Before visiting the winery of Bages
, it is worth entering the Valls de Montcau
and taking a look at the isolated wine vats
and "barraques de vi
" (vineyard huts).These are traditional
dry stone, handcrafted circular constructions
, which we can find alone or in a group, scattered around the fields.
Particularly worth seeing are the vats of Solanes
, between the thermal springs of Pont de Vilomara and Rocafort, the Vats of Tosques,
located in the Flequer valley and the set of the Escudelleta
, at the thermal spring of Rocafort, consisting of eleven vats and seven adjoining huts. Perfectly integrated into the landscape, these agricultural constructions made by the peasants themselves
at the end of the 19th century represent the "archaeology" of the modern wineries.
Following the route, we visit the masia Roqueta
(country house), in the medieval municipality of Santa Maria d’Horta d’Avinyó. Its basements
still conserve the aroma of the wine that has been produced there for centuries. A WALK THROUGH THE MEDIEVAL ROMANESQUE
We will visit the village of Talamanca
with its cobbled streets. In the castle
or Molí del Menut
(small mill), another medieval farmhouse, we will see the old press and the vats used to make wine, the water mill for grinding the grain and cattle pens.
Near Talamanca we will find some cooperative wineries
of the area, such as those of the Agricultural Union of Santpedor and that of Salelles, in addition to the old distillery of Can Forrellat in Castellbell and Vilar. THE COLONIES OF LLOBREGAT
Further to the north
we find other testimonies of Catalonia's industrial past
. Following the course of the River Llobregat we can visit the Colònia Vidal
, that of Viladomiu
, Cal Marçal
and Cal Rosal
, among others. All without forgetting the medieval touch provided by the Romanesque church of Saint Vicenç Obiols
and the Orniu bridge
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