But size does not matter as much as age. This area has been occupied by the Carthusian monks who came from the Provence in France and build and settled in Scala Dei (God’s ladder).
This happened during the 12th century and established the first monastery in Spain, where the monksFalset dedicated their life to pray in solitude, as well as making wine.
They chose to build their monastery next to the Monstant Mountain Range´s unique and stunning backdrop. In the point exactly where a shepherd dreamt about angels reaching heaven helped by a ladder supported by a tall pine tree; and that is how the name Scala Dei came about.