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Vilafranca del Penedès is the capital of Alt Penedès region and the capital of wine as well. It has a strong farming tradition and wine culture is present everywhere. The Penedès is a privileged territory for the vine-yard crop. This guarantee of origin is extended between Barcelona and Tarragona, the sea and the mountain. The climatic and ground diversity of it gives to all the wine products a special singularity and wealth. It’s a wine world thanks to a thousand-year-old tradition in search for perfection.

There is a lot of activities related to wine products that you can do in Vilafranca del Penedès:

Guided tours to cellars and tastings of wine and cava.

Tasting and combination courses.

Visits to Vinmuseum: the Catalonia Culture of Wine Museum.


There’s plenty of holidays and local parties to enjoy Vilafranca del Penedès.

The Vilafranca annual festival is amongst the best local festivals in Catalonia. The festival lasts 5 days. Everyday there are activities on the streets and the 30th of August (sant Fèlix) the annual festival will complete with the famous human tower contest.

We have more human castle celebrations all along the year.

The May Fair is the third weekend of May.

The rooster Festival is celebrated on December since Middle Ages.

You can also have an insight in the city by discovering its streets.

The mediaeval tour (guided tour) is a route to the past that will transfer you to the Middle Ages.

The Modernist tour (guided tour) starts in the centre of Vilafranca. You will be accompanied by the Modernist art of the XIX century.

You can see the dusk from the bell tower of Santa Maria gothic church. Once on the top you will have a beautiful panoramic view of the city. The visitors can have this experiences with a glass of wine.

Other places of interest to tourists:

The beach of Vilanova is 15 Km (49.212 ft) far from Vilafranca del Penedès.
The beach of Sitges is 30 Km (98.425 ft) far from Vilafranca del Penedès.
Barcelona is to 45 Km (147.637 ft) far from Vilafranca del Penedès.
The Montserrat monastery is 35 Km (114.829 ft) far from Vilafranca del Penedès.

At Parellada Apartment we inform you of the best cellars and restaurants: