Modernism in Terra Alta

We find ourselves at the end of the 19th century, when the plague of phylloxera·destroyed the first vineyards of the region and ruined a fundamental economic sector: wine production. Because of the ravages of the plague, it was necessary that join forces to overcome the created situation, clean up the vineyards and modernize the sector, therefore the cooperative movement was born.

They entrusted the construction of modernist wine cathedrals of Pinell de Brai (1918) and Gandesa (1919) to the architect Cèsar Martinell, a disciple of Gaudí. Of the many agricultural buildings designed by Martinell, the buildings of Gandesa and Pinell are the most monumental of all.

They are two unique buildings, with a aesthetic and characteristics that stand out above the rest of the existing buildings in both towns, and they have been restored recently. The use of exposed brick or the existence of impressive arches inspired by Gaudí to sustain the structure, make these buildings are authentic temples in honor of Dionís and Bacus.

These modernist agrarian architecture gems are the most visible element of a region with a great winemaking tradition.

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Towns

Towns

In spring, the procession to the chapel; in summer, heat and the local festival, in autumn, grape picking; in winter, the oil arrives; for Sant Antoni the animals are blessed and spring returns.

Landscapes

Landscapes

A changing landscape, as the universe itself: tamed by Mediterranean culture where the man picks up the fruit of the land, untamed and wild where man finds a space for freedom.

History, culture, festivals and traditions

History, culture, festivals and traditions

The Iberian towns in Batea, Caseres and Gandesa are the first footprint that history has made in the region.

Heritage

Heritage

Religious architecture is present in all towns with magnificent Romanesque and Gothic buildings that surprised visitors pleasantly .

Greenway of the Terra Alta

Greenway of the Terra Alta

A nice tour of the old railway line from the Val de Zafan that joined Terol with catalunya until years 70.

Natural Park of Ports

Natural Park of Ports

In Natural Park of Ports, the vegetation is thick and splendid, with wildlife and nature in the wild.

The wines of Terra Alta

The wines of Terra Alta

The wines are elegant and elaborate structure, power and fullness, complexity and high expression.

Gastronomy

Gastronomy

Our cuisine is traditional, but also to adapt to changing times and to project an image of absolute contemporaneity.

The Gold of Terra Alta

The Gold of Terra Alta

Gold of Terra Alta is the oil that is drawn and which is a non-negotiable element of our food culture.

Modernism of Terra Alta

Modernism of Terra Alta

Wine cathedrals are based on modernism and 20th century.

Get Organized

In Terra Alta you can find a big variety of places, accommodation, restaurants, tourist service companies, and more things to enjoy this sublime place.

Where to sleep?
Where to sleep?Accommodation
Choose between different accommodation options you'll find in the region.
Where to eat?
Where to eat?Restaurants
Our cuisine is traditional, but it also adapts to changing times.
What activities can I do?
What activities can I do?Tourist services
Check out the companies that provide a range of tourist services.
How to arrive?
How to arrive?Tourist services
Map of the region where you can see the different ways that connect the Terra Alta.