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Montsant is a region with excellent wines, pretty villages and impressive landscapes for hiking, biking and climbing. But there is much more for wine lovers to discover.

The centre of the Catalan region of Priorat, which includes the DO Montsant and the DOCa Priorat, is Falset with just under 3,000 inhabitants. Visitors must not miss walking through the narrow streets of the "Call". This is the Catalan term for the medieval Jewish quarters, which also exist in Barcelona, for example. The Jewish quarter in Girona is particularly worth seeing and famous.

You can walk through the whole village in just a few minutes. It is worth strolling through the centre and visiting the Plaça de la Quartera. There you will find the town hall, the seat of the DO Montsant and the palace of the Counts of Azara - a beautiful gothic building with a central courtyard where the tourist office is located.

Here you will find good recommendations for tours in the area. Because the Montsant is a region for varied hiking and biking tours with great views as well as destinations for demanding climbers.

Impressive architecture: the wine cathedrals

Wine lovers should not miss the Celler Cooperatiu de Falset-Marçà, one of the magnificent, famous "wine cathedrals" in the modernist style of the architect and Gaudí student Cèsar Martinell. Also worth a visit is the complex at Cornudella de Montsant.

In Falset there are two interesting wine shops with regional ranges: Vinateria Aguiló and Vins i Olis del Priorat. Both offer an excellent selection of wines from the DO Montsant as well as from the DOCa Priorat.

To get your own idea of the wines of Montsant, we recommend a visit during the Fira del Vi de Falset wine festival, which takes place every year on the first weekend in May. At the Fira, you can taste the wines and talk about them directly with the producers, as well as visit the wineries.

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