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The Pinell de Brai. Outing to river Canaletas and hermitage Santa Magdalena

The Pinell de Brai. Outing to river Canaletas and hermitage Santa Magdalena

 El Pinell de Brai is located next to the N-230, 4 km from the C-12 or axis of the Ebro. It rises 189 meters above sea level. Much of its territory is rugged, especially in the presence of the Sierras and Horse Pàndols. The highest spot is the high point, 705 m, the Sierra Pàndols. Canaletes River, which begins at the Ports, crosses out the south, near the mouth of the river Ebro. The castle Pinell is first documented in the letter of donation of the castle of Miravet Ramon Berenguer IV became the Templars, in 1153. In the early fourteenth century, control over these territories passed into the hands of the Hospitallers, within the Castellani Amposta. Like all peoples of Terra Alta, El Pinell de Brai suffered the consequences of the Battle of the Ebro. The houses of the old town are situated atop a rocky cliff 100 meters high, on the edge of a precipice, so they know the name of hanging houses. The streets of the town are steep and irregular, testimony of its medieval past. From his porch porches just keeps the wolf, the street barriers. Parish Church of San Lorenzo. Built during the s. XVII. The Cooperative Winery. Magnificent Art Nouveau style building, built by César Martinell, Gaudí's disciple. Work began in 1917 and completed in 1922. From its façade highlight the 45-meter long frieze representing allegorical paintings in oil and wine, the painter from Barcelona, ​​Xavier Nogues. Leaving Pinell de Brai Prat de Comte toward the N-230, cross the river at 5 km Canaletes by a small bridge. The first road to the right leads to the narrow river to get there we will cross an abandoned farmhouse. It is a rugged area of ​​rocks and cliffs. To go to the church of Santa Magdalena, moving away from Gandesa to Pinell toward the C-43. After 7 km, a path marked on the left leads to the recreation area of ​​Fonteta; follow the path that leads to the shrine of Fontcalda. 2 miles later you are coming back to the neck, where we see the indicator of the path to the left and a sharp rise exceeding 2 km brings us to the hermitage of Santa Magdalena, located in the Sierra Pàndols. A little further up to 705 m (high end), is the monument dedicated to peace. Here you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Ebro delta to the mountains of Prades, the Ports de Tortosa-Beseit and the Pyrenees mountains. The chapel, made a pilgrimage there every Saturday after Easter. Counties: Terra Alta Distance: 22.0 miles Signage: Yes 3 h Topics: Nature | Culture     Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 30/11/2002

Tags: costa dorada, mont-ral, visit salou, visit cambrils, visit tarragona, visit reus, visit la pineda playa
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