L’Espluga de Francolí

Discover the deepest history of the mountains

The prehistoric caves, unique museums, the medieval legacy and the natural activities around the Cister route, the great attractions of this town in the mountains of the Costa Dauradaas

L’Espluga de Francolí is a dynamic town of 4,000 inhabitants that keeps alive a rich cultural, natural and artisanal heritage. It has a historic center with a very active commercial and gastronomic fabric and a full schedule of activities, fairs and events throughout the year. The visit to Espluga is one of the great claims if you want to discover an authentic town in the mountains of southern Catalonia.

What to visit

The offer of activities and experiences in Espluga de Francolí is powerful and varied. The most famous proposal is the Cave of l’Espluga, a visit that allows you to enter the largest and most important Paleolithic Sanctuary in Catalonia. In addition to the museum, there are guided family excursions to get to know the interior of the caves or for the more daring, caving routes through the underground river.

In Espluga we find a valuable medieval heritage, such as the Templar and Hospital Route; and just two kilometers away we find the Poblet Monastery, the most iconic of the Cistercian Route. A medieval heritage that is preserved alive thanks to the artisans of the town.

The cultural offer is completed by the Museum of Rural Life, a dynamic creative space that is very active for the reconversion and sustainability of the countryside, and the Fassina Balanyà Museum, an old brandy factory. Wine lovers visitors can also enjoy a visit to the modernist winery, now the Wine Museum, or a visit to the VidBertus Winery, where they can learn first-hand about the emerging wine sector from the area and enjoy wine tasting and experiences around the vineyards.


The offer of sports activities and cultural tourism is very varied and complete. From the Mapilife guide we select the most representative experiences of Espluga, all of them sustainable activities rooted in the territory.


The best gastronomic experience in the area:

  • Restaurante de la Masia del Cadet Located in the center of Les Masies, 1.5 km from the center of l’Espluga and next to the Poblet Monastery, we find this farmhouse that offers signature Catalan cuisine with quality and local products. They open every day. Booking at 977 870 869



977 871 220

Tourist Office: Schedule: From Monday to Friday: 9-13h and 15-18h. Saturdays: 9-14h and 16-18h. Sundays and holidays: 9-14h. July and August: From Monday to Saturday: 9-14h and 16-18h. Sundays and holidays: 9-14h.