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


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in Vilanova i la Geltrú

1. 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

2. 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 marine heritage. It has three permanent exhibition spaces: the Museum of the Sea of Vilanova i la Geltrú, the Víctor Rojas space and the Roig Toqués Museum of Marine Curiosities. It is part of the Network of Maritime Museums of Catalonia.

Wikipedia: Espai Far (CA), Website

3. Sant Joan d'Enveja

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Sant Joan d'Enveja

Sant Joan d'Enveja is a hermitage located in Vilanova i la Geltrú. Currently, the hermitage is located in Carrer de la Torre d'Enveja, on the outskirts of the town, forming a complex with the Torre d'Enveja.

Wikipedia: Sant Joan d'Enveja (CA)

4. Centre d'art contemporani LA SALA

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The Centre d'Art Contemporani La Sala is an art centre in Vilanova i la Geltrú, located in the Old Town of Vilanova, near the Hospital de Sant Antoni Abat. It is defined as a centre for the production and reception of proposals in the field of contemporary creation, and its aim is to make these proposals known to all audiences.

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

5. Torre Blava - Espai Guinovart

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Torre Blava - Espai Guinovart

The Blue Tower, or Ribes Roges tower, 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 Torre Blava or Espai Guinovart, after the surname of the person who started the project. It has been considered a Cultural Asset of National Interest since 1949.

Wikipedia: Torre Blava (CA)

6. Pasifae

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Pasiphae is a bronze sculpture made by the artist Òscar Estruga i Andreu and signed in 1988-1989. The work has been located on the central breakwater 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 sides of the base were added in 1997 to explain the meaning of the work, they read: "Pasiphae, daughter of the sun, suffered a mad passion for the white of the herd of her husband Minos, king of Crete", "Our city bathed by the same sea that bathes 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)

7. Teatre Principal

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Teatre Principal

The Teatre Principal de Vilanova i la Geltrú is located on Rambla Principal núm. 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 town's Hospital.

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

8. 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)

9. 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


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