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The Iberian Route: Through the land of the cessetani

Visit an Iberian settlement just as it was 2,000 years ago, and discover the coast of the Penedès region out of season
A weekend in which you will discover the coast of the Penedès region, far from the crowds and the heat of summer, during which you will have the opportunity to visit an Iberian settlement just as it was 2000 years ago.

You could start your weekend in Calafell visiting Ciutadella, an incredible Iberian settlement which has been completely rebuilt so that everyone, young and old, can experience at first hand what life was like for the inhabitants of this area. What do you think about being able to go into their homes and walking down their narrow streets, just as they did 2000 years ago? It's an incredible experience!

After your visit you could take a bicycle ride, one that is accessible for all the family, to Vendrell where you can take a stroll and explore its streets. Afterwards you can return to Calafell for lunch.

In the evening you can explore the town, without the summer crowds, visiting the Museu Casa Barral, the Bot Salvavides, the church of Sant Miquel, the Confraria de Pescadors and the castle of the Santa Creu, all of which are part of the town's living history, a history that will guide you back to the present day with its music, sport, seaside and cuisine. You can have supper and spend the night in Calafell.

On Sunday, after breakfast, take a bicycle ride to Vilanova i la Geltrú where you can visit the Darró settlement. It is a small and little-known Iberian settlement that was populated between the fifth and first centuries BCE and you will think it's a great find. After lunch you have the option of cycling back to Calafell, a journey that takes approximately an hour, or alternatively, the company that rented you the bicycles will pick you up and take you back to Calafell.

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