Both hermitages, Mare de Déu de la Roca and Sant Ramon de Penyafort are integrated in a genious manner in the red mountain of La Roca, Mont-roig’s most characteristic enclave and where the village’s name comes from.
The chapel was documented in the XIII century, although there are documented legends that already speak about it in the XII century. It has suffered the effects of several wars and it has been profaned many times.
The festivity of Virgin Mary is celebrated on 8 September. Every year several activities take place at the chapel, like the popular Coques dance, a peculiar Mont-roig jota dance.
At the Hermitage Mare de Déu de la Roca there is a hostel where the hermits, who care of it, run the restaurant and the room renting.
Around the natural space of the hermitage there are several sources and signposted areas where it is possible to eat and to have an outdoor rest. There is easy access by car from the T-322 or by foot on several tracks like the GR-192, a part of this is also called the Old Path of the Hermitage. If we take this way, we will reach Mont-roig walking in about 25 minutes.
Hermitage opening hours:
Winter from 9:00h to 18:00h.
Summer from 9:00h to 20:00h.
Closed on Tuesday.
Masses: First Saturday of the month at 10:30h.
Festivity of the Virgin Maria de la Roca: 8th September.