The combined visit with a single price to VINSEUM and the Cavas Codorníu offer you the opportunity to make a cultural journey to the origins of wine and cava making.
Services included in the visit:
Visit VINSEUM with and audioguide in IPOD format. The permanent exhibition of the Museum is located in the Royal Palace, a fully restored medieval building, ancient seat of the kings of the Aragon Crown. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and ends at the Vinseum Tavern, with a guided tasting of wine or cava.
The visit to the Codorníu cellars includes a 90-minute tour with a guide from the cellars, access to the audiovisual, access to historical sites as the Gran Celler (Big Cellar) or the Primera Cava (First Cellar), access to the exhibition of machinery, printing and transportation, and tasting of 2 Codorníu cavas (must for minors).
Visit to VINSEUM
The Museum of Vilafranca was opened in 1934 with the aim of bringing together different collections related to the Penedès region. At that time, archaeology had a very important role, thanks to the discoveries that have taken place in this region. Historical collections coming from private donations were also incorporated to the museum: artworks, which witness the economic vitality of the country; and collections of Natural History, Ethnology and Ceramics, fruit of the citizenship’s curiosity. Among these collections -as could not be any other way- there were many objects related to vine growing and wine making, which have been one of the key activities in Penedès for a very long time.
The VINSEUM permanent exhibition is dedicated to the vineyard, the wine and its relationship with the Penedès and Catalonia. The exhibition includes more than 500 objects from the Museum collections that illustrate different aspects of the wine culture in Catalonia, and there are also 4 different videos that can be seen along the route.