Discover Penedès (Catalonia) in English: May 6-12, 2013


Discover Catalan and local traditions plus a few selected events which take place in the cava and wine region Penedès (Garraf, Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Anoia), during the week from May 6 to 12, 2013.

9 May (Thursday); 19:30-20:30
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at the monastery Claustre de Sant Francesc; address: C/ Sant Pere, 3
Music: Guitar Concert – Europe Day Concert
Music by: Pupils from the municipal music school EMM M. Dolors Calvet
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9 May (Thursday), 20:300
Sitges (Garraf, Barcelona); at the social club Casino Prado; address: C/ Francesc Gumà, 6-14
International Movie: Cine Club Sitges
Movie: “The Master” by Paul Thomas Anderson
Original version in English with subtitles in Spanish
Entrance fee
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10 May (Friday); 22:30
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at the winery Caves Beneit; address C/ Provença, 8
Cava and Wine Tourism in D.O. Penedès – Poetry Reading in the Wineries: VI Cicle de Poesia a les Caves
Language: Catalan
Free Entry
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10-12 May (Friday-Sunday)
Calafell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona)
Local Traditions: Porsche and Vintage Cars MeetingCalafell sobre rodes
May 10 (Friday), 18:00-20:00; in the port of Segur de Calafell
Vintage Cars Exhibition
May 11 (Saturday), 18:00-20:00; in the park parc de la Sínia (Calafell)
Porsche Exhibition
May 11 (Saturday), 18:00-20:00; in the street pg. Marítim Sant Joan de Déu (Platja de Calafell)
Vintage Cars Exhibition
May 12 (Sunday), 17:30; through Calafell
Porsche Car Parade
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11 May (Saturday); 19:00-20:30
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça del Penedès
Culture from Penedès: Gymnastic Formations – Falcons: XV Aniversari del Monument als Falcons
Falcons are acrobatic human towers, with inspiration from gymnastics but also from the Catalan human tower tradition.
Teams: Falcons de Vilafranca, Falcons de Vilanova i la Geltrú
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11 May (Saturday); 21:00
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); in the parish church església parroquial
Music: Organ Concert
Music by: Montserrat Torrent
Entrance Fee
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11 May (Saturday); 15:30-19:00
Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf, Barcelona); Start and Finish at the sports centre Pavelló del Garraf; address: Ronda Ibèrica, 66
Sports: Bicycle Race 2a edició Classica Isaac Galvez
Route: Through the comarques Garraf, Alt Penedès and Baix Penedès
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11 May (Saturday)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); in the town centre
Children’s Event: Spring Festival
16:30; in the square plaça Pep Jai
Children’s Workshop (organizer: Esplai Zig-Zag)
17:30; in the town centre
Parade with performancesCercavila (organizers: L’Embarcada & Nens del Vendrell)
19:00; in the square plaça Vella
Family Concert (organizer: Esplai Zig-Zag)
23:30; in the square plaça Nova
Concert (organizer: Esplai Zig-Zag)
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11 May (Saturday), 11:00-12:00
Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf, Barcelona); at Catalan country house Masia d’en Cabanyes; address: C/ Masia d’en Cabanyes
Architectural Heritage – Guided Tour focusing on the architecture of this “palace mansion”
Language: Catalan
Registration Required
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11 May (Saturday); 11:00-12:30
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès); starting point at the Tourist information office, C/ Hospital 26
Cava & Wine Tourism in D.O. Penedès – Tour Guided by Actors: “A journey to the beginnings of cava
Language: Catalan
Registration Fee
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11-12 May (Saturday: 17:00-21:00; Sunday: 10:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès); at Centre Cívic l’Estació
Local Traditions: Rose competition – 17è Concurs de Roses del Vendrell
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11-12 May (Saturday-Sunday)
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès); a la Rambla
Local Traditions: Flower and Plant Market – Mercat de la planta i la flor
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11-12 October (Saturday-Sunday); 10:00-13:30 and 16:00-18:30
La Pobla de Claramunt (Anoia, Barcelona); at the castle castell de Claramunt
Local History – Guided Tour: Discover the Castle of Claramunt
Language: Catalan
Registration Required
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11-12 May (Saturday-Sunday)
Vilafranca del Penedès and Subirats (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); starting point and finish in the street Carrer Martorell, 2 (Vilafranca)
Cava & Wine Tourism in D.O. Penedès + Mediterranean Landscapes – Tour on motorized bicycles (”burricleta”) to a visit and a tasting at the winery Albet i Noya (Subirats).
Language: Catalan and Spanish
Registration Fee (Rent of motorized bicycles and helmets included in the fee)
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12 May (Sunday); 11:00
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at Cal Feru ; address: C/ Diputació, 51
Cava and Wine Tourism in D.O. Penedès – Wine Tasting: Initiation to Wine Tasting
Language: Catalan
Registration Fee
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12 May (Sunday); 19:00-21:30
Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf, Barcelona); at the auditory Auditori Eduard Toldrà; address: C/ Olesa de Bonesvalls, 8
Music: Concert – “De Terra i Foc”
Music by: Assumpta Mateu (song), Feliu Gasull (guitar) & Olvido Lanza (violin)

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12 May (Sunday); 19:00
Sitges (Garraf, Barcelona); at the museum Palau Maricel; address: C/ Fonollar, S/N
Music – Piano Concert
Music by: Laia Armengol
Free Entry
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12 May (Sunday); 11:00 and 12:30 (2 sessions)
Igualada (Anoia, Barcelona); in the museum Museu de la Pell d’Igualada; address: C/ Doctor Joan Mercader, s/n
World History - Family Workshop: How to Make Prehistoric Tools and Jewelery
Language: Catalan
Free entry
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Castle Castell de Penyafort Alt Penedes Catalonia12 May (Sunday); 11:00
Santa Margarida i els Monjos (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at the castle Castell de Penyafort
Cultural Heritage – Guided Tour at the castle with a focus on the on-going restauration works
Language: Catalan
Registration Fee
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12 May (Sunday); 11:00-13:00
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès); starting point in the square plaça de la Vila
Historic heritage – Guided Tour: Discover the Medieval Town of Vilafranca
Language: Catalan
Registration Fee
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12 May (Sunday), 11:00
Sitges (Garraf); starting point in the square plaça Eduard Maristany.
Architectural heritage: Guided tour – The “Americanos” Route
Americanos (also called Indianos) were Catalans who had become rich on the sugar plantations of Cuba and then returned home with their new wealth.
Languages: Catalan and Spanish
Registration Fee + Minimum Group Required
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