centre d’interpretació de l’aigua

The Centre d’Interpretació de l’Aigua de Torrelavit, a new cultural and tourist group in El Penedès that values the role of the river in the area’s past, present, and future.

 

The Centre d’Interpretació de l’Aigua de Torrelavit tells the story of the close relationship between the Riudebitlles, together with its tributaries, and Torrelavit’s history and landscape. Here, you will be able to learn in-depth of the importance that the river has had on town life for a variety of reasons: how water was used domestically thanks to fountains and washhouses; for irrigation, through wells, dams, and canals; and in industry, with the construction of twelve paper mills which made Torrelavit an important centre for the paper industry from the 17th until the 20th century.

YOU’LL DISCOVER THE VALUE OF THE ROLE OF THE RIVER AND WATER IN THE AREA’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE.

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The River. You’ll see how the river became the central axis for human settlements and water supply in the area.

The Water. You’ll take a journey through the paper industry that existed in the municipality, and discover the uses that humanity has made of paper throughout history.

Torrelavit and El Camí del Riu. You’ll discover the area through Torrelavit’s cultural and natural assets, and the Camí del Riu initiative.

In our shop, you’ll find many of the wines and cavas that are made in the Torrelavit municipality, a collection of own-brand products, and local, hand-made products. You’ll find books for both young and old, and a range of fascinating objects related to paper production.
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