Sant Carles de la Ràpita
Things to do in the surrounding area
Mirador de la Guardiola
Worthwhile for a leisurely afternoon. Beautiful views over the region. Above the village of Sant Carles de la Ràpita rises the Torreta or Guardiola, one of the easternmost foothills of the Montsià mountain range, with a height of 113 metres. The site offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Ebro Delta, the Bay of Alfacs and the city. At the top is the Guardiola tower, documented since 1483 and mentioned in 1575 as Guardiola artillada (Guardiola with artillery), with a square plan, a little supported at the base and built from rubble. The viewpoint over Sant Carles de la Rapita can be easily reached on foot via paved roads.
Flamingos in the Delta
Around the wetlands lim Delta you can walk in a very special atmosphere.
And here is a good overview of walks around Sant Carles:
Museu de la Mar de l’Ebre
The museum is located in the old office building and workshops of the “Real Compañía de Canalización del Ebro” (1857-1858), near the fishing port and the access to the Ebro Delta. It is the starting point for various guided routes through the city and the Ebro Delta.
Address: Carrer Bisbe Aznar, 79, 43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita.
Tel: +34 673522901
Roman viaduct at Taragona
The “Aqüeducte de les Ferreres” or Devil’s Bridge near Tarragona. It is one of the best-preserved ancient aqueducts and the largest in Catalonia. From the autopista, you can drive directly to a parking lot to see the structure. If you have more time, you can also cross it on foot.
An independent sculpture park and art gallery founded in 2022 by Dutch couple Rinus van de Sande and Aniet van Hoof. Inspiring contemporary and vibrant new art, a permanent exhibition of a sculpture collection. Ancient olive trees and wild, rugged land with ancient carob trees, fringed by mountains, a sculpture trail overlooking the Ebro Delta and the Mediterranean.
International and Catalan/Spanish artists participate in transforming the collection and sometimes collaborate with the founders to create new artworks.
The large industrial building on the site has been converted into a gallery with an exhibition programme to promote and sell the work of the exhibiting artists,
Address: Arte-Contemporary, Camí de Brusca, s/n, 43540 La Ràpita,
Wolves and nuts (Prat Dip)
Pratdip is a small mountain community in the comarca of Baix Camp, in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain.
Most of the inhabitants of Pratdip work in agriculture in the pastures, fields and forests surrounding the village. The municipality’s main agricultural products are hazelnuts and almonds, and the picturesque and remote landscape is ideal for walking and cycling.
In Novermber, a large village festival is traditionally celebrated, which is unique with culinary specialities and traditional local performances around historical events. On the eve of All Saints’ Day, Pratdip Legendario is celebrated, reviving horror and mysticism. For two days, you have the opportunity to learn about the ancient legends of Dips and enjoy the organised activities.
Pratdip Legendario brings back to life one of the darkest and most mysterious eras of the municipality of El Baix Camp. Fear and chills will be spread over the two days. This event is celebrated on the eve of All Saints’ Day, in combination with literature, theatre, crafts and gastronomy, and the magic, mysticism and horror through the most fascinating fantasy tales of all Catalonia.
Sant Carles Summer Blessing in the Port
Boat tours to different destinations can be booked in the port of Sant Carles. From glass-bottom boats to exploration tours to the mussel beds in the delta. The availability of the tours is highly seasonal.
In addition, it is always worth taking a short walk to the Entladekay after the fishing boats have returned (13-15 hrs). Here you can watch the fishermen unloading the boats, have a close look at the catch and watch the auction of the fish.
Castell de Miravet
One of, if not the most important Templar fortress in Catalonia. Worth seeing walls with a lot of history. More information here: Info Castel de Miravet
Impressive scenery and an imposing monastery make the mountain region of Montserrat a special excursion experience. In addition to the buildings, a rack railway is one of the tourist attractions.
Freixnet Winery in Penedés
The winery is located in the heart of the Penedés region, in Sant Sandurní d’Anoia. Here you get a guided tour with insights into the production of the cava. The tour includes: An introductory film, an explanation of the production process, a tour of the winery, a train ride and, of course, the cava tasting. Grape juice is available for minors. Price 15,-€