This week we travel to the north of the Priorat region, in the province of Tarragona, to discover the Parc Natural de la Serra de Montsant. With a surface of 9,242 ha, this protected area has a rich landscape, natural and religious heritage, with numerous hermitages that proliferate all over the massif. These explain the name Montsant.

The Montsant mountain range stands out for its abrupt relief, in which the impressive rocky walls of the southern slope of the Serra Major mountain range are the best known image of the park. Species such as Bonelli’s Eagle, Peregrine Falcon and Eagle Owl find ideal nesting sites in these limestone crags. Holm oaks and pines are the main species in these mountain ranges, leaving room for willows and poplars on the banks of the Montsant river.

In addition to its natural, scenic and architectural heritage, the Montsant mountain range has become a very attractive place for lovers of active tourism due to its network of trails and climbing areas.

In this episode we visit Montserrat Domingo, a hermit who has been living in the Serra del Montsant natural park since 1977. For her, the rocky walls of Montsant are her cathedral and the nature that surrounds the small hermitage of Sant Joan del Codolar is her way to connect with God.