Wineries and Wine

In the Penedès have been numerous family businesses that produce their own wines with remarkable success,
Wines that allow us to know the land better and are worthy companions of our stay, wedding or celebration

In early July, is organized Vilafranca Vi Jazz . where you can do a tasting of wineries and attend jazz performances.

It is also interesting to see the wine routes routes of cava i wine, way-marked walks where you can visit the wineries, the monuments and savor its gastronomy.

Interesting is the website of the Penedès appellation of origin where the wineries are located on the map

Wineries

Cooperativa de Sant Jaume dels Domenys

DO Penedès. Develops appreciated white wines i cavas

Oriol Rosell , a family business that makes vins i qualitat caves of the Penedès amb raïms procedents of seva Can Cassanyes own farm.

Emendis Emendis House, the stately old farmhouse, located in the municipality of Castellet and Gornal, keep a concept of wines and champagnes.
Mont Marçal Wine, SA Winery Inc. was founded in 1975 by Sancho family. Since its inception and sparkling wines are high quality, with the most advanced technological means, of Appellations of Origin Penedès and more recently Catalunya.

Caves Nadal Enric Nadal
Personality and quality that we provided each bottle is achieved by applying Nadal tradition, experience, some technology and a rigorous control of the entire process: from planting the vine to the finished product marketing.

Some wineries and caves
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Historia

 

Historia de los antiguos pobladores

De antiguos pobladores
La costa mediterránea tiene vestigios de asentamientos de diferentes culturas.

De una parte los iberos , procedentes de Asia central, podemos observar un poblado ibero en Calafell donde se recrea su vida y costumbres, y celtas , estos últimos de la Europa central
En Olèrdola también encontramos interesantes restos de su paso, son las tumbas de piedra talladas en el suelo

También griegos y fenicios navegaron y establecieron asentamientos en nuestras costas para vender  o cambiar sus telas, tintes, etc., (por ejemplo, púrpura extraído de un molusco en sus orillas).

Los romanos
La civilización romana, heredera en muchos aspectos de Grecia, crearon un sistema organizado de reglas y leyes aun cuando el derecho romano.
Significativo fue su contribución a la arquitectura y la lengua, el latín, introduciendo al mismo dondequiera que iban.
Poderosas tribus enemigas desuevos, vándalos, alanos y godos emergieron en Europa y África y en sus colonias de lo que hoy es Túnez.
Los cartagineses, con Aníbal al frete, se rebelaron y decidieron atacar a Roma. Esto formó un gran ejército, en el que incluyo los elefantes temibles traídos de África central.
Se fue con sus naves el estrecho de Gibraltar, y se dirigió con su ejército a lo largo de la costa. sin cofrecer las colonias ibéricas mucha resistencia.
La gran dificultad era  cruzar los Alpes llenos de nieve con sus elefantes.
Los romanos por su parte, se dieron cuenta de que un gran ejército tan grande necesitaria grandes cantidades de suministros
Para cortar este suministro se formó un ejército que se embarcó en sus barcos a tierra en un punto de Iberia, Tarragona

Anibal debilitado por el frío y la falta de suministros decidió retirarse.
Más tarde, los romanos atacaron y arrasaron las ciudades del norte de África que se atrevieron a rebelarse.
Los romanos decidieron conquistar la Península Ibérica y Tarraco se convirtió en la capital y el puerto de salida hacia Roma.

Durante el mucho tiempo que permanecieron en Hispania, los romanos  impusieron su cultura,  idioma y  arquitectura.
Hay magníficas obras de ese momento que todavía se conservan, un circo, ahora visitable, un templo a los dioses donde posteriormente se construyó la catedral actual. Se mantine en buen estado el arco de triunfo construido en honor del emperador, que se encuentra en Roda de Bara, y un acueducto para llevar agua a la ciudad.
Las tribus ibéricas, deslumbrados por el lujo romano  empezaron a aceptar la vida, la lengua y las costumbres romanas.
Para mejorar la comunicación se construyo  la Vía Augusta hasta Roma, visible en algunas secciones a través del Penedes, fueron construidas
villas a lo largo de este camino que podría servir como zonas de descanso para los caballos .
Vila domenio, Vila Ventós son algunas de estas. El acueducto dels Arquets también tiene un origen romano.
Los romanos se extendieron por toda la península, dejando hermosos restos arquitectónicos, Teatro de Mérida Murallas  Lugo, Tarragona , la ciudad romana de Empúries,
Los romanos fueron originalmente paganos convertidos al cristianismo por la labor evangelizadora de los apóstoles y seguidores, muchos de los cuales  optaron por morir en el circo romano, en lugar de renunciar a su fe cristiana.
Uno de los apóstoles Santiago. Jaume en Cataluña, habían hecho la peregrinación a Santiago donde se encuentran sus restos.
En toda Europa miles de personas se dirigían en dirección a Santiago en busca de su fe o para visitar los restos del apóstol
Peregrinos del norte de Aragón, los de Italia fueron a Cataluña siguiendo la costa. Hay en Olesa de Bonesvalls un hospital de pereginos
Estas rutas de peregrinación son conocidas como Camino de Santiago.

