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...
Hostal del Senglar
Environment and activities to enjoy
Tourism Espluga de FrancoliEspluga 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.
Poblet MonasteryOnly 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.
Wine tourismConca 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
ACTIVE TOURISMFrom 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:
- Via Ferrata
- Biking - Cycling
Espluga CavesWith 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.
Museum of Rural LifeThe 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.
Templar and Hospitaller ROUTEThe 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 CENTERL'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 BALANYÀA 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.
Wine MuseumWithin 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.
Museum of Glass and OvenThe 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.
Montblanc MedievalThe 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.