Natural environment and life quality
Many are the reasons why the region of the Baix Penedès is a great place to live. The area allows you to enjoy a high standing quality of life, where the combination of climate, environment and culture makes it absolutely extraordinary.
The mild climate allows you to practise outdoor activities almost all year round along the 12.5 km of beaches with all type of services. These calm and easy to reach beaches are ideal for families.
The region offers a lot of places of interest for those who like hiking or cycling. Two of these places are the Massís de Bonastre and the Serra del Montmell, where you can walk in midst of nature. You can also enjoy other cultural activities like visiting the Montmell or Sant Miquel´s Castles.
In the region, you can enjoy a great cultural and leisure offer. The Baix Penedès has got an assorted and exquisite gastronomy which consists in traditional Catalan dishes from land and sea. These dishes are served with high quality wines and cava grown in the vineyards which grow in the area and create its typical and worldwide known agricultural landscape.
The shopping offer is concentrated in the main towns and El Vendrell, as a capital city, has got a wide and varied offer in the pedestrian-only zone located in the centre of the old town, which invites you to walk, specially for the Fira de Santa Teresa in the month of October, when it gathers thousands of people from the surroundings as well as international tourists.
Music is a key asset of the region. Composer and cellist Pau Casals, very well known and admired throughout the world, was born in El Vendrell. His relationship with the region and specifically his home town was constant and is now a perpetual referent for its people. The town pays tribute to him showing the visitors the most important instants of his life and work as well, as his Museum in front of the Mediterranean Sea.