A medieval monastery given a contemporary update, in the Montsant foothills of Catalonia
Among the rocky outcrops and sun-soaked valleys of Montsant lies Terra Dominicata. Originally part of a Dominican monastery, this boutique hotel immerses you in the heritage of its ‘holy mountain’ setting. Although the monks may be long gone, this rural retreat keeps up their time-honoured skill of winemaking – with the local vineyards producing famed Montsant and Priorat wines. Drop your bags, and drink it all in.
It may date from the 12th century, but inside, Terra Dominicata is utterly contemporary. The minimalist rooms and suites feel in tune with the building’s history, with earth tones and natural materials – including some original stone walls. Spend the day out in the hotel grounds, soaking up the views from the pool. Or delve deeper into the estate’s winemaking heritage with a guided tasting session in the wine cellar. If that’s whetted your appetite, menus mixing traditional regional produce with modern Spanish gastronomy await at Alma Mater restaurant.Read more[SPLIT]Read less
When not relaxing by the pool or working your way through the wine list, strike out and explore Montsant Natural Park. Walk in the footsteps of medieval hermits who came here seeking a life of quiet contemplation. Don’t miss the fascinating remains of Escaladei monastery, with its ruined archways framing the mountains beyond.
Enjoy your stay!