Discovering the Priorat is to find out small treasures in our path. The Cartuja de Escaladei and the Natural
Park of the mountains of Montsant are two clear examples of the splendor that this region of Tarragona
gives us. Located next to the small town of Escaladei, in the north of Falset and just 20 km from the El Cairat
restaurant, the Cartuja de Santa María de Escaladei is an architectural jewel dating from the 12th century.

This monastery was built by the monks of the Carthusian Order in the heart of a valley protected by the
Montsant mountain range, a unique place that fills you with silence, peace and serenity upon arrival.
Nowadays, thanks to the restoration work of various specialists, we can visit the ruins of three cloisters,
the church, the refectory, and a reconstructed cell of what was the first Carthusian on the Iberian
peninsula. Without a shadow of a doubt, a spiritual journey to the past that brings you to be close to the
origins of Priorat.

And if we continue our route to the north, the Montsant mountain is revealed to us, majestic, around the
Priorat vineyards.

This protected natural space, declared a Natural Park since 2002, is already a symbol of
the region. Surrounded by cliffs, caves and ravines, the Montsant has a compact shape so peculiar that it
is identifiable from far away.

Taking a walk through the Montsant is breathing fresh air and filling yourself with life. In addition to
visiting the famous hermitages and exploring the fauna and flora of the park, you can also take advantage
of your visit to Montsant for hiking, climbing, via ferrata or whatever the outdoor activity that you are
most passionate about. This natural setting is the idyllic prelude before a good meal at the El Cairat

So, in Priorat you will not only find excellent gastronomy and some unique D.O. wines in the world – in
fact, you may have already kn own this – but also a captivating, historical and landscape heritage.