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Barcelona. How many pictures come to mind when you read its name? The Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Gaudí, Miró, Tàpies, Picasso, Modernism ... in short, culture. The Catalan capital shows you a very dynamic cultural panorama that make up elements such as museums, exhibition centres, art galleries, ancient Roman and medieval city monuments, and contemporary architecture. In Barcelona this itinerary is put in place to help you get know the cultural essence of Catalonia.

Wine-growing capitals
Our culture is expressed in very different ways, including through wine and cava, which have their own museums. You will find them in Penedès, the great wine-mamking region of Catalonia. Even in the time of the Romans the wines of the Penedès were highly regarded beyond the Catalan borders. Many centuries later, since the first bottles were produced in 1872, the cava also began to travel around glasses throughout the world. This reputation has been maintained to this day and has in Vilafranca del Penedès and Sant Sadurní d'Anoia the origin of everything, the capitals of wine and cava, respectively. They are located close to each other, so you can decide where you want to uncork the next stage of the route.

The vineyards connect with the Cistercian Route and Montblanc
Following the trail of the vineyards you will arrive at the Cistercian Route, in Coast Daurada, a tour through three monasteries where the monks of the order of the Cister were established. The route begins in the Santes Creus monastery, founded in 1150, which the only one that at the moment does not host monastic life. It continues with Vallbona de les Monges, which is a female monastery, and then to the monastery of Poblet, declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO.

Another main dish of the Costa Daurada: Montblanc. The city gives off a medieval aroma, as much for its streets as for the imposing wall that surrounds part of it. It was built by Pedro III the Ceremonious and 1.5 kilometres are still maintained, with about thirty towers.

The show of the Priorat
Crossing the mountains of Prades and bordering the mountains of Montsant, the curtain raises on the characteristic abrupt landscape of el Priorat. Since the í80s in this region there has been one of the most special "shows" of the world. The wines have done much for its reputation, but in el Priorat it is worth exploring in depth to discover cultural jewels such as the Cartuja de Escaladei, the first monastery of the order of Sant Bru established throughout the Iberian peninsula. There are also the small villages that it hides, such as Porrera, Morera de Montsant, Gratallops, Bellmunt, Cornudella de Montsant, and Falset.

Wines, history and architecture
With Falset in the rear-view mirror, the road leads you to the cathedrals of wine, named after the ingenuity of playwright ¿ngel Guimerà. In fact, they are modernist wineries such as Pinell de Brai and Gandesa, designed by benchmark architects such as Cèsar Martinell, Josep Puig i Cadafalch, and Pere Domènech i Roura. At the same time as you explore these cathedrals you will enter the landscapes that experienced some of the most tragic episodes of the Battle of the Ebro during the Civil War.

Horta de Sant Joan and Picasso
Picasso visited Horta de Sant Joan twice. If this is your first time, take note. The artist took refuge in this corner of Catalonia looking for inspiration in an environment governed by the wild nature of the Els Ports Natural Park, a limestone mountain range, with a steep and abrupt relief. Picasso's legacy in the town lies mainly in the Picasso Centre, a small museum that focuses on the painter's experience in the village, and which displays several reproductions of the artist's works inspired by the municipality.

The capital of Terres de l'Ebre
40 minutes away from Horta you will find Tortosa, the historical capital of Terres de l'Ebre, which preserves an interesting historical heritage, such as the Arab castle of the Suda, the Jewish quarter, and the cathedral of Santa Maria. The Gothic-style religious building was built in 1347 on the remains of a Roman temple, a mosque and a 12th-century Romanesque church. The interior consists of three Gothic naves without a transept, with side chapels.

Sant Carles de la Rpita and gastronomy
Following the course of the river Ebro will take you to Sant Carles de la Rpita, a good place to give you the pleasure of savouring the gastronomy of Terres de l'Ebre. Rice is the star product of the region, prepared in very different ways, but the most precious product there comes from the sea: the prawn. To discover every corner of its aroma, one of the most typical and simple recipes is prawn grilled on sea salt. In addition, the Bay of Alfaques is one of the most important mussel and oyster producing centres in Catalonia. Taste dishes with these molluscs seasoned with sauce, ëa la marineraí, breaded, or au gratin. Finger licking good!

