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Hostal del Senglar

Environment and activities to enjoy

The Hostal del Senglar is located in the heart of the Cistercian Route tour of the three monasteries where monks and nuns settled in the order of Cistercian Poblet (Conca de Barbera), Santes Creus (Alt Camp) and Vallbona de les Monges (Urgell). In these three areas rose administrative buildings, hospitals, chapels, houses and craftsmen were formed farms. The link between these three monasteries is the Cistercian Route, also linked by GR-175 long distance.
The environment is also an ideal place to enjoy an unforgettable stay in nature. Hiking, adventure sports, take a stroll through the medieval parts of the town, venture into caves, visit their buildings and museums dedicated to rural life, discover their wines...

Tourism Espluga de Francoli

Espluga de Francoli is the best reflection of a tourism organization of interior. The attraction and influence of neighboring monastery of Poblet Espluga They provide an important infrastructure services, cultural and leisure activities closely linked to the natural beauty that has its place: the mountains of Prades and especially the cave of the Font Major. The nobility has left historical footprints of some notable espluguins; living reflection of what today we invite you to enjoy.
Known around for many years, this city has become a point a must for those who want to explore the art, history and knowledge of the New Catalonia.

www.esplugaturisme.com

Poblet Monastery

Only 2 km from Hostal del Senglar is the central point of the Cistercian Route. The monastery of Poblet, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1991, was one of the nerve centers of the Crown of Aragon, as there lie the bodies of several kings.
Village is a monastery of Cistercian monks who follow the Rule of Saint Benedict, since its founding in 1150, during the Reconquest. Suppressed by the laws of the State in 1835, was refounded in 1940 by monks of the same order come from Italy. It belongs to the Cistercian Congregation of the Crown of Aragon.

www.poblet.cat     
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Wine tourism

Conca de Barbera wine producing region is of excellent quality, with its own Denomination of Origin and a native variety and unique wine drilling 'el trepat'. In small towns in the area are hidden small and charming wineries, craft and producers with significant production cooperatives. In Espluga Francoli was born promoter of the cooperative movement in Catalonia in the early twentieth century, Josep M. Rendé Ventosa and soul of the Cathedral Wine cellar Beauty modernist architecture.

Conca de Barberà Wineries
www.doconcadebarbera.com

ACTIVE TOURISM

From the Hostal del Senglar we can organize your activities in the area of tourism with Drac Actiu SL, a company specialized in offering services of various activities that combine sport, leisure, health and culture:
- Climbing
- Via Ferrata
- Paintball
- Archery
- Biking - Cycling
- Caving
- Burricleta
- Rondarium
- Combined

www.dracactiu.com

Espluga Caves

With over a million visitors already received Espluga Caves are a major tourist attraction that allows visitors to discover the life of our ancestors, from the Neanderthals to the Neolithic and Iberian, in a privileged environment, the seventh longest cave in the world formed in clusters, created just where the river Francoli. Another makes it unique because it runs just below the town.
   
www.covesdelespluga.info

Museum of Rural Life

The Museum of Rural Life (MVR) includes all the features of traditional life in the towns and villages in Catalonia, with special emphasis on farming as a valued primarily rural. With an amazing museum's own century, shows a varied background pieces on permanent exhibition related to the traditional life, culture, farming, arts and crafts. Collections MVR are divided into several sections installed to travel through time to the present and knowledge of the Catalan countryside.

www.museuvidarural.cat

Templar and Hospitaller ROUTE

The historic center of Espluga is about to open the Route Templar and Hospitaller, a tour through the old medieval Old Church presided over by the thirteenth century Gothic, and the Hospital de Sant Joan , Catalan Gothic. Currently the route you can visit what could have been the old Jewish Quarter, where you can see a recreation of micvé, the traditional Jewish bath. In the new extension has been opened, with virtual and augmented reality technology will be able to see the landscapes and characters of the time in motion, imagine the old castle or visit the ancient fortress tower, which still preserved.

ESPLUGA HISTORICAL CENTER

L'Espluga de Francoli medieval village was born in 1079, when the Counts of Barcelona delivered to Ponç Hug de Cervera population letter to celebrate in the market area and build on it a fortress. The Templars and Hospitallers ruled the population into two nuclei, the Sovereign Espluga Espluga Jussana and during the Middle Ages. On a hill near the source of River Francolí a fortress that survived until the late nineteenth century when it was demolished and the foundation stones of the new parish church was built rose. Today there are parts of the wall, a tower and remains inside the houses that now occupy the site of the castle, while maintaining the shape of the central courtyard of the fortress. Al Capuig, Christian and Jewish working class neighborhood's narrow streets are maintained, the pointed arches and dozens of houses have been anchored in a still recent past, before the new extensions made most of the population moved to live in new homes.

FASSINA BALANYÀ

A real factory restored, where you can learn the process of making brandy. Territorial System belongs to the National Museum of Science and Technology of Catalonia.

www.fassinabalanya.cat

Wine Museum

Within the so-called "Cathedral of Wine 'by Angel Guimera, this museum shows the history and culture of winemaking, the winery Modernist to the old cups and above the wine vats. By architect Pere Domenech i Roura, built in 1913, is one of the first exponents of the modernist wineries of Catalonia.

http://www.espluga.altanet.org/turisme/celler.php

Museum of Glass and Oven

The Museum of Glass Furnace and is recognition of the importance of blown glass in Vimbodí had during the first half of the twentieth century. It is located 6 km from Espluga and allows you to see live demonstrations of the manufacture of blown glass, in addition to visiting the town of Vimbodí.

www.museudelvidre.cat

Montblanc Medieval

The capital of the Conca de Barbera, 6 km from Espluga de Francoli heritage is a treasure of the Middle Ages. A walled town that retains the charm of its historic and monumental town full of palaces, narrow streets, churches and porches. You can take a tour of the ramparts, visit the Museum District Conca de Barbera and the Interpretation Centre of the cave paintings of the Prades Mountains, which can be visited on scheduled routes.

www.montblancmedieval.cat

Swimming pool, playground and sports area

50 meters from the Hostal del Senglar excellent municipal swimming pool Espluga de Francoli, including a bar, large swimming pool and circular children's pool ideal for children, space with trees and grass area games and side events (aquagym, pool night, concerts ...). Very close is also Rovelló playground open during the day, has a modern playground for children and a picnic area with access to the complex of Casalet, a small theater, table tennis tennis court, sports court and Paddle Club discovered. Also, right next to the hotel, located in the Casal Espluga with a theater which hosts various events and activities throughout the year. Espluga also offer activities in the Garden of Francolins opposite the Hostal del Senglar.

El Garber - Botanic Park

At the core of Les Masies is Garber Park, an area showing the main botanical plant species Poblet Forest. A mode of interpretation on the Natural Park of national interest, this space allows municipal learning the different varieties of flowers and trees typical of Mediterranean forest. It is the entrance to the place of Poblet, and has extensive informational purposes and is also a complementary tourism.

River Francolí Park

A walking area, just meters from our hotel, River Park is the source of the river Francoli natural surroundings on the banks of this river that emerges from inside the Cave of the Font Major and also receives its first tributary waters of the river Milans. Park Francolí are spacious and wooded lawn, playground, bicycle parking and leisure activities and adventure.

Carquinyolis Manufacturers

In Espluga de Francoli there in all its core business, many makers 'carquinyolis' espluguina typical cookie, created for the first time in the town in 1888, based on almonds. Dried pasta is very good to combine with coffee. Several local manufacturers drafts and some even n'exporten abroad. They can be found in bakeries in the center of the town.

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