Prat de Comte
Prat de Comte is to the northeast of the Ports of Tortosa-Beseit. The district, due to its geographical location, is very rugged; the highest peaks are the hills of Engrilló and La Mola Grossa. Here we find the Engrilló, yew tree·a 1000-year old tree standing over 13 metres tall of great ecological and historic value.. The town, basically agricultural, has recently recovered the production of eau-de-vie that has always been closely linked to the Catalan country folk.
Walking around the town
Among the most important building in Prat de Comte is the Parrochial Church of Sant Bartomeu, built in the 17th century in the Church Square. The same square houses the Cross of the Knights Templar. It is interesting to contemplate the Portal, the old entrance to the village where one reaches the High Street and the Church. The town also conserves the old bread oven and a ·distillery.
- On 17 th January is celebrated Sant Antoni, with the blessing of animals and firewood auction.
- The celebration of 19 th March, Sant Josep's day, is celebrated on the Saturday before Pentecost. “Goigs” (traditional songs) of the Mare de Déu are sung and traditional dances are held in the square.
- The 24 th August, Sant Bartomeu, they are celebrate local festivals, which conserve the ancient traditions collected in the Catalan book of customs. The most interesting is the crucible race where participant run with an oil lamp hanging from their crotch.
- Festival of Eau-de-vie. It is celebrated in October and aiming to recover this activity of Prat de Comte when during the grape-picking season, when the pomace was boiled and after the alcohol steam had condensated, eau-de-vie was formed.
Town council Web: http://www.pratdecomte.altanet.org