In the Terres del Sénia, we find the world’s largest concentration of millennial olive trees. These are distributed among several surrounding municipalities, lead by Ulldecona that has most trees. In Alcanar, we can admire 7 millennial olive trees near the hermitage of Remei. Through a small signposted route and with the help of the information panels, we invite you to take a walk between our millennial olive trees.
In fact, the olive tree, together with cereals and vineyards, is one of the most representative symbols of Mediterranean agriculture. More than two millennia ago, during the Iron Age, it was introduced to the Iberian Peninsula. Its cultivation expanded with the arrival of Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, but it was Arabs who consolidated this crop applying new farming techniques and revolutionary irrigation systems for the time.