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Weekend getaways: Siurana de Prades

Written by Christine

As magnificent of a city that Barcelona is, sometimes you just want to escape the fast-paced life and noise of the city and get away for a weekend. Catalonia offers so much to its visitors because it has a little bit of everything: charming villages, beautiful beaches, and picturesque mountains. If you’re looking to take a break from city life and explore somewhere new outside of Barcelona, you should consider a weekend getaway to Siurana de Prades, a magical village located in the province of Tarragona. Learn more about what this hidden gem can offer you on your unforgettable weekend trip.

About Siurana de Prades

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Siurana de Prades is located southwest of Barcelona in the Priorat comarca in Tarragona, about a two-hour drive by car. It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in the province due to its stunning panoramic views of the river valley and rock formations. Historical remains suggest that Siurana dates back to prehistoric times, evidence of the towns inhabitants can be found throughout the city. Once under Muslim control, Siurana came under Catalan control in 1146.  Once visiting the village, you will encounter the architecture and legends of the town’s past as you get to know the magic and mysticism it holds.

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Things to do and see

Siurana de Prades is a dream come true for outdoor junkies since there are so many different activities you can try your hand at. Cruise along the river valley in a kayak or canoe, or discover the paths through the rock formations and mountains on foot or by bike. For those feeling adventurous, you can even try rock climbing! If you’re looking for something a bit more relaxing, you can go on a guided tour of the village to learn about its history and see some of the best sites and historical re-enactments. The Priorat boasts many wine bodegas, so why not stop by one of them for a tour and tasting? There are several wineries that offer great prices for you to discover their wines and learn about what makes this region so great.

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Where to stay

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There are several lodging options in the area, it all depends on exactly what you’re looking for and what kind of weekend getaway you want to have. If you’re outdoorsy and want to get in touch with nature, you could rent a campsite for as low as €7 a night through Camping Siurana. This includes access to facilities like bathrooms, showers, and a restaurant. If you want a bit more privacy and luxury, you can rent a country home through Escapada Rural. This company makes it easy and affordable to find the perfect house for your weekend away, equipped with all the amenities. Lastly, enjoy a weekend in La Siuranella, a charming and rustic hotel that is just the ticket for a relaxing holiday. Whatever you choose you are sure to enjoy all that Siurana de Prades has to offer

*Main photo by_Hadock_ via VisualHunt

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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