Olivella is in the Centre of the Garraf Park, and among vineyards and palms one finds this picturesque town of little more than 3,000 habitants. The district of Olivella consist of the village, several country houses and six urbanisations. The village is situated on a small hill (Puig Cabot 211 m) and its house are grouped around the new church. Olivella has a rich variety of festivals and traditions, as well as the possibility of enjoying excellent Catalan cuisine, all within a setting of natural peace and quiet and beautiful unique scenery.
- You can walk around in de village, it’s pretty small. To get there you’ll need a car.
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- Enjoy the ride to Olivella, you drive along vineyards.
- De old village and church are nice to see and walk around.
- There are several old country houses.
- Palau Novella Museum. It’s a remarkable building of eclectic style attributed to the architect Manual Comas Thos. Currently owned by the Sakya Tashi Ling Buddhist community, which organises relaxation, yoga, tai chi and meditation workshops and talks about Buddhism. See Link
- Have lunch at Gabriels in the old city centre.
- Wine an dine in restaurants (Gabriel)
- Souvenirs (in Palau Novella)
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Wines of exceptional quality, prestigious around the world, are produced in this region of Catalonia, located between the plains of the Mediterranean coast and the nearby mountains. This is also where another universally renowned drink is produced: Cava (sparkling wine). Follow the Penedès Wine and Cava Routes and discover this region, with its wealth of art, culture and countryside. Unique experiences await you in landscapes dominated by vineyards and wineries.
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia and Vilafranca del Penedès are the most outstanding towns on the route. For centuries, wine has marked the history and economy of this region of Catalonia. Amongst vineyards and wineries you will find villages, farms and neighbourhoods of medieval origin. The different civilisations that have inhabited this area over the ages can now be seen in its important artistic heritage, well worth getting to know. Use the map on this page to see all the destinations that form part of these Wine and Cava Routes.
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This market was founded in 1941 right in the centre of town. It has undergone various phases of remodelling work and re-habilitation to adapt it to new consumer needs. The latest improvements to the building were completed in1999. They provide the town and surrounding region with a market that is prepared to face the challenges of the 21st century, with 78 stalls and 200 people to provide fresh products of all kinds straight from the market gardens and the sea.
The area of Olivella and Vilafranca del Penedès is know by its wine estates. You can drive trough the winefields and see lot’s of wine estates. A very famous one is Torres, they have a visitors center in Vilafrance del Penedès, see link. This is quite touristic, you can also choose to take a change and visit a smaller and more personal wine estate in the surroundings.