Vilafranca del Penedès

Province: Barcelona
Shire: Alt Penedès
Inhabitants: 38218
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.

Where to sleep

Apartament Spa Parellada

Vilafranca del Penedès

Parellada Spa Apartment is a Suite of 100m2 for two people with…

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Cal Florit

Les Cabanyes (a 3.1 Km)

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Vacaciones en la Casa Verde

Olivella (a 6.5 Km)

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Cal Mingo

Olèrdola (a 5.8 Km)

Villa Barcelona Sitges. For vacation rental in Barcelona. It is an authentic…

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Mas Guilló

Sant Quintí de Mediona (a 11.4 Km)

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Can Parès

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 10.9 Km)

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

Àger (a 10.1 Km)

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

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Masia Pairal

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 12.2 Km)

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Where to eat

Bodega Miquel Jané

Font-rubí (a 9.9 Km)

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Restaurant Club House 27

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 12.2 Km)

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Cal Torrents Xic

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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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Wylie Sitges Craft Beer & Food

Sitges (a 15.2 Km)

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Restaurant Cal Mosso

Aiguamúrcia (a 28.3 Km)

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What to do

Barcelona és molt més

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Can Bruna Escape Room

Vilafranca del Penedès

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

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Cava Rovellats

Sant Martí Sarroca (a 4.6 Km)

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Bodega Miquel Jané

Font-rubí (a 9.9 Km)

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Cerveses Bripau

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

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Garraf Turisme

Canyelles (a 14.2 Km)

With fine sand and warm, calm waters, the Garraf beaches are one…

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Bodegues Sumarroca

Subirats (a 14.1 Km)

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Events

Turning on Christmas lights in Canyelles

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Family getaways at the Baix Llobregat

12/09/2019 - 22/11/2019

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Guided visit to CIARGA and Penyafort Castle

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Xató Festival in Vilanova i la Geltrú

24/11/2019

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Modernist route of Gelida

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