This a very large quarry and the most outstanding element is the Clot del Mèdol (The Mèdol Hole). 50,000 cubic metres of gold limestone from the Miocene period were extracted from this quarry, all of it, with the exception of that taken from the quarry’s sandier areas, rich in lumachelle fossils. Today, visitors can still see how the blocks were removed from certain parts of the quarry walls. The site’s most emblematic feature is the Mèdol spire, a testimonial column rising to a height of over 16 metres. To reach the quarry, take the AP-7 motorway south by way of the Mèdol service station or, alternately, the N-340 carriageway. Cross the motorway after the Móra roundabout, then continue on foot in the direction of Tarragona for approximately 5 minutes.
Quarry: open. Outdoor monument.
|Mondays open: Cathedral, Tarragona Biblical Museum, Mèdol Quarry, Francolí River Paleochristian Complex and Chapel of St. Paul|