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Tarragona "The imperial Tarraco"

Population 143,000, 14 kilometres of coastline.
Declared “Heritage of Humanity “ in 2000 and has a first-class artistic ‘ensemble’.The festival of the historic reconstruction ‘Tarraco Viva’ allows you to relive this era.

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Barcelona

A modern cosmopolitan city ready to meet the 21st Century and has conserved with pride all of its cultural baggage from Roman times to the present day modern architecture.The important economic activity and its cultural and artistic initiatives have made Barcelona a city which must be visited. The arrival in the city of the high speed train brings to mind the historic event of the arrival of the first train of the Barcelona- Mataro line

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Vilafranca del Penedès

Population 38,000 inhabitants.Capital of Alt Penedes. The town dates from the twelfth century. It was built on a spot near the Via Augusta as a medieval town and became one of the most important towns of the Principality.

It was a typical medieval ‘cité’ with its perimeter of ramparts, the corporations, its nobility and its Jewish quarter. The basilica of Santa Maria, built in a gothic style with its spire, whose bells started to ring at the beginning of the 14th century, became the principal symbol of the town.

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Sant Pere de Riudebitlles

Population 2,000 inhabitants.
It must be noted here the presence of a historic monument from the 13th century – the dwelling of the Marquis de Llio. Making use of the abundance of water in the basin of the Bitlles as it came through the area, the Marquis de

Llio developed a paper industry – building mills of great architectural value and thus transformed the basic rural economy into an industrial one in the making of paper.

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Sant Quintí de Mediona

With a population of 2,000 inhabitants and a historic castle which belonged to the Baron of Mediona . Its parish church which dates from the year 962, was a Benedictine Priory in the 13th and 14th cenuries. It was governed by a monk from Ripoll with the title of Prior.

The abundance of water in the area is remarkable.50 fountains have been localised amongst which are distinguished as “les dues” – a natural countryside formed by sources and a natural cave where an underground stream flows.

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Sant Sadurní d’Anoia (the Cava capital)

It has its origins in the ancient parish of Sant Sadurni de Subirats according to the registers of the year 1080. It was part of the barony of Subirats in the hands of noble families until 1493 when it was taken over by the crown and in 1764 obtained its independence as a municipality.

Towards the end of the 19th Century there came about a veritable revolution in agriculture through which the area turned to wine growing and in 1872 came the first bottles of Cava and since the beginning of the 20th century Cava has become the main industry of the local economy.

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