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

Cal Mingo

Olèrdola (a 5.8 Km)

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

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Can Parès

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 10.9 Km)

Can Parès is an exclusive villa in the Garraf Natural Park and…

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

(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)

Masia Pairal is a typical Catalan manor house built over 250 years…

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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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Can Mata

Aiguamúrcia (a 16.8 Km)

House at the exit of the village, 360 m surrounded by garden.…

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Arcs Llacuna

La Llacuna (a 19.8 Km)

House located in La Llacuna where there are three independent rural accommodations:…

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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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Where to eat

Restaurant ClubHouse 27

(a 3.4 Km)

At the ClubHouse27 Restaurant we offer you recipes from many corners of…

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Cal Torrents Xic

Torrelles de Foix (a 11.6 Km)

In the restaurant you can find Catalan cuisine with dishes like roasted…

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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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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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Cellers de Can Suriol

Font-rubí (a 27.8 Km)

Come to discover the heart of the Penedès by approaching the Grabuac…

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What to do

VINSEUM Museu de les Cultures del Vi de Catalunya

Vilafranca del Penedès

The current permanent exhibition of VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and…

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Can Bruna Escape Room

Vilafranca del Penedès

Aventrura, mystery, drama, excitement... find all this and more in Can Bruna,…

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Barcelona és molt més

Discovers that Barcelona is much more! Near Barcelona have a world of…

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Cava Rovellats

Sant Martí Sarroca (a 4.6 Km)

A story of love for the land, wine, people... since the fifteenth…

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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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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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Events

Guided tours Piera Moderna: from the vineyard to the summer

21/02/2021 ...

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Calafell Beach Festival

19/06/2021 - 26/06/2021

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Vida Festival in Vilanova y la Geltrú

01/07/2021 - 03/07/2021

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Sons Solers in Sant Pere de Ribes

09/07/2021

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The Tingladu in Vilanova y la Geltrú

18/07/2021 - 20/07/2021

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