 

Mediterranean plants

Mediterranean plants

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A walk on the field is a unique opportunity to take stock of feelings, colors and smells and go home with our renewable energy.

Contact with nature through plants is a source of positive energy to revitalize our private minds and our senses.

Some, even we can bring a little souvenir in the form of bag for cabinets, rosemary or lavender or small sprig for garnish, or to help in the kitchen, thyme and rosemary, which extends these positive feelings in our body.

Of the plants that we find we can highlight the following groups:

Aromatic

Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

romero

Aromatic shrub, can be flavored sachets for closets.

It is widely used to flavor meat dishes, like lamb, chicken, soups and grilled fish to tomato sauces, etc. ..

Great stimulant and antioxidant capacity. Taken infusion helps the airways and facilitates digestion and cleansing the body

Much appreciated by bees, honey thyme.

Lavender

Very aromatic. Used for colonies (a distillation is performed to obtain the essence of lavender, which then mixed with alcohol and stabilizers are sold as lavender water)

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Thyme

Antiseptic, expectorant and pectoral: Thyme is a powerful antiseptic. Kills germs and reduces the symptoms of the infections they produce.

It is also a good tract that prevents the formation of gases. Very rich in iron and whets the appetite

Application culinary thyme soup to roasted meat because it facilitates the digestion of fats.

In oil can serve as a condiment in salads

Together with basil is mosquito repellent

Olives

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In the Mediterranean area mainly include olives.

We can find trees with several hundred years that stand firmly in the landscape

A very appreciated variety is called Arbequina. Your aceiye is fruity and aromatic high quality

Vides

the vineyard is another key element in the landscape.

Ek color shades, mainly in autumn. Pleasant evocation of its fruits are to walk through the vineyards is a pleasant and relaxing sensation

Among the varieties include the parellada, white, used for making champagne and tempranillo red wines

Hiking

One of the richest and most diverse regions of Europe and the area of wine production and more international projection of Catalonia: Penedes, notable also for product quality and dynamism of its people.

The lands are formed by small hills rising from the sea to Montserrat, through small valleys of different rivers.

The climate is Mediterranean, temperate, warm and soft, with considerable seasonal temperature fluctuations. The low rainfall and high sunshine contribute to the Penedès area ideal for growing vines.

The diversity of wine is the most prominent feature of the Penedès. Great producer of white wines, most of them are for the production of champagne.

The traditional white wines are light, aromatic, lively and with little body. Sparkling wines and roses are fragrant, with intense aroma and persistent.

In recent times, has significantly increased the production of red wines, which have body, are silky, aromatic and balanced.

To learn more about the wines of Penedes
Some minor routes that help us to know the landscape of vineyards and small wineries, and visit many churches:

1.- Short path by the stream of Marmellar enlace

2.- 7km 3 horas .  Ruta de las  bodegas: Oriol Rosell , Fabrica de vidre, Lavern Noya, Emendis  enlace

3.- 10 km 4horas .Ladera del Montmell : Capella San Sadurdi , Acces al Castellot     enlace

4.- 13km 4 horas . Castellvi, La Munia enlace

To make a paella

How to make a fish paella for 10 people.

We need a 50cm paella and a special barbecue

1. Previously prepare the broth: In large pot boil the rock fish 1kg in 5L of water. Currently, the stock can be found prepared

2 .- Prepare the fried: onion, tomato salt

  

3. Ingredients that will: sepia, tuna, monkfish, prawns

4. Extra virgin olive oil, to coat the bottom of the paella

  

5.-We had the prawns by oil

6. Put the squid and monkfish

   

7. Put the onion and tomato

8 .- We salt

   

9 Put the rice bomb, to fry lightly-A small cup of coffee per person

10 Regulate the fire

   

11. We monitor the fire that is equally distributed. We put some broth if necessary. The paella here

Barcelona, La Sagrada Familia

 

Modernist Barcelona

In the nineteenth century, the city developed greatly and the walls were demolished. The architect who designed the new city structure was Ildefons Cerda. This raised the Eixample, houses with large interior courtyard, Avenida Diagonal, Paseo de Gracia and modernism. Barcelona is the capital of modernist architecture. The joint work of artisans and architects, allowed the creation of numerous works that today are an important cultural legacy to Barcelona.

