8 Sights in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

Sightseeing Tours in Vilanova i la Geltrú

1. Pasifae

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Pasífae is a bronze sculpture made by the artist Òscar Estruga i Andreu and signed in 1988-1989. The work is located in the central pier of the beach of Ribes Roges, in Vilanova i la Geltrú since October 27, 1993 on a rectangular concrete base. The inscriptions on the four faces of the base were added in 1997 to explain the meaning of the work, they say: “Passiphae, daughter of the sun, suffered a mad passion for the white of the flock of her husband Minos, king of Crete”, “Our city bathed by the same sea that horns Crete, is recognized in the Mediterranean civilization”, “Oscar Estruga” and “Vilanova i la Geltrú 1991". The text is the work of the writer Bienve Moya. The work weighs 2,500 kilos and is 5.50 meters long, 3.20 meters high and 1.50 wide.

Wikipedia: Pasífae (escultura) (CA)

2. Torre Blava - Espai Guinovart

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Torre Blava - Espai Guinovart

The Blue Tower, or Torre de Ribes Roges, is an old Carlist fort located on the beach of Ribes Roges, in the municipality of Vilanova i la Geltrú. Built during the third Carlist war, in the last third of the nineteenth century, it was rebuilt and is currently an artistic space dedicated to the Mediterranean and sailors. It is called a blue tower or Guinovart Space, the last name of the one who started the project. It has been considered a Cultural Asset of National Interest since 1949.

Wikipedia: Torre Blava (CA)

3. Espai Far

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The Espai Far is a museum facility located in the Sant Cristòfol lighthouse in Vilanova i la Geltrú, inaugurated on July 16, 2016, focused on the city's maritime heritage. It has three permanent exhibition spaces: the Museum of the Sea of Vilanova i la Geltrú, the Víctor Rojas Space and the Museum of Marine Curiosities Roig Toqués. It is part of the Network of Maritime Museums of Catalonia.

Wikipedia: Espai Far (CA), Website

4. Museu Romàntic Can Papiol

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Museu Romàntic Can Papiol Museu Romàntic Can Papiol / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Can Papiol Romanticism Museum is a museum located in the historic centre of Vilanova i la Geltrú in Catalonia, Spain. It is a manor house dating from the end of the 18th century and is characteristic both for the furniture and decorative elements preserved from the time. Its aim is to evoke 19th-century society by analysing the everyday life of a well-to-do family of the time.

Wikipedia: Can Papiol Romanticism Museum (EN), Website

5. Teatre Principal

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Teatre Principal

The Teatre Principal de Vilanova i la Geltrú is located on Rambla Principal No. 1 in the capital of Garraf. It is a Romantic-style building built between 1835-37 by Josep Buxareu Gallart. One of the promoters was Josep Anton Marquès, an American who was in Cuba between 1800 and 1817, and who was the administrator of the Hospital de la Vila.

Wikipedia: Teatre Principal (Vilanova i la Geltrú) (CA)

6. Far de Sant Cristòfol

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Far de Sant Cristòfol

The lighthouse of Sant Cristòfol, also called the Farola de Sant Cristòfol or simply La Farola, is a building in Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf) protected as a cultural asset of local interest. Since 2016 it has been hosting the Espai Far museum equipment, dedicated to the History of the Marinera of Vilanova i la Geltrú.

Wikipedia: Far de Sant Cristòfol (CA)

7. Centre d'art contemporani LA SALA

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The La Sala Contemporary Art Center is an art center in Vilanova i la Geltrú, located in the old town of Vilanova, near the Sant Antoni Abat Hospital. It is defined as a center of production and reception of proposals in the field of contemporary creation, and aims to publicize these proposals to all audiences.

Wikipedia: Centre d'Art Contemporani La Sala (CA)

8. Museu del Ferrocarril de Catalunya. Vilanova i la Geltrú

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The Railway Museum of Catalonia is a museum in Vilanova i la Geltrú. The museum has a large collection of historic railway locomotives and other rolling stock in a former station and roundhouse. It is located close to the railway station in Vilanova i la Geltrú, 40 km south of Barcelona.

Wikipedia: Railway Museum of Catalonia (EN), Website


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