Pàndols and Cavalls ranges
Located between the rivers Canaletes and Sec, which extend towards the northeast Ports de Tortosa-Beseit, they are mountains with formations of a big landscape value, with streams and deep gorges. Wild goats from Ports, today natural park, are the main wealth of the fauna of this place.
These two ranges had been witness to one of the bloody episodes of the Spanish Civil War: the Battle of the Ebro. You can still find remnants of trenches and other materials.
Pàndols is steep and it is cut by deep crags that join in Canaletes river. Here we find the Hermitage of Santa Magdalena (Pinell de Brai), with a leisure area and a fountain. A little further up, in level 705, there is the Peace Monument, promoted by the so-called "quinta del biberó" and dedicated to all who took part in the Battle of the Ebro.
The highest peak of the Pàndols mountain range is Puig Cavaller (Gandesa), of 709 metres. From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the region, the Delta de l'Ebre and Ports of Tortosa-Beseit.
The Cavalls mountain range separates Pinell de Brai, Gandesa and Benissanet. At the foot of mountains is the Hermitage of Santa Madrona (Corbera d'Ebre), from 18th century, which is a set of house and chapel with a small bell and, beside, an abundant cool water fountain. It has barbecue, tables and playground.
In Terra Alta you can find a big variety of places, accommodation, restaurants, tourist service companies, and more things to enjoy this sublime place.