Terres de Mestral
TIVISSA - PRATDIP - VANDELLÒS - L'HOSPITALET DE L'INFANT

Coll de Balaguer

Some natural spots conceal parts of their history which can be missed at first sight. This is the case of the Coll de Balaguer, which, apparently, is just another hill in the council of Vandellós and l´Hospitalet de l´Infant. However, this hill has been throughout history of paramount geographic and strategic importance. It is, in fact, the only terrestrial passage between Catalunya and the País Valencià. Therefore, it piles up the history of Iberians, Romans, bandits, pirates and all kind of wars. It is worth an excursion, not only for history lovers, but also for those who like spectacular natural landscapes.