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  • 1 Vinseum (Museum of Wine growing in Catalonia) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    pl. Jaume I 5 E - 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès

    Set in a contemporary outhouse of the royal palace, this museum is designed along the lines of a cultural centre devoted to wine. It covers all aspects of wine growing and producing, in addition to the culture that has grown up around wine: bottles a..

  • 2 Convent of Sant Francesc Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Rbla. de Sant Francesc E - 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès

    This old Franciscan convent is now the regional hospital and lapidary museum and it stands on the west of Rambla de Sant Francesc. The church has a Romanesque portal and houses a precious 14C Gothic retable of Sant Jordi.

  • 3 Basilicas of Santa Maria de Vilafranca del Penedès

    Religious buildings

    pl. Santa Maria 12 E - 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès

    The majestic shape of this basilica dominates the old town. The 14C Gothic church has a single nave with elegant proportions. The 16C crypt is vaulted with diagonal ribs.

  • 4 Church of Sant Joan

    Religious buildings

    pl. de la Vila E - 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès

    This church on Plaça de la Vila is a fine example of Romanesque transition architecture. The apse has large Gothic-style windows.

  • 5 Royal Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Jaume I 1 E - 08720 Vilafranca del Penedès

    This remarkable late 13C Gothic military building now contains a museum. Created in 1934, it contains an Ornithological Collection, an exhaustive presentation of native and migrating birds. On the ground floor and in the basement, collections show th..

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