Siurana Historical Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Siurana

 

Upon arriving at Siurana you will discover a small fairytale village that has a deep-rooted memory of endless sieges and improbable conquests. Perched on a rock in the river, Siurana was thought to be impregnable, above a reservoir of the same name. 

If you look closely at the surrounding cliffs, you will realise why no one was able to conquer it for three centuries, and why the ending was so tragic. Before being overwhelmed by the Christians, the Moorish queen, Abdelazia, preferred to cast herself off the summit with her horse. The animal, terrified in its futile resistance, left the permanent imprint of its horseshoe on the rock.

It was a defensive point and impassable border with the Islamic world. Siurana was the last Moorish stronghold in Catalonia and fell at last in 1153 after the more important bastions of Lleida and Tortosa had fallen.

Nowadays, visitors can wander around a charming hamlet with cobbled streets and look at the remains of the Moorish castle presiding over the entrance to the village. At the foot of the mountain there is a reservoir with clean and calm waters, where one can take part in all sorts of water sports.
The most impressive building nowadays in Siurana is the Romanesque church. It was built after Berenguer IV's troops conquered Siurana, in order to bring Christianity back to the region. The doorway has been exceptionally well preserved with a figurine tympanum, framed by three rounded archivolts resting on capitels with various decorative motifs. 

The village is surrounded by interesting places to visit and is a great spot for enjoying splendid views of the Montsant mountain range, the Gritella mountain range and the Mountains of Prades.

It is worth noting that Siurana is a reference point for rock-climbers and hikers. This amazing mountain of legends and cliffs is well-known around the world by enthusiasts of these sports.

 

GUIDED TOURS

1. DYNAMIC TOUR. Saturdays and Sundays at 12: 00h 

Through a rigorous but enjoyable visit streamlined we learn to read and evaluate a landscape, discover what life was like the Saracens in the last stronghold of al-Andaluz in Catalonia, understand how these spectacular mountains were formed, know that impacted advertisements the inhabitants of Siurana in the Middle Ages... And all through the stories of history. We wait for you!

2. DRAMATIZED TOUR. The second Saturday and Sunday of each month at 12: 00h 

The dramatized tour will allow us to live like a protagonist the legendary world of Siurana. We will travel from the famous legend of the Queen Mora to other stories, fables and more unknown comic. Captives, traitors, troubadours, maidens, saints and kings will be the protagonists of the visit. We will experience the emotions of these legendary characters and feel their heartbeat in a privileged environment.

  • Dynamic tour: adults 6€, children from 8 to 12 years 4 €  and free under 8 years.
  • Dramatized tour: aduls 9€, children from 8 to 12 years 5€ and free under 8 years.

All visits are in Catalan or Spanish. If you want an special visit in English, please contact to us and we can try to manage it.

www.turismesiurana.org

 

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