Railway Museum. Vilanova i la Geltrú
This museum contains one of the world's most important collections of trains, as well as an interesting exhibition on the development of railway transport, such an important industry in Vilanova.
Tel.: 902 010 148
Museum of Maritime Curiosities. Vilanova i la Geltrú.
This "Museo de curiositats mariners" houses the private collection built up by the Vilanova master ship builder, Francesc Roig. The museum, which stands just off the sea front, or Passeig Marítim, contains a large collection of miniature boats, countless objects related to ships and the sea and the star attraction, the carp Juanita, a fish that not only has a name, but also eats with a spoon and drinks from the wine pitcher, or porró.
Víctor Balaguer Museum. Vilanova i la Geltrú
The collections in this museum are formed by more than 5,000 objects, including particularly the sections devoted to 19th-century painting and sculpture and 20th-century painting (1956 legacy, paintings from the Cafè Foment Vilanoví, Vilanova School and contemporary art). Other sections are devoted to the decorative arts (ceramics and glass), archaeology and ethnography (pre-Columbian, Philippine, Oriental and Egyptian) and coins and medals.
Terra XIX Romanticism Interpretation Centre. Vilanova i la Geltrú
The Masia d'en Cabanyes is a house and site which still emanates the Romantic spirit that imbued the life and death of the poet Manuel de Cabanyes and the painter Alexandre de Cabanyes. Today, the site houses an Interpretation Centre devoted to the Romantic period.
Museum of the Sea. Vilanova i la Geltrú
This museum is housed in the lighthouse, and provides a glimpse of the relations between the local fishermen and the sea through objects of all kinds.
Cau Ferrat Museum. Sitges
Visitors to Cau Ferrat in their day included the most important painters, musicians, poets and writers of the late-19th century, opening up Catalonia to the most innovative artistic movements of the time through the encouragement of the owner of this superb house, the artist Santiago Rusiñol.
Mar i Cel Museum. Sitges
This "Museum of the Sea and the Sky" houses Emerencià Roig's collection of maritime objects, including a large number of drawings, models, nautical instruments and fishing equipment.
Charlie Rivel Hall. Cubelles
This centre houses collections from the legacy left by Charlie Rivel, universal clown and favourite son of the town of Cubelles.
Pau Casals Museum
This centre commemorates and celebrates the life and work of the great musician Pau Casals through its huge collections of artistic and documentary heritage.
This museum houses extraordinarily valuable cultural heritage embracing many fields of knowledge: ethnography, archaeology, art and natural science. The collections include objects, books, documents, photographs and a music archive, as well as the wine-growing and -making section, without doubt the most complete in Catalonia.
OTHER INTERESTING MUSEUMS IN THE AREA
Can Llopís Romantic Museum
Can Papiol Romantic Museum
Centre for Sea Studies
Àngel Guimerà Museum
OTHER INTERESTING CULTURAL SITES