Discover the best top things to do in Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain including Platja de Ribes Roges, Museu De Maricel, Museu del Ferrocarril, Passeig Maritim, Rambla Principal, Church of Sant Bartomeu & Santa Tecla, Biblioteca Museo Victor Balaguer, La Playa de Sitges, Pasifae, Can Papiol Romantic Museum.
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4.5 based on 146 reviews
We visited beginning of September, it was not over-crowded, sand was quite clean (it's fine bright coloured sand), some beach volley nets are available, there are chirinquitos (small bars) with snacks and fresh drinks, over all recommended
4.5 based on 245 reviews
The Maricel Museum exhibits a complete artistic route from the tenth century to realism and figuration during the first half of the twentieth century, passing through the art collections of Dr. Jesus Perez Rosales and the Collection of Sitges, with works of great quality. The museum exhibition integrates multiple languages, techniques and artistic media in order to achieve a maximum consistency in the chronological sequence of the development of the arts. The museum included works from the collection of Dr. Jesus Perez-Rosales that never had been exhibited in public, acquisitions by the Sitges Heritage Association since 2012 (Ramon Casas, Miquel Utrillo, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, Artur Carbonell i Augusti Ferrer Pino) and donations from artist’s relatives (Pere Jou and Alfred Sisquella).The museum's own collection was complemented with several works from loans and deposits from art collections of the Government of Catalonia, the Museum of the Provincial Government of Barcelona.
We visited the Palace Maricel and the Museum Maricel. Both impressed us. The palace is a unique combination of different styles of architecture. The museum holds beautiful paintings by Rossinol and a collection of religious and other artifacts. It's located directly at the sea shore with beautiful vistas.
4.5 based on 275 reviews
Good value, even if you didn't think you'd be interested. We actually managed to spend over 2 hours here. Recommend you head upstairs and watch the film first.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
This is a Promenade, esplanade or in Catalan Passeig Maritim. It is a couple of miles of seashore you can stroll at your leisure for fresh air or to get an appetite for lunch. It is the focal point of Sitges. There are bars and restaurants at the town end that leads to the marina. On this nice winters day it was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
4.5 based on 106 reviews
All major seaside towns like Barcelona or Vilanova boast their rambla - which means "down into the sea". Albeit the modern ramblas dont' carry water anymore, but a steady flow of people strolling, having coffees and tapas, shopping and enjoying life. The Rambla is very heavy in shops for the first 500 metres from the top, as well as cafes and restaurants, then it becomes quieter after the railway under passage, below which it's almost exclusively cafes and restaurants and the odd flower shop. A must when visiting Vilanova. Also all the major festivals happen there - Carnival (the Comparsa) in winter and the Festa Major in August.
4.5 based on 482 reviews
Beautiful fisherman's church, located at the end of Passeig Maritim, an elegant boardwalk that accompanies a long and beautiful beach. It is one of the most interesting places in Sitges, a town in itself delightful, with a typical Mediterranean charm.
4.5 based on 51 reviews
Founded in 1884 by Víctor Balaguer, a Catalan politician and writer, the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer is one of Catalonia’s oldest and most singular museums. Its galleries show an exceptional trajectory through the different artistic movements of the 19th century and the first years of the 20th century in Catalonia, from Romanticism to Noucentisme. The important legacy in contemporary art also stands out, with a relevant section of Informalism Art. The painting section is completed with a permanent exhibition of approximately 20 oil paintings of the Spanish and European Baroque period, which come from the historical collection of the Prado Museum (Madrid). This section includes works of El Greco, Ribera, Goya, Rubens or Van Dyck. Amongst the ethnographic collections, with objects from the Philippines, China, Japan and America, stands out the Egyptian collection, which was the first one in Catalonia and includes a child's mummy.
This gallery/museum is not what you expect to find in a somewhat sleepy town of 50,000 inhabitants. Thanks to the inflow of rich people returning from Cuba in the late 19th century, a fantastic art collection is on display in the Victor Balaguer. You will be very much surprised at the amount of big name painters on display. The museum is not very large (and its Egyptian section perhaps a little overrated), but just fine for a casual visit without the hassle of a Prado or Louvre. If you're interested in painting, this is a must go.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
... and on the main Beach at Sitges you can, especially in High Season, see the wide diversity of humankind. Throughout the year there are weeks dedicated to specific interest groups.
There are the usual franchises for Beach Parasols and Recliners; grouped and differentiated with varigated awning colours, according to taste.
The Beach itself differs along its stretch and at one point where the nearest road down from the Train Station opens onto the Passeig Maritim and then to the sands youngsters gather at the Volley Ball nets. Others just relax. There appears to be no strict dress-code on La Playa.
The Sea is blue, the Sands Golden, the views can be quite spectacular - all in all a popular (though in most parts rather Touristy) Seaside Beach.
4.5 based on 47 reviews
It's really worth walking out to this sculpture on the headland of the main beach in the town. A unique representation of a pregnant cow, with a human within. I don't tknow the history of this sculpture, but it is unique and very striking (plus you get to be on the beach!!)
4.5 based on 32 reviews
Can Papiol is a house-museum that evokes the daily life of a wealthy 19th century family through the ambiance of its rooms, which are decorated with original furniture and ornaments of their period. It was inaugurated as a museum in 1961. The house preserves its original structure, distribution and decor. The most sumptuous part of the house is the main floor: its’ rooms preserve the richness of the refined taste of the 19th century, with furniture and decorative accessories in the styles of Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire, Isabella II and Ferdinand VII; the walls are decorated with paintings showing biblical scenes. Among the most interesting and luxurious rooms are the music room, the billiard room and the large ballroom, where the family welcomed their friends and guests and where social and Literary gatherings, as well as musical evenings, were held. The tour resumes through the rooms of the servants, the ones destined to domestic chores and through the farming area, at ground level.
With the guided tour, you can take a good look at a great 19th-century house and highlight the importance that it had in the village of Vilanova i La Geltrú and its simplicity, right in the middle. Do not miss it!Thank you! We appreciate your kind words about our museum.
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