Montsant – Hotel Restaurante

The Ice House and caves

The Ice House is a semi-underground building constructed during the 17th century to store snow collected from the hill leading up to the castle. It remained in use until the 19th century. A brick-built vault, which was originally covered with a conical roof, protected the interior from direct sunlight. The building can be accessed via a disused drainage tunnel.

The Cova dels Coloms (“cave of the doves”), which was converted into a sanctuary in the mid-20th century, and the Cova de les Gotetes (“cave of dripping water”) are both close by. The latter houses an underground reservoir, excavated out of the rock, which collects water as it slowly filters down through the hills.