalana, Calendari de Festes, etc. ... Also diverse publications, triptyches, bulletins, etc. published by city councils, Consells Comarcals, Generalitat of Catalunya, diputació provincial. And documental sources of particular files.