L'Arboš is located on the eastern border of Baix PenedŔs county, 8 km from El Vendrell and 12 km from Vilafranca del PenedŔs.
The earliest documented mention of the town goes back to 1062, and in 1174 it was bestowed the title of Vila Real (Royal Town), as a result of which its importance grew considerably.
Wine exports in the 19th century brought prosperity to the town, and the rich results can still be seen when strolling through its streets.Visitors will find buildings of Medieval origin side by side with fine examples of Neogothic, Modernist, Noucentista and Neoclassical architecture.
Traditional crafts of the area include Lacemaking, for which the town became famous owing to the originality and exquisite quality of the work, examples of which can be found in the Casa de Cultura museum.
Other attractions include the Cau del Taurˇ, considered to be the most important shark museum in Europe, with live and preserved sharks, jaws, etc... and more than 100 species!
The Festa Major (local festival) is held around the fourth Sunday in August and is renowned as 'one of the most typical festivals in Catalonia'. It's a time when all the town's folklore and cultural richness is on show to bear witness to its history.
Next in importance from a cultural perspective is the Fira de Santa Ll˙cia, a festival that is held on 13 December each year and which features events of all kinds, exhibitions, arts and crafts, theatre, street performances and concerts of traditional music.
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