A swig of grand reserve
On the route you will end up savouring a grand reserve. Although on the way you have come to know the Catalan wine-making soul, we are not talking about a wine, but rather of one of the most fascinating natural areas of Catalan geography, the Natural Park of the Delta de l'Ebre. You are stood before the largest aquatic habitat in Catalonia, where you can admire a wide variety of birds, fish, reptiles, etc. It is especially nice to watch a group of flamingos take flight as the sun begins to set, dyeing the scene with a very particular pink light of the area.
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Culture is the main theme of this tour which also has gastronomic, wine tourism, and historical touches. Come and enjoy it.

Accommodation
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Playafels
Playafels
The four-star Hotel Playafels is located opposite the Playa de Castelldefels beach and has a pool with access to the same. It has rooms and apartments with sea views.
Plaça de l’Ajuntament    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
El Racó de Mar
Located just metres from the beach in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Camping El Racó de Mar offers a camping area and wooden bungalows for rent. Its facilities house the restaurant of El Creuer, an emblematic place to eat in the town.
Dolce Sitges
Dolce Sitges
Dolce Sitges is the perfect place for all kinds of social and professional events thanks to its vast range of resources and technological services, and its area of 2,175 m2 dedicated exclusively to meetings...
Mas Llagostera
Mas Llagostera
17th-century country house devoted to agritourism, which is run as a model of sustainable and responsible tourism. The interior is spacious and decorated with furniture of a traditional, elegant style.
Món
Món
Món Sant Benet is a complex that includes a hotel, two restaurants and a research centre on food and science, as well as various meetings rooms, and is built around the medieval monastery of Sant Benet de Bages.
View of the town and Suda castle  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Hotels Sb Corona Tortosa
The Corona Tortosa is located in a central square of the city, next to the broad Ebre River and has four floors with a garden that includes a circular pool, a sundeck and a wooded area.
Restaurants
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La Cucanya
La Cucanya
La Cucanya started out with an Italian feel, although nowadays it is more focused on seafood and local cuisine. The restaurant, located on the outskirts of Vilanova i la Geltru, in beautiful surroundings overlooking the sea, is also well known for serving 15 types of home made pastries.
Heretat MasTinell
Heretat MasTinell
The first thing that grabs one's attention is the winery'sincrediblelocation on the outskirts of Vilafranca del Penedès, in the very heart of the DO Penedès, surrounded by vineyards at the foot of Sant Pau Mountain. These vineyards provide the winery with all its products.
Rice (© Imagen M.A.S.)
El Rossegall
El Rossegall is a friendly and pleasant place, especially on summer weekends, although it is not always easy to find a free table. Its very extensive a la carte menu harnesses the raw ingredients that come from the sea with products and suggestions such as the pincho selection, squid, shrimp and crayfish from Vilanova, tuna bull, burnt garlic, argentines or cuttlefish stew.
Stuffed calamari (© Imagen M.A.S.)
Cal Blay Vinticinc
Cal Blay Vinticinc is in a Modernist building among the Penedes vineyards, an ideal place to try the suggestions from the updated Catalan cuisine, accompanied by the best local wines. It is traditional cuisine adapted to the new cutting-edge lines from Felix Aranda.
El Cigró d'Or
El Cigró d'Or
Since 2012, Vilafranca del Penedes has been the new home of El Cigro d'Or, the restaurant that Oriol Llavina ran for ten years in Gelida. Llavina is still in charge, and the spirit is the same; restless, very lively and intense cuisine, just like him, and he plans to continue growing and cooking the produce from the land, promoting the wine tradition from his region.
Inside El Celler de l'Aspic restaurant in Falset    (© Tina Bagué)
El Celler de l'Aspic
The Cooperativa de Falset building, a fully reformed area where space and volume give the attraction and warmth that a good table and an excellent glass of wine deserve, is home to El Celler de I'Aspic, a restaurant led by Toni Bru, who pays just as much attention to the food as the wine.
Cultural proposals
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Museu del Ferrocarril
Museu del Ferrocarril
Museum located in a former locomotive warehouse housing an important collection of anthological pieces related to the world of trains. Moreover, it also exhibits several steam locomotives and there is an audiovisual presentation on the history of the railway.
