The landscape of its vineyards and its proximity to Barcelona allows for a break, unforgettable due to the richness of its wines and the contrast between the mountains and the beaches.
Right beside the Ciudad Condal and very close to the Barcelona-Catalunya Circuit, the Alella DO is ideally situated. It comprises two regions, Maresme, next to the sea, and Vallès Oriental, beyond the Coastal Serra. Its wines were known in Roman times and Pliny and Marcial already mentioned them as Laietani wines. The DNA of Alella are the white wines, produced using the xarel·lo, garnacha blanca and picapoll varieties, not forgetting its good red wines, from the ull de llebre (tempranillo) variety. The 18 municipalities that make up this DO have countless activities, and its 96 wine makers with their 8 bodegas allow you to live the wine experience, together with walks through the Parc de la Serralada Litoral, bicycle routes, cultural visits and watersports. In Alella, for example, you can visit the bodega Alella Vinícola, a modernist construction by Jeroni Martorell, and see the impressive building of the Escoles Pies, which closed its doors in 2000 and which belonged to the Governor or Catalonia, Enric de Cardona, in the 16th century.
Meanwhile, in El Masnou, you simply have to visit Casa Benèfica, a modernist work by Gaietà Buïgas, and in Vilassar de Dalt you can't miss a trip to its castle. Finally, in Tiana, you can take trips to the forests of La Conreria or go to the Cartoixa de Montalegre, monastery from 1415.
Teià, birthplace of Laietani wines
In the town of Teià, less than 20 kilometres from Barcelona, you can visit the Cella Vinaria Vallmora Archaeological Park, where they explain the winegrowing experience in the area during Roman times, between the 1st century BC and 5th A.D.