To visit the Old Bridge of Cabacés, you have to reach the town of Cabacés and after about 4 km along the T-702 road, you will encounter this marvellous medieval bridge.
Other sources suggest that it may be of Roman origin, although most historians believe it is medieval and probably built in the 12th century as part of the wheat route from the area of Aragon to Barcelona.
The bridge splendidly stretches across the Montsant river and its ashlars are strategically placed on top of large boulderstones through which the riverbed flows. The entire structure is made of white stone and you can see the marks of the stonemasons who made them in order to charge for each carved stone.
It has three semicircular arched openings, the central one being the one with the largest span. You can also see the buttresses that reinforce the structure facing the direction of the river current. It is 38 metres long with a height of 6 metres from the riverbed. It is possible to take a 10 km trail from the bridge to La Foradada and back again.
After a visit to the Old Bridge of Cabacés and, if you enjoy tasting the products of the area, you can do so by visiting the Mas de les Vinyes winery or the Miró Cubells oil mill.
The Mas de les Vinyes winery is located in the midst of nature and surrounded by the vineyards and fruit trees that the family carefully cultivates. It is an ideal place to go with children and let them run around the fields while you taste the wines and discover together with the owner how they make such special wines.
Are you familiar with the arbequina, rojal and negret varieties? During your visit to the Miró Cubells olive oil mill you will have the opportunity to discover them and learn how to tell them apart. You will also see how some oils are produced in an ecological and certified way. Moreover, you will be able to walk among olive trees, some of them millenary, and then go to the mill to learn about the production processes and enjoy a tasting of their oils together with a meal.
Besides olive oil and wine tourism, in Cabacés you can visit the hermitage of Ermita de la Foia and the Miquel Montagud Municipal Museum, which exhibits reproductions of El Greco and originals by Miquel Montagud himself, a painter who retired to Cabacés.