The most important representative of this trend is Antonio Gaudi, influenced by light, sea and nature, has managed to introduce these elements in the design of the home and the designed spaces. To highlight, the vaults in a tree of Parc Guell, the play of light from their windows, the design of the towers of the Sagrada Familia and you can remember sand castles or animal figures such as dragons in the Parc Guell. Antonio Gaudi is known for La Sagrada Familia, the Parc Guell, La Pedrera, or the multitude of his beautiful details in wrought iron, ceramic or glass.

La Sagrada Família

La Sagrada Familia, had to be the tallest building in Barcelona. Expression of his deeply religious, was conceived as a bridge between the earthly and spiritual .–

Barcelona Cathedral, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Barcelona La sagrada familia    antonio gaudi

La Pedrera

benedicto sagrada familia      gaudi_pedrera

Although not completed, recently has been devoted towards Pope Benedict XVI Video of the consecration link.

The Parc Guell

was commissioned for one of the notables of the time, Eusebi Güell. Was meant to be an area for rest and relaxation and to enable the construction of housing. Using a mixture of tiles, known as trencadis manages to create a cheerful and pleasant, with elements that combine with nature and produce a stimulating sensation. Gaudi’s
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Other works of Antonio Gaudi

Medieval Barcelona

The medieval Barcelona was surrounded by walls. Here you can find narrow streets, squares and Romanesque churches. The best example is the Ramblas, the main square, Plaça Sant Jaume and the Cathedral.

Las Ramblas

Popular avenue for the ride or distraction, with countless flower stalls and restaurants. Walking along this street are close to the metro Liceu, the Boqueria market , full of sensations of color and shortly after the Liceu Theatre. Taking the street Ferran, we let the main square at left, and later find the Plaça de Sant Jaume , City Hall and Government offices. Bordering the palace headquarters of the Generalitat, we find the Gothic Cathedral. From here, crossing the Via Laietana we get to Palau de la musica and below, in Montcada Street, the Picasso museum . If we continue towards the sea we find the Romanesque cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar. Las Ramblas,

Barcelona’s Boqueria market on Las Ramblas

The Cathedral

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Schedule

During a weekend full Guimerà streets of medieval music, theater, workshops, spectacle and magic.

Lugar : Guimerà

Dirección :

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Tarragona

Tarragona it was invaded by the Romans in 218 a. J.C. , Later becoming the capital of Nearer Spain, calling Tarragona.

In 45 a. J.C. Julius Caesar became a colony. From the period of Roman occupation monuments built themselves a Roman capital;

Amphitheater, the Aqueduct, the Wall Escipions Tower, Circus, the Forums of the Colony and the Province, the Arc de Bera, the Pont del Diable.

After the Roman occupation, for Christians recovered after it was invaded by the Franks, Teutons, Visigoths, the city being destroyed by the Muslims in 716 and going through a period of decline. Thanks to the good economy of the Catalan-Aragonese crown and its maritime trade,

he recovered. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and after years of war, eventually recovered again from all of its agricultural resources, viticulture and fishing.

Tarragona, Tarraco Roman capital, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its impressive Roman remains, recovered to be nominated role host the Mediterranean Games in 2017

Tarraco Tarraconensis capital, possessed Amphitheatre, Circus and Theatre

Amphitheatre

It was built in the early s.II for the fun of the people. It did gladiator fights, animal fights, animal

and wild men and martyrdom of Christians.

Its foundations were built:

  • Visigothic basilica, built on sand, as a tribute and place of worship Sant Fructuoso (Tarraco ancient Christian bishop and was

    sacrificed).

  • necropolis, built between the third century and VI by the Romans and then when you retrieved the Christians, was also dedicated to San Fructuoso.
  • Roman Church of Santa Maria s.XII Miracle, was built when the city was taken by Christians again.

Circo

Circus

Circus:

It was built 81 to 96 d.J.C. by Emperor Domitian and he raced cars, chariot.

Today, in this place called the Fonts is located the Town Hall, located in the former convent of Santo Domingo.

The County Council is located in the same building

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Roman Wall

The Roman Wall, was built in the third century BC to s.II It retains a good part of it and kept 3 towers and gates of the third century s.II called Cyclops. The Wall itself is an archaeological discovery of the value of individual stones that form it.

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Mosaic Aqueduct

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Roman House

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Cathedral

The Cathedral of Santa María (XII century). It was built on an ancient Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter. Was expanded through the centuries and have varied

their styles. His style is clearly the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. The cloister is s.XIII, its construction and its doors are Romanesque,

but the Gothic vaulted ceiling. Inside is an altar made of alabaster dedicated to Santa Tecla , which was conducted in 1434 by Pere Johan.

