The Wine Museum is located inside the winery Espluga Cooperative. The visitor will learn traditional and modern process of preparing and obtaining the wine and cava. The building is divided into three levels, the first underground, enabling the old presses, a second between existing tubs and a third level where you can see the modernist building that was built in 1913 by architect Per De Domènech i Roure.
The vocation Rendé family's wine has its roots in a long tradition and very strong since 1604. Grandpa Josep M. Ventosa Rendé and was leader of the Catalan agricultural regeneration and stimulated the creation of cooperative wineries, with the collaboration of architects César Martinell and Domènech i Muntaner, some now works fine architectural monuments.
Craft control allowed a limited production wines obtaining differentiated and high quality always guaranteed, have specialized in the production of wines mostly red wines, made from grapes of varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah
Foraster Mas La Bodega is located in the town of Montblanc, is a family winery that produces wine grapes planted only in their own vines, looking at the finest wines that gives the earth deep wines with character and Mediterranean flavor, which balance and elegance combined. To do this use an integrated agriculture with the natural environment and are committed to never increase its production by strain and consequently their production wines will always be limited, as they believe that is the only way to ensure the best quality.
In theCister Route find the three most iconic monasteries (Santes Creus, Santa Maria de Poblet and Vallbona of them monks), located in the regions of Alt Camp, Conca de Barbera and Urgell.
Poblet Monastery: World Heritage from the Cistercian monastery 1991es Europe's largest inhabited.
Vallbona of them Monks: recognized for its uninterrupted female monastic activity over 800 years.
GR 175, la unió de la Ruta del Cister
Poblet Monastery is the largest monastery of the Cistercian order, and the only thing that keeps a community of monks.
In 1940 he began an ambitious process of restoration and conservation which has returned to the monastery the majesty it deserves.
Poblet Monastery is the biggest inhabited Cistercian Europe.
It is also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991.
Paratge Natural de Poblet
Of the three Cistercian monasteries Santes Creus is Bernardí reproducing the construction plan more accurately. Founded in 1150 and established in Santes Creus from 1160, went through several stages glorious until the year 1835 saw the final secularization of the monks. Currently it is the only monastery of the Cistercian monastic life has not.
The monastery of Santa Maria de Vallbona is the most important female Cistercian monastery of Catalonia. It has its origins in a mixed groups of hermits, who later became recluses, organized as double community, who live under its founder Crozier, Ramon de Vallbona and observe the Rule of St. Benedict. The oldest coming to us from the year 1153. In 1175 the men moved to Montsant and the community, and exclusively female, he joined the Cistercian reform is Oria abbess Ramirez arrival Tulebras Monastery (Navarra). From the thirteenth century monastic school Vallbona have evidence of the existence of a scriptorium, where some nuns were engaged in copying and ornament the codices. In their classrooms was grown grammar, liturgy, calligraphy, miniature and music
They are one of the world's longest caves formed conglomerate rock. They were used at different times from the Lower Palaeolithic (120,000 years) to the present. One of the interior of the caves is enabled as a museum (no barriers) dedicated to explain the passage of humans and the geological formation of the cavity. For the more daring the Cave also offer a caving tour that traces the underground river.
The Ethnographic Museum of Rural Life Lluis Carulla Foundation is an educational institution that began its activity in 1988 with the aim to collect, conserve, restore, study and exhibit objects, tools and clothes to help better understand the ways living and working in rural areas of Catalonia. In 2009 opened an extension of the Museum even closer through interactive systems, the peasantry and the rural world to the generations of the century.
Slightly sloping path and good roads and trails, some paved.
We found a landscape of crops, forests near the bridge and beautiful villages of pagès.
Difficulty IBP: 58.41
Villa Engracia has the official certification of Family Tourism granted by the Catalan Tourism Agency. The certification guarantees to the visitors that the families will be able to enjoy advantages and services adapted to their specific needs: identification bracelets, family or communicated rooms, safe swimming pools, availability of cots, beach clubs on the beach, animation and children's shows on the street, public playgrounds and games for the little ones, theme parks and water parks, possibilities for cycling routes, etc.