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Route of the cellars

Barberà de la Conca
Route of the cellars

 To make a route that has direct relation with the harvest, is a must visit wineries cooperative modernist buildings for the most part they give character to some villages in our region. It is the clearest symbol of the traditional reliance on agriculture that have had throughout history the inhabitants of the Conca de Barbera. Worth the experience that involves entering into a wine cellar and learn, contemplating art buildings, the preparation of wine and champagne. The route runs through the so-called strict Basin, an area full of vineyards. The cellars were built in the early century Century and are mainly modernist style. A common feature in all of them is the ease of access, always on the roadside. The architect has more works in the region is Cèsar Martinell, a pupil of Antoni Gaudí. The proposed route allows visitors to follow a different order to that mark here. You can buy bottled wine with the PDO Conca de Barberá all peoples. Conca de Barbera is also within the region of Cava. 0 km. Montblanc The itinerary for the Basin will begin its capital, where we visit the wine cellar designed by Cesar Martinell. The building was first built in 1919 and was completed in 1922. Its Gothic vaults in keeping with the medieval character of the town. Take the road towards the C-14 N, turn right (NE) C-241d in the direction of Pira and breaks away, also right (E), the T-242 to Barbera Basin. 7.9 km. Barbara Basin The Cooperative Agricultural Barbara Basin was the first in Spain (1894). It keeps building, with its nineteenth-century style. In 1901 the first cooperative winery was built in Catalonia and in 1917 made a remarkable Cesar Martinell modernist building. From Barbara Basin, take a paved path toward NO that leads to the neighboring town of Pira. Along the way, can be seen crops typical of the so-called strict Basin, such as vineyards and almond trees. 11.2 km. Pira The entrance to the paved Pira is magnificent, as the river Anguera is on its way through the gorge a small town, rich in vegetation, which gives the town a beautiful image. The Union of Agricultural Pira winery, built in 1917 under coach Cesar Martinell, is building two ships of the nineteenth-century modernist style. The builder was John English. Also can visit the cellars Charles Andrew, located in the heart of the village, the ancestral home of Cal Celdoni (seventeenth century). Take the C-241d in NE to Santa Coloma de Queralt Sarral reached. 16.4 km. Sarral Town famous for alabaster craftsmanship and for its wines and champagnes. The Cooperative Agricultural Sarral, designed by Pere Domènech i Roure, was built in 1914 and modernist style. It has been expanded and modernized: the tunnels today are designed by the architect Josep Puig Torne. In addition, there are two particular industries that produce wine and champagne: the Emili Matthew and Rosa M. Torres. From here you can go to Forès taking the T-233 after breaking into the NO and right (N / NE) for the T-222. The town is situated on a high point that gives visitors a wonderful view from your balcony. Although it does not have any cellar complements his visit because this route could be seen in its entirety, and its strict Basin vineyards. Continue along the road C-241d in the same direction to NE Rocafort de Queralt. 21.0 km. Rocafort de Queralt Near the boundary between the Lower Basin and strict Segarra is one of the finest examples of modernist cellars of Catalonia, by Cesar Martinell. It was the first architect of the popular agricultural work. The construction of the winery began in 1918. Emphasizes the use inside the parabolic arch Gaudí. The three ships were built respectively in the years 1918, 1932 and 1947. Disposes the way for the C-241d Sarral and to take the first turning on the right (Or, the TV-2331) to go to T-233, which also follows from the right (NO). Must immediately take the first turning on the left (OS; TV-2336) to Solivella. 31.8 km. Solivella Among vineyards, lies the town of Solivella. The winery building is a modernist turn of the century. The winegrowers Solivella Cooperative was founded in 1951. It has a headquarters and another dedicated to winemaking. It has modern facilities and produces high quality wine. It is the cooperative that produces more hectoliters of the region. The company produces wine and champagne Sanstravé family craft. It resumed in 2336 in the TV-SW towards Espluga of Francolí Blancafort to enter. 34.3 km. Blancafort It has a century-old cooperative that was founded in 1896. There are two cellars of the century the town: the old winery and the Poor. It produces some of the most renowned wines of the region, since they all occur with traditional methods. The fact began bottling wine and a good marketing policy Blancafort are giving well-deserved fame. For the same road that we have reached Blancafort (TV-2336) to reach the Espluga Francolí. 43.0 km. Espluga of Francolí The wine cellar of Espluga of Francolí is a badge of modernist cellars of buildings in Catalonia. Photograph called the "Cathedral of Wine" following his visit to the village in 1921. It was designed by Lluis Domenech i Muntaner and conducted by his son Pere Domènech i Roure in 1913. It has three naves, has buttresses, columns and arches inspired interior style of the Cistercian monastery of Poblet. On the way to Montblanc, 3 km, are the cellars of Simon Hall. Since Espluga of Francolí, there is the possibility of going to Poblet in Milmanda Riudabella and Castle, in the municipality of Vimbodí. The monastery and the two old farms are now two points where the vines are grown in a more modernized by companies Penedès. New techniques can be seen climbing and pick grapes. Finally, back to the SE Montblanc taking the N-240. 49.8 km. Montblanc To conclude the tour, you can visit the Regional Museum of Conca de Barbera, who devotes some of its rooms to the farming, wine and professions that revolved around him. It can be observed the production process in an entertaining and enjoyable. End of itinerary. Counties: Conca de Barberá Distance: 49.8 miles Signage: Yes Duration: 24 hours Topics: Nature | Culture Types: Cultural Heritage     Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 15/04/2010

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