A day in Alella, Barcelona

A day in Alella, Barcelona

Two kilometers from the sea and about eighteen kilometers from Barcelona you will find Alella. An astonishing municipality that captures the attention not only of tourists but also locals from Catalonia due to its recent history with wine 🍷 , its mountains 🏞 , and that Mediterranean breeze 🌊

In recent years, this municipality, along with others near the area, have become known for their designation of origin: “Alella”
FYI 💡: The most characteristic wines of this denomination are white, dry, or sweet.

Wine Tasting in Bouquet D´Alella

How to get to Alella from BCN🚝?

There are a few options you have to get to Alella from Barcelona. You can easily rent a car for a day, or you can get there by train and then opt to take a taxi or a bus. What suits you better 🌞
Rent a 🚗: Ubeeqo or Europcar

How did we did it? We decided to head there by train. So we started from Plaza Catalunya and bought a Rodalies ticket to Masnou (Costa Brava). Once we were in Masnou, we opt to walk to Alella (30 minutes distance).
🚦 Being honest: It´s a highway so it´s not suitable for pedestrians.

Somewhere in Masnou

The best option by far would be to grab a taxi (10 minutes distance) or take the Bus 690C. D´amadeu/ Placa de la Reina M Cristina – Passes every 11 minutes and it´s only a 8 minute ride.
💰Transportation Budget/ per person: €20 until Masnou + taxi (€5-€8) or bus (€2).

What vineyards to visit 🍷?

Alta Alella

🚩 Alta Alella Website
💰 Info & Booking

The day we went, the vineyards were closed to the public so we couldn’t enjoy them. But we know for sure that we’ll visit it soon. It’s known as the best and most traditional vineyard in Alella, offering dream views and well thought out activities.

Bouquet D´Alella

🚩 Bouquet D Alella Website
💰 Contact for more info

Oh, what an experience! I found this wine cellar in a blog, and after learning a bit of who were the owners and how recent the wine production was, I convinced myself that it was the place to go. I must say that the local sense was the first thing I wanted to acknowledge after we went. It’s like entering the house of someone who has something genuinely amazing to share with everyone. It’s history, tradition and family all in once 💗

3 things we´ve learned 👨‍🎓🍷

  • Grapes are always born green
  • The roots of these plants were brought from Latin America
  • Bouquet D´Alella started selling wine in 2010 – Therefore we can say that is the most recent cellar in all the zone of denomination Alella.

Where to eat🌯?

Piece of cake, I will return to Alella and head directly to this restaurant without a doubt. Catalan food with dreamy details and excellent quality. I have to say I was surprised by the bill, super budget-friendly (Taking into consideration the kind of place it is). So head there and enjoy every moment of it!

Els Garrofers

🚩 Els Garrofers
💡 Make reservations

What to experience? 🌅

Taberna De La Companyia D’Alella 🍷

Weekdays: 9:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Probably the best place you can go in Alella to find wines of this denomination. Besides being a shop, it hides a bar where you can sit on table-shaped barrels and order typical Catalan tapas.
We experience the Taberna ordering glasses of wine and eating Manchego cheese.

Get Lost 🗺

It’s a small municipality, so walk all over and head to the city center, you will get to know it in less than 10 minutes.

Us in love with Alella

📚 Want to learn more about Wine In Spain? Check below an informative post based on Wine Folly’s studies