vendrell museums

Vil·la Casals Museum

In 1910, Pau Casals had Villa Casals built in the maritime district of Sant Salvador, three kilometers from the urban centre of El Vendrell. The house, located at the southern end of the beach, was initially conceived as a small summer house that, over the years and after several modifications, became a prominent building, with a harmonious garden next to it which had a concert hall and rooms to exhibit the art collection. . Pau Casals lived there until 1939, when he was forced into exile, and never returned.

In 1972, Pau Casals and his wife Marta Montañez created the Pau Casals Foundation with the aim of preserving the cultural heritage that he had in the house in Sant Salvador. In 1974, a year after his death, the Sala del Sentiment, the Sala de Concerts (concert hall) and the Sala del Vigatà were opened to the public, and in 1976 the house was inaugurated as a museum. In 1996 the Pau Casals Foundation decided to close it and carry out a substantial restoration project. The current museum was inaugurated on June 2, 2001.

The museum boasts a modern museography that preserves the original rooms of the house and at the same time shows the life and work of Pau Casals in an innovative way. Music, audiovisuals and original objects and documents bring the visitor emotively closer to the life and way of thinking of Pau Casals from his childhood to the later stages of his life as a man of peace.

The museum offers a wide range of educational activities with guided tours, music workshops and interactive concerts for all grade levels. For the general public, the museum organizes temporary exhibitions, family activities, evening visits, conferences and concerts.

Information and booking

Currently, the House-museum is closed to the public due to renovations, but the temporary exhibition “100 Years of the Pau Casals Orchestra. Musical Excellence and Social Commitment” as well as the Museum’s shop and gardens remains open to the public.

Temporary exhibition price: €3.00
Entrance combined with the exhibition at the Música de Barcelona Museum

Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m./from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Deu Museum

The Deu Museum has one of the most important art collections in the country, with pieces dating from the 12th Century to the present day: carvings, rugs, basins, sculptures and paintings, precious metals, glass and ivory. These artistic pieces can be seen wonderfully curated, in which the preservation and arrangement of the works have been meticulously cared for.

Information and booking

Price: €5.00
Reduced price: €2.25

Schedule

Summer (From July 1 to August 31)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Winter (September 1 to June 30)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

House of Pau Casals

Pau Casals (1876-1973) was and is one of the greatest cellists of all time. Beyond music, he became a tireless defender of peace and freedom of the people, in an era shaken by wars and oppression. The house where Pau Casals was born preserves the atmosphere of a house of a very humble family from the end of the 19th Century. On the ground floor of the house you can follow Pau Casals’ childhood related to the town through photographs and two very significant musical instruments that marked the beginning of this maestro’s career: the “carbasseta” (a small cello made from a gourd) and the “gralla” (traditional Catalan double reed instrument). A staircase next to the narrow entrance door leads to the two floors that the Casals family occupied.

Nearby places of interest related to Pau Casals: parish church and baroque organ; El Vendrell cemetery; the Pau Casals School of Music Auditorium; Museum Villa Casals; Pau Casals Auditorium and Sant Salvador hermitage.

Services: guided tours; Pau Casals Route with organ listening; shop.

“Fortunately, during my travels to so many foreign countries […] I have never forgotten about the child of El Vendrell”

Information and booking

Price: €3.20
Reduced price: €2.20
Price for schools: €1.00

Schedule

Summer (From July 1 to September 14)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Winter (September 15 to June 30)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Àngel Guimerà House Museum

Àngel Guimerà (1845-1924), son of a father from El Vendrell and a Canarian mother, lived in the Guimerà manor house in El Vendrell during the 19th Century. In this house he began his poetic activity, first in Spanish and then in Catalan, later becoming a successful playwright. One of his main works was Terra Baixa.

Information and booking

Price: €2.50
Reduced price: €1.00

Schedule

Summer (From July 1 to September 14)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Winter (September 15 to June 30)

Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturdays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sundays and holidays
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Apel·les Fenosa Foundation

A friend of Picasso, the sculptor Apel·les Fenosa (1899-1988) left behind an exceptional body of work, which inspired the greatest poets of his time. The Foundation is located in the residence and summer studio of the artist, a restored 16th Century building with a beautiful Mediterranean garden. It features an important collection of original terracotta and plaster sculptures, as well as a selection of monumental bronzes.

Information and booking

Individual price: €2.00
Price groups: €1.00

Schedule

Tuesday to Saturday

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. / 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sundays and holidays

Arranged visits only

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Santa Anna, 10
43700 El Vendrell
Horari:

16/9 - 30/6:
Tuesday to Friday:
10 am - 2 pm / 5 pm - 7 pm

1/07 - 15/9:
Tuesday to Friday:
10 am - 2 pm / 6 pm - 8 pm

Saturdays:
11 am -2 pm / 5 pm - 7 pm

Sundays and holidays:
11 am - 2 pm

Closed on Mondays and 1/1, 6/1, 24/6, 26/7, 24-25-26/12, 31/12


Price: Free admission
C/ Major, 25
43700 El Vendrell
Horari:

From Tuesday to Saturday:
11 am to 14 pm - 18 pm to 20 pm

Monday closed


Price:2.00€
Reduced price:0.00€
Price for schools:0.00€
Plaça Nova, 6
43700 El Vendrell
Horari:

Tuesday to Friday:
Summer: 10h-14h / 18h-20h
Winter: 10h-14h / 17h-19h

Saturdays:
Summer: 11h-14h / 18h-20h
Winter: 11h-14h / 17h-19h

Sundays and holidays:
11 h a 14 h

Closed:
Every Monday and public holidays
01/01, 06/01, 24/06, 26/07, 27/07, 24/12, 25/12, 26/12, 30/12 i 31/12


Price: Free admission
Santa Anna, 4
El Vendrell
Horari:

Winter (15-9/ 30-6):

Tuesday to Friday:
10h -14h / 17-19h

Saturdays:
11 -14h / 17h -20h

Sundays and holidays:
11h -14h

Summer (1-7/ 14-9):

Tuesday to Friday:
10h -14h / 18-20h

Saturdays:
11 -14h / 17h -20h

Sundays and holidays:
11h -14h

Closed:
Mondays

1 and 6 of January; 1 of May; 24 of June, 26 of July, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31 of December.


Price:3.20€
Reduced price:2.20€
Price for schools:1.00€
Carrer Major, 20
43700 El Vendrell
Horari: N/A
Price: Free admission
Av. Palfuriana, 67
43880 Sant Salvador
Horari:

The house-museum is currently closed to the public due to renovations, but the temporary exhibition “100 years of the Pau Casals Orchestra” remains open to the public. Musical excellence and social commitment ”as well as the Museum's shop and gardens.
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Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm
Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm


Price:8.00€
Reduced price:5.00€
Price for schools:0.00€