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Museums and places to visit

Caves of the l'Espluga de Francolí

The Caves of l’Espluga de Francolí are open doors to the geological and prehistoric past of our country. Inside, we find a Paleolithic sanctuary adorned with over 300 engravings dating back around 36,000 years.

Speleological explorations have enabled the mapping of 3,590 meters of galleries that run beneath the surface of the town center of l’Espluga de Francolí.

Terra Museum

The Terra Museum – former Museum of Rural Life offers you a space with an extensive permanent exhibition where you can take a tour of the past, present and future of the rural world using the most modern museum resources.

Audiovisuals, interactive spaces and scenography evoke the world of our grandparents, ours and that of our children.

Fassina
Balanyà

A former destillery restored we will explain to you along with its machinery, the production process to obtain the distillate from “Brisa de uva”, as well as the use of its by-products.

Fassina Balanýa is part of the network of industrial museums of the Territorial System of the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia (STmNACTEC).

Templaria y Hospitalaria route

Discover l’Espluga through a tour of the old town, where audiovisuals will immerse us in the daily life of lords, peasants, jews, and weavers.

You can visit the “Old Church”, see the recreation of the “Hospitaler Castle”, discover the “Jewish Miqvé”, and the glassworker’s workshop.

The route is guided with augmented virtual reality technology, including glasses and a mobile device.

Cooperative Cellar Wine Museum

Museum of the history, cultivation, and production of wine, located in the ancient presses of the Modernist Winery. It is a work of the architect Pere Domènech i Roura, built in 1913.

It is one of the first examples of Modernist wineries in Catalonia. Inside, it showcases the history, cultivation, and production of wine. You will also learn about the significance of the building as a Modernist masterpiece, an emblem of Modernist wineries in Catalonia.

Les Masies and Les Brigades Internacionals

On October 25, 1938, in the courtyard of the current L’Espluga de Francolí Xanascat Hostel building, the first farewell ceremony to the International Brigades took place. These brigades were composed of volunteers from around the world who had come to fight in support of the Spanish Republic.

That day, in front of a large delegation of brigadists, Juan Negrín, the President of the Council of Ministers, delivered a speech of gratitude to these fighters in an emotional ceremony immortalized by photojournalists such as Robert Capa and Henry Buckley, among others.

Old church and bell tower

The main historical monument of the town, built in 1297 in full transition to Cistercian Gothic, opens its doors for free or guided visits with the possibility of discovering the religious building, declared a national historical and artistic monument, seat of beautiful countesses liques, shelter of the royal pantheon of Poblet, abandoned for a century and now recovered for worship and tourist visits.

The free ascent to the bell tower, restored in 1997, allows you to learn about the history of the building from the town’s main lookout point.