Vilafranca del Penedès

Province: Barcelona | Shire: Alt Penedès | Inhabitants: 38.218 | Extension: 19,6 Km2 | Altitude: 223 m

Vilafranca del Penedès is the capital of the Alt Penedès, and is located in the Penedès depression. Vilafranca is known for its wines, its cuisine, its modernist architecture and its human towers.

It is a town founded in the mid-twelfth century and are good examples of this era churches and buildings that can be found in the center of the city: the Basilica of Santa Maria, a single nave divided into five sections, beginning in the XIII century and consecrated in 1481 by Pope Benedict XV, are very interesting gargoyles and sculptures. The Palace of the Counts Reyes, located in Plaza Jaume I is a thirteenth century building now houses the Wine Museum, opened in 1945. In the same square and next to the basilica also find the Palace or Palace dels Babaus Balta, XIV century and restored in 1889.

Vilafranca also offers a good example of modernist architecture, such as the facade of the town hall, located in the Plaza de la Villa. Other buildings are representative of the Pharmacy modernimo Guasch, Berger and Balaguer House or Casa Miró.

Vilafranca is also well known for its food, as it has the origin as well known as some products xató Vilafranca (with own party: the party of xató), made ??with lettuce, cod, tuna, anchovies and Arbequina olives, and xató with the sauce, or coca Garlanda, made ??with anise.

Vilafranca is filled party late August, with the festival, by St. Felix, declared of National Interest. At this time we celebrate the dyad castellera and dances of Drac, a charismatic figure of a dragon of the oldest in Europe, dating to the early seventeenth century.

What to do

Cava Rovellats

Sant Martí Sarroca (a 4.6 Km)

Visiting the Cava Rovellats winery is to learn about the history of…

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Centre d'interpretació de l'aviació republicana i guerra aèria

Santa Margarida i els Monjos (a 5.2 Km)

The CIARGA (Interpretation Center for Republican Aviation and the Air War) is…

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Celler Can Suriol

Font-rubí (a 6 Km)

Enjoy the world of wine in Can Suriol in a magical space…

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Cases Blanques Espai Ecosostenible

Avinyonet del Penedès (a 6.2 Km)

Come spend the day with your school, family or friends and enjoy…

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Bikemotions, enoturisme al Penedès

Subirats (a 7.7 Km)

Different proposals to enjoy the Penedès pedaling through vineyards and discovering small…

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Celler Albet i Noya

Subirats (a 9.8 Km)

A visit to the winery, an electric bike ride, a breakfast between…

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Bodega Miquel Jané

Font-rubí (a 9.9 Km)

Discover the world of wine in our complete viticulture and oenology courses,…

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Cerveses Bripau

Sant Pere de Riudebitlles (a 11.5 Km)

Our workshop is open to all those curious minds that want to…

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Where to eat

Bodega Miquel Jané

Font-rubí (a 9.9 Km)

Discover the world of wine in our complete viticulture and oenology courses,…

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Cal Pau Xic

Subirats (a 10.7 Km)

A restaurant lifetime. Catalan cuisine, home like before. Our goal is to…

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Where to sleep

Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

(a 10.1 Km)

At Fundesplai, we manage 17 houses of colonies and hostels and 8…

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Cal Farriol

Mediona (a 16.5 Km)

Cal Farriol is a rural town house built around 1900, recently renovated…

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Arcs Llacuna - l'Espigol

La Llacuna (a 19.8 Km)

House located in La Llacuna with a capacity of 2 to 6…

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Hotel Balneari Platja de Coma-ruga

El Vendrell (a 23.6 Km)

Spectacular resort located near the sea to enjoy the marine environment and…

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Let's Holidays Castelldefels and Barcelona

Barcelona (a 24.5 Km)

Let's Holidays complements the rental of their accommodations with a personalized and…

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Càmping Arc de Barà

Roda de Berà (a 27.7 Km)

Arc de Bara is a very familiar campsite 50 meters from the…

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Càmping Stel

Roda de Berà (a 27.9 Km)

Camping bungalow on the beach of the Costa Dorada, with modern facilities…

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Mas Baldrich / Petit Mas Baldrich

Querol (a 28.1 Km)

Mas Baldrich is a typical Catalan farmhouse built during the 19th century,…

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Events

Cubelles Gastronomic Days

01/11/2022 - 30/11/2022

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Guided visit to the Castle of Subirats

03/12/2022 ...

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News

Discovering the Penedès at your own pace through the Caminos…

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