Spend the entire second day discovering Capellades, a town that offers so many interesting things, among which are the Museu Molí Paperer (Paper Museum) and the Prehistoric Park.
In the morning go and visit the 17th-century paper mill, which today holds one of the most extensive paper museums in Europe. The reason the museum exists is because between the 17th and 19th centuries Capellades and the surrounding area were an important centre of paper production, particularly foolscap and cigarette paper. The Capellades Paper Mill Museum houses tools, traditional paper-making machinery, book covers and sleeves, ink pads, paper and documents from the 12th century up to today. Added to the elegance of the building – all white, spread across four floors with plenty of windows, some of which were opened to help dry the paper – is the lake, a natural water source from which 12 million litres of water emerge every day, and which was once used to power 16 paper mills in the area.
If you eat in one of the local restaurants you should order a dish called 'arròs paperer' (paper rice), a recipe brought back a few years ago, which is closely associated with this paper-making land.
In the afternoon you'll go much farther back in time. Around 20 archaeological sites from different eras, from the Middle Palaeolithic Period up to the Middle Ages, have been discovered in the Capellades Prehistoric Park. Experts say that the most important one, scientifically speaking, and which you can visit today, is the Abric Romaní, which corresponds to the Palaeolithic Neanderthal. It was discovered in 1983, and the area is still being excavated today under the direction of the archaeologist Eudald Carbonell. The site is also surrounded by natural beauty, particularly the Cinglera del Capelló canyon. Guided tours are carried out all year; however, if you're a group of more than 15, you can book in advance. These last approximately 20 minutes and even include an archery workshop.