Stories in the castle
Sant Martí de Tous, near the region of Conca de Barberà, is an age-old town that grew up around its castle. It is well worth visiting its streets and, of course, the castle. It seems that a few centuries ago its halls were walked by figures such as Wilfred the Hairy and Abbot Oliba and is still occupied today, but it opens its doors to visitors on certain days and also by prior arrangement. And, as we mentioned, a great time to discover the town and its most emblematic building is the first week of July, when the Festival of Legends of Catalonia (FesLleCat) is held. You’ll hear popular stories and legends from the country in different artistic forms.
Later on you’ll go to Òdena to visit Caves Bohigues, dating back to 1542. They make wines and cavas in a magnificent estate, Can Macià, listed as a site of historical and artistic interest, with a central country house surrounded by the winery and the cellars. You’ll discover its long history as well as the process of transforming wine into cava.
For lunch you can go to the Rec neighbourhood in Igualada, the capital of the region. We’ve chosen Somiatruites, a restaurant located in a former tannery and renovated by the architect Xavier Andrés. The chef is David Andrés, the current chef de cuisine of the 3-star Michelin restaurant ABaC in Barcelona. The menu combines quality local products with avant-garde cuisine.