Welcome to Vilar de la Duquessa

A unique space surrounded by nature, history and wellbeing

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Vilar de la Duquessa is exclusive, calm, quiet and plentiful

Located in the upper part of the medieval town of Cardona, the complex offers spectacular views of the monumental complex of the Castle and the Vall Salina ("Salt Valley")

We are part of the Grup Duquessa, a hotel group with a long history and proven track record in the city of Barcelona. We are experts in organising congresses and concerts, as well as providing quality services in historic or unique buildings.

We specialise in organising social and corporate events for companies and groups in natural and serene settings with exclusive and tailored service. We have a multitude of spaces with large exterior lounge areas and magnificent gardens set around a spectacular pergola, dance area, swimming pool, gymnasium, and a large car park.

We carry the essence of hospitality in our DNA. We strive to make people feel as welcome as possible and take care of the smallest details so as to exceed your expectations and make your stay as special and as memorable as possible.

Our rooms
100 exterior rooms, all spacious and bright, some with private balconies or terraces overlooking the garden. Ideal for relaxing after a full day of events.
The layout, emulating that of a small rural village, means that you will enjoy an intimate and peaceful stay.
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Cycling routes
Our mountain biking, gravel and road routes will allow you to explore the Bages in your own way, We also offer customized routes devised by Sílvia Rovira, three-time Spanish champion, European runner-up and two-time Olympic competitor in mountain biking.
Vertex 360º
A team of professionals dedicated to well-being and personal health. They offer guided yoga and pilates activities, as well as personal training, nutrition and physiotherapy services. Integral health and happiness go hand in hand in Cardona.
Cardona Events
Specialists in group activities and experiences. Customised sports activities, routes, training and team building. The company has extensive knowledge of the local area and history.

We organize any event tailored to your needs.


Enjoy an exceptional experience with exclusive and personalised service combined with authentic gastronomy using locally sourced products. From personalised parties to private functions, intimate weddings or MICE events.

Our venues are fully exterior, flooded with natural light, and surrounded by nature. The complex's spectacular terrace offers panoramic views over the town's castle and the salt mountain.

We offer a dedicated wellness space with formative sessions designed to promote happiness and personal growth along with healthy lifestyle habits, providing participants with a set of tools to develop continuous change, strengthen well-being over time, and reconcile it with leadership and teamwork.

Cardona and the Surrounding Area

Cardona is one of the places that best reflect the link between geological history and the history of its inhabitants. The salt, the source of its wealth, was exploited in the Neolithic period and protected by the imposing medieval castle.

Cardona and the Surrounding Area

Millions of years ago, the centre of Catalonia was covered by a sea that gradually disappeared, giving rise to a diapir. The Cardona diapir is the most spectacular in Europe. "A great mountain of pure salt that is born as it is extracted". This is how Cato described one of the most important potassium salt mines in the world in the 2nd century BC.

Salt mining is Cardona's raison d'être and the foundation of its prosperous past. Its castle, the fortress that has never been defeated and the last bastion of Catalan independence, was the seat of the powerful dynasty of the "Kings without a crown". Around the salt and the strategic crossroads, a medieval town grew, with a historic centre that has since been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

Sustainability and Gastronomy

It is possible to enjoy a different model of tourism

Sustainability and Gastronomy

We want to offer visitors a new model that is more in tune with the local environment. A place of holistic well-being, a driving force for change that respects the environment by adhering to a circular economy, local gastronomy and seasonal products.

Discover the DO Pla de Bages Wine Route set within the UNESCO World Geopark of Central Catalonia, a unique wine-growing heritage site. You can also enjoy great olive oil tourism experiences, from olive oil tastings and visits to olive groves to cross-country tours in off-road vehicles. This is a long-standing tradition in Bages, which, together with the revival of autochthonous varieties such as Corbella, produces an excellent quality oil with very beneficial health properties.

Wellbeing and Happiness

We offer a space for well-being, with formative sessions aimed at promoting happiness, personal growth and adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Wellbeing and Happiness

Vilar de la Duquessa hosts the participants of the Benestar360 Programme. This programme includes a course, held at the Valentí Fuster Auditorium, which provides comprehensive training on integral well-being for the individual and key issues for the company.

The Valentí Fuster Auditorium is located in the old Cine Modern de Cardona (Modern Cinema of Cardona), an emblematic building that dominates the entrance to the town and has a capacity for 450 people. Its main objective is to promote healthy living as the cornerstone of Dr. Fuster's scientific project being developed in the town of Cardona.


Cardona is an ancient town located in the heart of Catalonia with privileged natural surroundings.

Vilar de la Duquessa is located in Cardona, less than an hour from Barcelona and just 20 minutes from Manresa.

Distance to Barcelona airport: 1h 15’
Distance to Girona airport: 1 h 30’
Distance to Andorra: 1h 45’
Distance to Solsona: 20’


For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you in any way we can.

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