Discover boutique hotels in Priorat, Spain
West of the walled former Roman city of Tarragona, Catalonia's Priorat produces some of Spain's most sought after (and wallet-lightening) wines; it’s one of only two Spanish winemaking regions to hold a DOQ label (Rioja’s the other one). Spend your holiday rambling across Priorat’s vine-wrapped hills and knocking at cellar doors for tasting sessions of robust reds. There’s also Montsant Natural Park to explore, where dizzying climbs will be rewarded sweeping views, and a generous handful of pretty villages with cobblestone streets along which to wander.
When to go
To see the most of the Priorat’s dramatic landscape, visit during the spring or autumn, when the weather’s pleasantly cool enough for days spent rambling outdoors or sipping wine on alfresco terraces.
PlanesDirect flights operate between Reus Airport and hubs across Spain, Ireland and the UK.
TrainsTrains from Barcelona Sants reach Tarragona in about an hour.
AutomobilesThe drive from Barcelona takes about two hours; a car will come in handy if you’re planning on touring the nearby towns and wineries.