He was consecrated for worship in 1331. The facade is still to finish. The side chapels are very interesting, especially the Immaculate Conception of Mary.

The stonework was carved by Francisco Gomar with oak from Flanders in the fifteenth century.

Museums

  • Romanitat Museum (located in the Tower of Pretoria): for he comes to the passages of the Roman circus built in sIdJC

    Save Roman and medieval finds of inestimable historical interest.

  • National Archaeological Museum: is located on a fragment of Roman wall canvas from 1960. Save the most valuable collection of Roman objects of Catalonia in the XVI-XVII-XVIII. It is oriented on the history of the city and Romanesque art. It has become a center for the preservation and dissemination of the process of Romanization of the peninsula through their findings. The collection consists of bronzes, ceramics, stone sculptures and busts. Here is kept the famous Head of Medusa mosaic.
  • Diocesan Museum: is located in the cloister of the Cathedral and is also access through it. It was opened in 1914 after lengthy negotiations

    made by several prelates and formerly performed since 1869. It houses Roman archaeological work at the time of Upper and Lower Empire;

    Spanish-Arab parts such as: an arch dating from 960, tissues Jewish inscriptions, 6 of the twelfth century polychromed virgins and fifteenth;

    a liturgical quick roasting s.XIII-XIV, and many others …; altarpieces of the fifteenth and fourteenth century: between the Virgin Mary Monastery of Santas Creus;

    works of the Renaissance, Baroque, books and a wonderful collection of tapestries from the workshops of Brussels, with an altarpiece by Jaime Huguet .

  • is situated on the Castellarnau house, built in the fifteenth century

Cistercian monasteries

Cistercian Monasteries

Three wonders of medieval architecture worth visiting along the route GR175 or

La ruta del cister.

Santes Creus, Poblet; Vallbona

Poblet

Poblet Monastery was founded in 1151 by King Ramon Berenguer IV, and built the first of the three.

The monastery, is Romanesque and the cloister s.XII-XIII, the refectory and the chapter house. The altarpiece, s. XVI, is of alabaster.
The dormitories were built in the eighteenth. Your Library is the XVIIth century. The facade is baroque. The abbey church, is Cistercian style.
In this monastery are buried several Kings.
During the Carlist War of 1835, the monastery was burned and restored in 1930. The monastic life was recovered from 1940.
In Poblet, still resides a community of monks.

poblet entrada

Santes Creus 

It was founded in the twelfth century by the Cistercian Order. In 1835 he suffered a secularization, there is no monastic life there. It is a Romanesque building, which has an extraordinary Chapter House. The church of the Monastery is a transitional style from Romanesque to
Gothic and Flamboyant Gothic, as the first cloister. Thus kings are buried Catalanoragonesa Crown Jaime II and Peter the Great.
Also Admiral Roger de Llúria is Esterre there. Highlights also dels Monjos The Bedroom, which has a sound so good, that cycles are
annual concert

Santa Maria de Vallbona

It is in the county of Urgell in Lleida. Founded in 115  3 by order of Violante of Hungary, wife of James I the Conqueror
but he joined the Cistercian Order in 1176. It is the only all-female of the route. It’s not big, but beautiful.
It notes the woman’s hand, and deducts the importance that women had in the Middle Ages. Many of the daughters of the nobility were stationed there.
2 are preserved Gothic impressive domes, one of them rests on the ship. The Romanesque cloister.
This monastery has a collection of the most important Catalan shields. In it are buried the Queen and her daughter Violante.

information on the visit to the monasteries can be found on the web

Other activities that can be

1 .-

visit an oil mill Llorenç del Penedès. You can see how it makes the whole process of oil production.

>> 2 .- Visit the beaches of San Salvador and Costa Dorada. There are sandy beaches and shallow. approximately 20 minutes

>> 3. Visit Codorniu and Freixenet wine or eating. 40 minutes

>> 4. Visit to Port Aventura in Salou one hour.

>> 5 .- A visit to Barcelona. Bus ride in the Tour or visit the Park Güell, the Sagrada Familia, Las Ramblas.

>> 6. Session pitch and putt in the same city or a golf course about 30 minutes

>> 7 .- You can visit the medieval monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus and the medieval town of Montblanc.

>> Roman monuments of Tarragona 8.Visiter

Beaches Costa Dorada

The beaches of the Costa Dorada are shallow, sandy and clean and transparent waters.

Notably the  hot springs or area of  Comarruga

Sant salvador (Calafell)                                                                 Comarruga

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Playa de Tamarit

En dirección a Tarragona, encontramos el castillo de Tamarit y las playas de Tamarit y de la Mora

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Podemos encontrar un dosier de las playas de la Costa Dorada en   platges_cas-ale