El Bages: History, culture, nature, wines... Come to discover, know and enjoy a region full of surprises. Located in the heart of Catalonia and very close to Barcelona and its metropolitan area.
Bages is a region located in the heart of Catalonia. It has a landscape of soft mountains with pine and oak forests, with cereal fields and vineyards.
This territory has historically been an axis of communication between the regions of Catalonia, this privileged geographical situation has made its valleys have been protagonists of much of the most important historical events in the country. We can visit the monastery of Sant Benet de Bages (10th century), declared cultural well of national interest, and that is part of the cultural and tourist project of the Mon Sant Benet with an innovative international research center of the kitchen. In the city of Cardona we can visit its imposing castle and its historical center, from the 11th century. Monistrol de Montserrat is the access to the mountain of Montserrat with its Benedictine monastery, religious and cultural reference.
Currently the Bages has become an industrial area, but in the mountains that delimit the valleys, we can find real treasures like prehistoric caves and lush forests full of stories and legends of Bruges... They are of special interest the natural park of San Llorenç del Munt and L'Obac and the natural park of the mountain of Montserrat.
The Bages hides in their lands the greatest of surprises, we are in wine land!, throughout the region we can find traces that indicate the medieval origins of this crop... It is especially advisable to visit the Valley of Flequer and contemplate the tubs in the fields of Viña. The small wineries keep alive the wine tradition. The wine has a denomination of Origin Pla de Bages and is wine with a very soft concentration and good ability to age. Throughout the territory we can find an extensive range of activities to visit the wineries and enjoy wine tourism.
To enjoy the nature and the rich heritage that has left us the culture of the wine... The region has a very wide network of roads. Thanks to the friendly orography of the territory, the vast majority of excursions that can be carried out on foot or by bicycle, are suitable for the whole family.
Manresa is the capital of the region. In the streets and squares we find a great cultural offer, leisure, commerce and gastronomy and invite us to walk and discover the rich history of this city. We recommend a visit to the Gothic Basilica of Santa Maria de la Seu, the Art museum, or the architectural ensemble of the San Ignacio Cave.
History, nature, wine tourism... Come and discover a territory full of small and pleasant surprises, located in the centre of Catalonia and very close to Barcelona and its metropolitan area. To enjoy all these experiences, RuralVerd recommends the following holidays cottages.