The gastronomy of monks

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The cooking of monks in Penyafort's monastery (Santa Margarida i els Monjos)

With this guided tour, accompanied by different tastings, we will live the experience to know which and how the Dominic friars of the Convent of Penyafort ate in the past (1603-1835), going into a gastronomic universe that today still persists assimilated in the recipe book of the Catalan culinary corpus.

Meeting point: Penyafort Castle Information Office
Duration: 1h 30min
The activity takes place every second Sunday of the month at 12:30 p.m.
The activity is carried out for private groups on a concerted date and time.

Penyafort Castle, the gateway to the Foix Natural Park.

Penyafort Castle is located to the south of the town of Santa Margarida i els Monjos, next to the river Foix and very close to a number of factories.

It is an architectural complex dating from the 11th century that includes elements of different building styles. At first it was a defensive tower, the old fortified mansion of Peñafort, later the order of the Dominicans founded a monastery and a church and, finally, it became the building we can see today, a monument representative of the leisure spots of the Catalan industrial bourgeoisie of the late nineteenth century.

The exceptionally large complex has a large courtyard in front of the main façade, a church with a single nave and six side chapels, a circular tower and the monastery rooms typical of this type of castle.

Visit Penyafort Castle and discover the daily life of the authentic Catalan industrial bourgeoisie.

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