Monthly Archives: April 2010

Barcelona day trip, wine and modernist arquitecture

isit the Penedes wine region.
A day trip from Barcelona , where you rent a car and enjoy some very pretty nature , history and end up visiting the modernist buildings of the freixenet , codorniu wine cellars constructed by the modernist arquitect Puig i Cadafalch.

It is very easy to rent a car for the day so no worries here. At our reception I will give you a detailed itenary that we could also map on google for you and you car navigator.

Easy very easy.

This will give you a chance to discover a region only 30 km from Barcelona next to Monsterrat where most of the famed catalan cava is produced.

Here are some pictures that might help you decide .

Depending on when you go you might get a chance to see the human towers in action called the castellers. When they tumble and fall you will here bones crack.

This is a nice view of the freixenet cellars .

This next little map gives you an idea of the 30 km route we propose as a day trip outside Barcelona.

The route will go through the following landmarks

Vilafranca del Penedès,
The church of Sant Cristòfol.
Guardiola de Font-rubí
Pla del Penedès.
Santa Maria de Bellver
Sant Pere de Riudebitlles,
The church of Sant Pere,
The gothic palace of the marquesos de Llo
The romanic churches of Sant Marçal, d’estil romànic, i Santa Maria.
Modernist arquitecture of the Casa Mestres, l’Ateneu Agrícola, l Freixenet and Codorniu

Answers / Respuestas Barcelona Quiz

In what year ( approximately )were the walls of the city of Barcelona torn 
down coinciding with a general strike and the death of of 6400 people from 
cholera ?
1854
What was the approximate population of Barcelona in 1920 and in 1492?
710 000 and 20 000
In what year was the inquisition abolished in Spain ?
1820
In what palace was Columbus received by the kings of Spain in Barcelona?
Salon del Tinell
In what year did the construction of the barrio de la Barceloneta of Barcelona start ?

1753
Who was Tete Montoliu and what big band did he record with in Barcelona?
Catalan Jazz pianists and he recorded with thre big band del Taller de musics

¿En qué año, aproximadamente, fueron derruidas las murallas de la Cuidad de Barcelona , coiniciendo con una huelga general y con la muerte de 6400 personas por cólera?
1854
¿Cuál era la población aproximada de la Cuidad de Barcelona en 1920 y en 1492?
710 000 and 20 000
¿En qué año se abolió la Inquisición en España?
1820
¿En qué palacio de Barcelona fue recibido Colón por los Reyes ?
Salon del Tinell
¿En qué año comenzó la construcción del barrio de la Barceloneta?

1753
¿Quién fue Tete Montoliu y con qué big band grababa en Barcelona?
Pianists de jazz Catalan , grabo con la big band del Taller de Musics