What to do


The Castellot, located on top of the rocky mountain that can be seen from Cal Noia, at a height of 465 meters above sea level is the remains of the ancient castle dated 977. Its position is privileged since from the top we can enjoy exceptional panoramic views of the Penedès region. There are several ways to climb the Castellot, which can be accessed through a path that starts at the back of the House (ask the property). The path leads to a wider forest track where there are signs indicating the way to the top.

Another of the old fortifications that can be visited on foot is the Can Pascol Tower, which is part of the Cal Noia estate and is located at the top of a cliff, in the middle of the forest. To access the track you have to take the same path to go to the Castellot (ask the property), and once you reach the forest track turn right. This path is also  ignposted.

Wine tourism

Many of the nearly 300 wineries in the Penedès open their doors to offer a wide range of wine tourism options to suit all tastes and budgets. Discovering the Penedès through the glass and around a table is the best way to understand the territory and, above all, the passion for viticulture that makes it possible. Discover the infinite number of wineries and activities you can do, such as visiting wine bars, and wine tastings, or enjoy bike rides and picnics among the vineyards, at www.penedesturisme.cat.

If you want an exclusive visit to a traditional family winery, we recommend you to visit the winery of the family owner of Cal Noia, Bodega LUDENS. Located in Masia Grabuach, in the municipality of Font-rubí, the house dates from 1794 and it was renovated in the early twentieth century by the famous modernist architect Puig i Cadafalch. Bodega LUDENS produces high-quality cava made by combining traditional winemaking methods with the knowledge of the most advanced techniques. You will find more information at www.cavaludens.cat.

Museums and monuments

At a 15 km distance, we find the archaeological and monumental site of Olèrdola. It is an ancient settlement located on the mountain of Sant Miquel d'Olèrdola, whose origins date back thousands of years. In the Olèrdola archeological site, located in a natural park and declared a Cultural Place of National Interest, you can visit the Iberian settlement, the Roman fortification, and a medieval town, with pre-Romanesque and Romanesque churches and medieval graves carved into the rock. More information at www.macolerdola.cat.

At a 12 km distance, you can visit the town of Vilafranca del Penedès, with its beautiful the old town, and admire its fantastic gothic and modernist buildings, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria, the Palau Reial, the Palau Baltà, or the Casa Miró.

Also in Vilafranca del Penedès, you can visit the Vinseum or Museu del Vi, where you will discover the history of a territory marked since ancient times by the cultivation of vineyards and wine production. For more information visit www.vinseum.cat.

At an 8 km distance you can visit the monumental complex of the Castle of Sant Martí Sarroca dating from the tenth century, with its imposing castle built on top of the rock and the Romanesque church of the twelfth century. More information at www.santmartisarroca.cat

Human castles

One of the most impressive activities that you cannot miss is the "castellers", a historical Catalan tradition consisting of making towering human towers that make the phrase "the union makes the strength" a reality. The "Castells" have been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and you can see them, especially in Vilafranca del Penedès, 12 km from Cal Noia. The castellers perform mainly in summer, the highlight of the casteller calendar being the festival of San Fèlix in August 30. Between March and the end of October you can enjoy the rehearsals of each "colla". You can consult the schedule of performances and rehearsals at www.turismevilafranca.com.


From Cal Noia you can visit some of the most beautiful beaches of Baix Penedès and Garraf. Located at a maximum distance of 30 km, you can visit the town of Sitges, a a beautiful town located between the sea and the mountains, of great tourists and architectural interest, with lots of life and fun, and magnificent beaches. Next to Sitges you can find the seaside town of Vilanova i la Geltrú, also with fantastic beaches, and further south other coastal towns with long and beautiful beaches, such as Calafell, Coma-ruga or Torredembarra.

One dayexcursions to do by car on the same day

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful and visited cities in the world, with  endless cultural and leisure offers. You can't miss visiting some of Gaudí's best buildings such as the Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera, Park Güell and Casa Batlló, or other modernist buildings such as the Hospital de Sant Pau or Casa Vicens. You can also stroll along the popular Rambla and its most emblematic neighborhoods such as the Gótic or the Born. You can also visit some of the best viewpoints in Barcelona such as the Bunkers del Carmel, and taste the delicious tapas in one of the most recommended restaurants where to eat in Barcelona, or take a refreshing dip on the beach of La Barceloneta.

The Cistercian Route is one of the most interesting historical and cultural tours that can be done in the Catalan counties. The leitmotif of the trip is the possibility of getting to know three of the most important Cistercian monasteries in Spain, located in the contiguous regions of Santa Maria de Poblet in Conca de Barberà, Santes Creus in Alt Camp, and Santa Maria de Vallbona in Urgell. Consult the information at www.larutadelcister.info.

The Montserrat Massif, also called the sacred mountain, is located just over 60 kilometers from the center of Barcelona and is an essential and ideal visit to make in one day. In the Montserrat Massif is the Monastery of Montserrat, an important place of pilgrimage and one of the most important tourist sites in Catalonia.

PortAventura World is an amusement park located near Salou, the heart of the Costa Dorada. The complex consists of two theme parks, a refreshing water park, a golf court, five fabulous four and five-star hotels, several restaurants, and exclusive stores. For more information visit www.portaventuraworld.com.

On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, heading south, stands the historic city of Tarragona, ancient Tarraco in Roman times, and another of the most important cities to see in Catalonia. It has remains of buildings from the great Roman Hispania such as the Amphitheater and the Circus, and an important historic center where the Cathedral is located. You can also enjoy the views from the Balcó del Mediterrani, take a walk along the walls, and reach the old fishermen's quarter of Serrallo. After tasting good tapas or delicious fish and rice dishes in one of its restaurants you can take the car and approach the well-preserved Aqueduct. (62 Km).

Other activities:

Where to eat

  • Restaurant Cal Padrí, Castellví de la Marca €€ www.calpadri.com T: +34 93 891 82 68 / +34 674 928 327
  • Restaurant CIM, Pacs del Penedès €€ restaurantcim.com T: +34 678 187 422
  • Restaurant Cal Ton, Vilafranca del Penedès €€€ www.restaurantcalton.com T: +34 93 890 37 41
  • Jardí Restaurant El Celleret, Pacs del Penedès € €€€ torres.es/gastronomia T: +34 93 817 78 81

We recommend calling to make a reservation, as some of these places are quite popular.

Supermarkets close by

  • ESCLAT, Av Tarragona 132, Vilafranca del Penedès
  • ALDI, carrer de la Riera Gran 1, Vilafranca del Penedès
  • MERCADONA, Av Ronda de Mar s/n, Vilafranca del Penedès