Discover Penedès (Catalonia) in English: March 11-17, 2013

Discover Catalan and local traditions plus selected events which take place in the cava and wine region Penedès (Garraf, Alt Penedès, Baix Penedès and Anoia), during the week from March 11 to 17, 2013.

14-17 March (Thursday-Sunday);
Sitges (Garraf, Barcelona); In the street passeig de la Ribera
Local Traditions: International Patchwork Festival – Sitges 2013
Textile Art Fair
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16 March (Sunday); 22:00
Sant Salvador (El Vendrell, Baix Penedès, Tarragona), At the auditory Auditori Pau Casals
Music: Jazz Concert (Jazz a l’Auditori)
Musicians: Jean Toussaint Quartet
Admission Fee
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16 March(Saturday); 23:00
Font-Rubí (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); at Centre Recreatiu de Guardiola de Font-Rubí
Music: Jazz Concert (Cava Jazz)
Music by: Big Band Escola de Músics del Vendrell
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16 March (Saturday); 09:30-02:30
Calafell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); in different locations at different times of the day
Music + Local Traditions: Music Groups from Baix Penedès
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16 March (Saturday); 17:00
Sitges (Garraf, Barcelona); at Palau Maricel; address: C/ Fonollar, S/N
Music – Concert: ”Creative Connections: Ireland – Catalonia”
Music by: Andrea Amador (cello) & Silvia Cermea (piano)
Admission Fee
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16 March (Saturday), 10:00-20:00
Ribes (Sant Pere de Ribes, Garraf, Barcelona); in the streets C/ Nou & C/ Comerç
Shopping: Outlet Street Market (Fira Ribes)
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16 March (Saturday), 11:30-13:30
Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf, Barcelona); starting point at the museum Museu Romàntic Can Papiol; address: C/ Major, 32
Catalan history - Guided tour: “The Peninsular War (Guerra del Francès) plus the museum Museu Romàntic Can Papiol
Language: Catalan
Admission Fee
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16-17 March (Saturday-Sunday), 10:00-20:00
Sitges (Garraf, Barcelona); on the beach platja de Sant Sebastià
Shopping + Local Traditions: Outlet Street Market (Botigues al carrer a Sitges)
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17 March (Sunday); 12:00
Pla del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the square plaça de la Vila
Catalan Culture: Folk Dance Exhibition by young dancers (XXXIV Roda Catalònia Infantil i Juvenil)
Participating groups: l’Agrupació Cultural i Dansaire Pla del Penedès, l’Associació de Dansaires els Tiorbins de Sant Andreu de la Barca, l’Esbart Castell de Tona & l’Esbart Dansaire Calafell.
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17 March (Sunday); 12:00-14:00
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the street Rambla de Sant Francesc
Catalan Culture: Sardana Dancing with the band Cobla Reus Jove
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17 March (Sunday); 12:00
El Vendrell (Baix Penedès, Tarragona); at the club house of Casa Cultural de Andalucía García Lorca; address: C/ Conflent, 82
Andalusian Culture + Andalusian Cuisine: Culinary Market to celebrate the Day of Andalusia
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17 March (Sunday); 18:00
Igualada (Anoia, Barcelona); in the church Església de Santa Maria; address: C/ Santa Maria, 8
Music: Organ Concert – International Organ Festival (Festival Internacional d’Orgue)
Musician: Gabriel Marghieri
Entrance Fee
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17 March (Sunday); 19:00-20:15
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); in the auditory Auditòri municipal de Vilafranca; address: Av. Catalunya, 15
Music – Concert: Gloria by Vivaldi
Music by: the Choir Cor Madrigal, the Chamber Orchestra Orquestra de Cambra del Penedès and soloists
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17 March (Thursday), 12:00-13:00
Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf, Barcelona); at the museum Museu Víctor Balaguer; address: av. Víctor Balaguer, S/N
International History: Guided Visit  - Discover the Egyptian Collection
Language: Catalan
Admission Fee
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17 March (Sunday); 11:00-13:00
Castellet i la Gornal (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); meeting point in the square plaça del Castell, 1
Mediterranean Rural Landscapes, Nature reserves – Guided tour: Discover the medieval village of Castellet and its surroundings
Language: Catalan
Registration fee
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17 March (Sunday); 9:00-13:00
Sant Pau d’Ordal (Subirats Alt Penedès, Barcelona); starting point: at the Tourist Information Office
Catalan History – Guided tour: “The last defense of Barcelona”
Language: Catalan
Registration Fee
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17 March (Sunday); 11:30 and 12:45
Capellades (Anoia, Barcelona); at the Paleolithic Neanderthal Excavation Site “the Rosemary Shelter” (Jaciment paleolític neandertal de l’Abric Romaní); address: Cinglera del Capelló
International History: Guided Tour – The Neanderthal Shelter
Admission Fee
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17 March (Sunday); 12:00-13:30
Vilafranca del Penedès (Alt Penedès, Barcelona); starting point in front of the Cemetery Gates
Architectural Heritage – Guided Tour through the Cemetery of Vilafranca
Registration Fee
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