The Roques of Benet

The emblematic landscape of Horta

The Roques de Benet, located in the center of the whole mountain range and separated from Horta by a large plain, attract our eyes and are a point of reference in the Terra Alta. These impressive rocks, which at the time inspired the painter Pablo Picasso, are one of the most emblematic mountain formations in the Natural Park. Its vertical conglomerate walls rise almost 300 m and lead down to a limestone plinth. Its original name, Bene, is Arabic and is already included in the 12th century Christian settlement charter. The way to get there is indicated and is suitable for everyone who has a minimum of physical shape. From the top, at 1013 m, we enjoy a fantastic bird’s eye view of the entire plain in front of us and the surrounding mountains.

How to get there

From Horta de Sant Joan take the T-334 towards Arnes. A little before the petrol station, take the detour to the left, signposted towards Els Ports. Follow the paved track (leads to the Franqueta leisure area). At about 4.7 km. you reach the Crossroads of the Ages. Here you can leave the car. About 700 meters the excursion begins. If you want you can follow the track by car where there is a small parking lot for 5-6 cars. The road is not suitable for which vehicles.

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