The caves of L’Espluga as a family
The caves of L’Espluga as a family
Come and enjoy an amazing family day inside the caves of L'Espluga, which open their doors to the prehistoric past of humankind so you can visit the different human communities that lived in this very place thousands of years ago.
Wine & Cava tasting in the Penedès
Wine & Cava tasting in the Penedès
The Catalonia Tourist Bus takes you to explore the area wine country par excellence.
Costumed street entourage during the Sitges Carnival  (© Servicios Editoriales Georama)
Sitges Carnival
The streets of Sitges will be overrun, like every year, by the festival and the rhythm of Carnival. There will be parades and dances to enjoy throughout the week.
Vineyards at the foot of the monastery (© Maria Rosa Ferré)
Cistercian Route. Culture and hiking
This route combines the chance to see the rich cultural and historic heritage of this inland area and enjoying walks in natural surroundings.  
View of the town and Sierra de Mussara, in the Prades mountains  (© Miguel Raurich)
Muntanyes de Prades Protected Natural Area
The Prades Mountains are the largest protected natural area in the region, which has immense biological diversity, as well as distinctive habitats and landscapes. The Brugent and Glorieta rivers run through the zone.
Active tourism proposals
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Club de Golf de Barcelona
Club de Golf de Barcelona
At the Club de Golf de Barcelona, the more demanding Masia Bach layout is very attractive and varied, and well-liked for competitions. The Sant Esteve layout is easier and flatter, perfect for beginners.
Boats in the port  (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Náutica Spirit
Náutica Spirit ofrece distintos servicios relacionados con el mundo de la navegación a vela y a motor, como alquiler de embarcaciones, cursos de formación, experiencias románticas en el mar, etc. 
Plaça de l’Ajuntament    (© Miguel Angel Alvarez)
Centre Hípic Rosper
The Centre Hípic Rosper riding centre has all the facilities needed for customers to enjoy riding, whether for pleasure or as a sport.
They provide courses at various levels, have a riding school and organise activities to help us understand horses better. They also offer activities in the Garraf Natural Park.
Start of the race at the Fòrum beach during the Barcelona triathlon (© Cablepress)
Ironcat
Long-distance triathlon that passes through La Ampolla and the areas around the Ebro delta.
River Ebro passing through the city  (© Miguel Raurich)
Vías Verdes: Ruta por Baix Ebre
La Vía Verde del Baix Ebre recorre el último tramo de las antiguas vías del ferrocarril entre La Puebla de Híjar (Aragón) y Tortosa, a su paso por la comarca del Baix Ebre.
View of the town and Sierra de Mussara, in the Prades mountains  (© Miguel Raurich)
Muntanyes de Prades Protected Natural Area
The Prades Mountains are the largest protected natural area in the region, which has immense biological diversity, as well as distinctive habitats and landscapes. The Brugent and Glorieta rivers run through the zone.
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Los apartamentos Atenea Park disponen de todos los servicios de un gran hotel. Ofrecen alojamiento en modernos estudios de 35 metros cuadrados, perfectamente equipados. Cuentan con piscina y una amplia zona ajardinada común.
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Sitges / Costa Barcelona
Hotel Calípolis is located on the beachfront right in the centre of the seafront promenade in Sitges...
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Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
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A family hotel situated on the seafront in Vilanova i la Geltrú, offering rooms with character, pool, restaurant with home cooking and a stylish Piano Bar.
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Dolce Sitges
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Dolce Sitges is the perfect place for all kinds of social and professional events thanks to its vast range of resources and technological services, and its area of 2,175 m2 dedicated exclusively to meetings...
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Estela Barcelona-Hotel del Arte
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Located in a typically Mediterranean building in the peaceful marina of Aiguadolç in Sitges, this is an elegant hotel where art takes centre stage, both in the rooms with their sea views and throughout all its facilities...
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Frontair Congress
Sant Boi de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona

