Let your mind wander through the modernist halls of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera. Stand outside the sprawling complex on the bustling Passeig de Gràcia, and enjoy instant access to its soaring atrium and decorative stairwell. The best part: no queues.
Carrer de Miquel Torres Carbo 6, 08720 Vilafranca del Penedes, Barcelona
Less than an hour from Barcelona, the Torres winery makes a popular day trip for both locals and tourists, who come to sample Bodegas Torres’ world-class wine varieties and tour the winery to learn about the winemaking process. Tours take in the winery’s barrels, wine cellars, fermentation tanks, and bottling plants, along with the fascinating Torres Museum, where a multilanguage audiovisual presentation offers insight into the area’s rich wine culture. A small train takes visitors on a tour of the 5-square-mile (1,300-hectare) vineyards.
A visit to Bodegas Torres can be combined with other area wineries for a full day of tours and tastings. It’s also possible to visit the cellars as part of a day trip to nearby Montserrat Monastery or the seaside town of Sitges.
Things to Know Before You Go
Bodegas Torres makes an excellent day trip for foodies and wine lovers.
Full-day tours to this wine region from Barcelona typically last 8–11 hours, depending on the other stops that are included.
Tours and tastings at the winery must be booked in advance.
The tasting room, museum, and vineyard tours are all wheelchair-accessible, but the winemaking facilities are not.
How to Get There
While the easiest way to reach the winery is as part of a guided tour, it’s also possible to get there using public transportation. Take the Rodalies suburban rail from Barcelona Sants or Barcelona–Plaça de Catalunya to Vilafranca del Penedès, and take a taxi the rest of the way.
When to Get There
The winery offers tours and tastings daily throughout the year, except on Spanish national holidays. Tours are available in Spanish, English, Catalan, and French and must be reserved ahead of time. Hours change seasonally, so check the calendar before your visit.
Wine Experiences at Bodegas Torres
This popular winery offers a few different tasting options. The most basic experience includes five samples representing the different regions and denominations of origin where Familia Torres produces wine. Those with more of an appetite can opt to pair wine with cheese or Ibérico ham instead.
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