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San Salvador d' Horta

San Salvador dŽ Horta

 Short walk to the beautiful sanctuary of San Salvador de Horta, at the foot of the svelte mountains of Santa Barbara. From there you can admire some of the plain of Terra Alta and the spectacular mountains of Els Ports Natural Park, including the vertiginous walls over 300 meters of rocks Benedict. The start of the tour is in Horta de Sant Joan, village access roads from Waldo to T-334 T-3531. It is proposed to go from Picasso Centre, where you can get from the square of the Esglesia street. Take the street from the Hospital to the east until you find the asphalted road that heads towards the mountains of Santa Barbara. Continue along the track passing a raft. After a quarter of an hour to leave a deviation to the left. Start the climb up the mountain until you reach the monastery of San Salvador, near the half hour drive. The first known construction of this building was sponsored by the Knights Templar, which had headquarters in Horta Order of the same name, date of the thirteenth century. Later, at the time the Hospitallers, was renovated and enlarged. It should be noted the convent attached, called the Angels and their cloisters, bastits during the sixteenth century. Made the visit, must return to Horta de Sant Joan by the same road. End of itinerary. In Horta de Sant Joan can not stop seeing old site, the Picasso Center or Ecomuseum in Ports installed, these two, in  the building of the former Hospital of Horta.       Landmarks Old Site of Horta de Sant Joan Horta de Sant Joan Santa Barbara Mountain Convento de San Salvador Counties: Terra Alta Distance: 3.4 km Climb Slope: 130.0 m Descent Altitude: 130.0 m Signage: Yes Duration: 45 min Topics: Nature | Culture Types: Walks family   Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 24/03/2006 

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