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Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
   
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Vivienda unifamiliar situada en Vilanova i la Geltrú con capacidad para ocho personas. La casa ofrece cuatro habitaciones dobles, dos baños completos, cocina, comedor y patio con piscina.
Mas LlagosteraMas Llagostera
Mas Llagostera
Bisbal del Penedès, la / Costa Daurada
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17th-century country house devoted to agritourism, which is run as a model of sustainable and responsible tourism. The interior is spacious and decorated with furniture of a traditional, elegant style.
Melià SitgesMelià Sitges
Melià Sitges
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Four-star hotel located a few metres from the port of Aiguadolç and the beaches of La Marina and Balmins in Sitges. It has 307 rooms with terraces and an excellent and renowned convention centre...

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Platja Vilanova
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
Camping Platja Vilanova offers a camping area and wooden bungalows for rent. Vilanova i la Geltrú has some superb museums.
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Playafels
Castelldefels / Costa Barcelona
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The four-star Hotel Playafels is located opposite the Playa de Castelldefels beach and has a pool with access to the same. It has rooms and apartments with sea views.
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Sant Cugat
Sant Cugat del Vallès / Costa Barcelona
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Located in the historic centre, the modern Sant Cugat Hotel features 97 designer rooms and a restaurant serving Catalan cuisine with modern touches just steps from the town's Romanesque monastery.
Vilanova ParkVilanova Park
Vilanova Park
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
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Vilanova Park is the closest first-category campsite to Barcelona. Its location in Vilanova i la Geltrú makes it ideal for enjoying the city's high-quality museums, of which there are more than half a dozen.
El Racó de MarEl Racó de Mar
El Racó de Mar
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
Located just metres from the beach in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Camping El Racó de Mar offers a camping area and wooden bungalows for rent. Its facilities house the restaurant of El Creuer, an emblematic place to eat in the town.
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Mim Sitges Hotel Boutique & Spa
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Just a few metres from the coast of Sitges, the Avenida Sofia Hotel Boutique& Spa offers designer spaces and facilities designed to ensure guests can enjoy their stay in the town to the maximum, whether they are travelling for business or pleasure.
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Atenea Park IAtenea Park I
Atenea Park I
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
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Los apartamentos Atenea Park disponen de todos los servicios de un gran hotel. Ofrecen alojamiento en modernos estudios de 35 metros cuadrados, perfectamente equipados. Cuentan con piscina y una amplia zona ajardinada común.
AutocorbAutocorb
Autocorb
Corbera de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
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A passenger transport company with nearly a hundred years of experience which offers both regular services and private hire. It has an extensive fleet of cars and coaches, most of which are adapted for people with reduced mobility.
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Avant Grup. Sustainable Mobility Solutions
Sant Boi de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
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Avant Grup offers a full range of mobility solutions: chauffeur-driven luxury vehicles and limousines, microbuses and coaches, all fitted with the latest safety systems and comforts.
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Bodegas Torre del Veguer
Sant Pere de Ribes / Costa Barcelona
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Located in the municipality of Sant Pere de Ribes in the province of Barcelona. They offer a unique space in a detached building in an eclectic style, which still conserves some elements from the 14th century...
CalípolisCalípolis
Calípolis
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
Hotel Calípolis is located on the beachfront right in the centre of the seafront promenade in Sitges...
CeferinoCeferino
Ceferino
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
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A family hotel situated on the seafront in Vilanova i la Geltrú, offering rooms with character, pool, restaurant with home cooking and a stylish Piano Bar.
Club de Golf TerramarClub de Golf Terramar
Club de Golf Terramar
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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The Club de Golf Terramar has created the Terramar Business Club in order to answer growing demand amongst businesses and companies that see the club as a good place for developing the projection of their corporate image.
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Club de Golf de Barcelona
Sant Esteve Sesrovires / Costa Barcelona
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At the Club de Golf de Barcelona, the more demanding Masia Bach layout is very attractive and varied, and well-liked for competitions. The Sant Esteve layout is easier and flatter, perfect for beginners.
Dolce SitgesDolce Sitges
Dolce Sitges
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Dolce Sitges is the perfect place for all kinds of social and professional events thanks to its vast range of resources and technological services, and its area of 2,175 m2 dedicated exclusively to meetings...
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Estació Nàutica Vilanova i la Geltrú
Vilanova i la Geltrú / Costa Barcelona
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The district of Vilanova i la Geltrú is halfway between the cities of Barcelona and Tarragona. There are some beautiful, large beaches on the coast with fine sand that are surrounded by a pleasant esplanade and a large leisure and fishing port.
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Estela Barcelona-Hotel del Arte
Sitges / Costa Barcelona
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Located in a typically Mediterranean building in the peaceful marina of Aiguadolç in Sitges, this is an elegant hotel where art takes centre stage, both in the rooms with their sea views and throughout all its facilities...
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Finca Mas Solers
Sant Pere de Ribes / Costa Barcelona
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19th-century Renaissance palace 30 minutes from Barcelona and 5 minutes from Sitges...
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Fluge Audiovisuales
Sant Boi de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
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Fluge Audiovisuales se encarga del diseño, planificación y producción audiovisual, y también del suministro de equipamiento de sonido, iluminación y vídeo para eventos.
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Frontair Congress
Sant Boi de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona

Grup LimousinesGrup Limousines
Grup Limousines
Sant Boi de Llobregat / Costa Barcelona
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A leading national company with over 20 years of experience in the business of rental services of vehicles with a driver for companies and private individuals...