Do you love nature? Are you looking for an outdoor vacation in a special environment, which also offers unique experiences? The region of the Penedès unites, in the same territory, immense fields of vineyards of great beauty, culture, gastronomy and, above all, a great oenological offer. Do you want to know some of the most interesting activities in the Penedès?
Walking the Penedès is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of wine and “cavas”. Discover the wineries where the main wines of the area are produced, some of the best in the country, and try them with the delicious traditional gastronomy of these lands is an unforgettable experience for amateur winemakers as well as for those who are introduced for the first time in this culture.
The world of the vineyard and its activities have so much presence in the Penedés that even the tourism promotion consortium of the region, Enoturisme Penedés, offers a wide calendar of wine-growing events of interest.
A must to see? Undoubtedly, the emblematic Codorniu wineries. Its long history permeates each of the walls of its building, also of architectural interest since it is the work of the modernist architect Puig and Cadafalch. Besides testing the “cava”, you will visit all the facilities and all its preparation process.
Do you want to know more about the world of wine? In the capital of Alt Penedés, Vilafranca, is the Museum of Wine Cultures of Catalonia. You will be struck by its modern space and, above all, by the many activities related to the wine world. Undoubtedly, the best way to get to know the fascinating world of wine in the first person, and especially its connection with these Catalan lands.
The list of activities in Penedés that you can make during your visit also includes various cultural activities. Did you know that in Vilafranca there is one of the best “colles de castelleres de Catalunya”? Approaching the world of these peculiar human towers is an indispensable requirement if you visit the capital of Alt Penedés.
A few kilometers further, you can’t miss visiting the Iberian site of La Ciutadella in Calafell. This privileged enclave, practically next to the sea, is neither more nor less than a reconstruction of what is believed to be a cosetana village of the fourth century BC located in this area. A lesson of history!
A final cultural suggestion that you will not be able to resist if you are a lover of classical music: the visit to the Fundació Pau Casals, in El Vendrell. This musician, considered one of the best of the 20th century, lived on the beach of Sant Salvador until he had to go into exile. In his honor, a foundation was created in the same Vendrell that takes its name and that it organizes numerous cultural activities throughout the year.
Do you want to combine all these cultural and oenological visits with a little exercise? The orography of Penedés makes these lands the perfect enclave for hiking. In fact, there are in the area, numerous routes established between its vineyards and castles that will allow you to know the most authentic Penedès, whether walking or cycling. You dare?
Now that you know all the activities in the Penedès, rent one of our holiday villas in Sitges and enjoy the sea and the vineyards, with your friends or family.