Font de la Canya hill Iberian archaeological site

Place of interest
Ruta del Vi del Penedès
Jaciment Font de la Canya

The protohistoric site of the Font de la Canya hill, located in the municipality of Avinyonet del Penedès, is a settlement of the Iberian Cossetanian tribe that was inhabited from the late seventh century BC (625-600 BC) until the third century BC, being abandoned with the arrival of the Roman armies.

Discovered in 1997, it has been subject to continuous archaeological excavations and archaeological-botanical studies that have revealed the role of this settlement as the cradle of wine-growing in Penedès.

Originally a large trading centre in the Iberian Cossetania, a remarkable range of material (ceramic, metal, Archaeobotanical, etc.) from different periods directly related to wine-growing and the consumption of wine has been discovered here. This compendium of findings provides information on the economy of Iberian culture and the trade with different Mediterranean cultures, such as the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, which took place in the settlement.

The hundreds of charred and mineralized bones recovered in the archaeological excavations represent the oldest and most important collection on record in Catalonia today.

Visit this landmark of Catalan protohistoric archaeology and discover an outstanding area of cultural tourism and wine tourism in Penedès.

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  • Normal: 7.50 Euro
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Contact
Telephone
606866979
Mobile
606866979
Email
arqueovitis.activitats@gmail.com
Address

Lloc de trobada: Masia Can Batlle - Artcava (Avinyonet del Penedès)
08793
Spain

Town
Avinyonet del Penedès

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Category
The origins of wine and cava
Heritage classification
Cultural Asset of Local Interest (BCIL)
Advance booking
No
Languages of attention
English
Spanish
French
Italian
Opening days
Saturday morning

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Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the
The permanent exhibition at the VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and wine, and the close connection these have with the Penedès region and Catalonia. Your journey starts on the third floor of the Royal Palace and ends with a cava or wine tasting in the tavern of the museum.
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.

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