Vilanova i la Geltrú

Province: Barcelona
Shire: Garraf
Inhabitants: 66532
Extension: 34,0 Km2
Altitude: 22 m

Vilanova occupies the capital of the Garraf. It lies between Cubelles and Sitges , and half way to Barcelona and Tarragona . This town was formed from the union of the core Cubelles Vilanova and Geltrú, in 1368.

Vilanova arises from a block consisting of villages that existed in the environment Geltrú Castle, which according to legend, the feud originated many geltrunencs discomfort because of the law that established on the right to seigneur and jurisdiction, and made ??many of them were by sea to the other side of the Pastera Torrent where they formed Cubelles Vilanova made ??also conditioned by Jaume I granted letters to populate the place of Vilanova, among other areas. This received a town charter in 1274.

Vilanova is situated near the coast, where we find remains of the village d'Adarró it was an old villa iberoromana, the Xalet of Nin and the Hermitage of Sant Gervasi, on top of a hill. This population is rich, culturally speaking, since it is surrounded by museums.

The Railway Museum offers a journey back in time through the train and you can not miss, the Victor Balaguer Library-Museum, which was founded by him. Also has a Center of Romanticism and the Romantic Museum Can Papiol.

The Museum of Curiosities Marineres Toqués Roig was closed in 2008 because their owner died. It was a unique museum located in Vilanova.

On the walk we find the Tower mítimo Blava or Roges Ribes, dated XIV century and formed, along with two more, the fortified Vilanoviña Navy. In addition there are the following modernist buildings that are located throughout the city such as Casa Renard.

Further inland and heading to the mountains of the coast can enjoy a magnificent natural setting formed by the Garraf Park full of palmettos, the Park of Foix formed from the swamp and Olèrdola a natural viewpoint to the church of Sant Miquel in top.


Where to sleep

Can Parès

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 3.2 Km)

Can Parès is an exclusive villa in the Garraf Natural Park and…

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Hotel Capri Sitges

Sitges (a 6.5 Km)

Charming hotel, a few meters from the beach and the center of…

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Masia Pairal

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 5.6 Km)

Masia Pairal is a typical Catalan manor house built over 250 years…

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Hotel URH Sitges

Sitges (a 7.5 Km)

We are facing the beach of San Sebastián, in an area for…

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Cal Mingo

Olèrdola (a 8.9 Km)

Villa Barcelona Sitges. For vacation rental in Barcelona. It is an authentic…

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Vacaciones en la Casa Verde

Olivella (a 10.6 Km)

10 minutes from the tourist center of Sitges, 35 from Barcelona. House…

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Fundesplai, Cases de Colònies

Àger (a 12 Km)

At Fundesplai, we manage 17 houses of colonies and hostels and 8…

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Balneario TermaEuropa Playa de Coma-ruga

El Vendrell (a 17.6 Km)

Spectacular resort located near the sea to enjoy the marine environment and…

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Where to eat

Restaurant Club House 27

Sant Pere de Ribes (a 5.7 Km)

Restaurant serving modern international cuisine, is the "base" of a group of…

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Wylie Sitges Craft Beer & Food

Sitges (a 7 Km)

Wylie Sitges Craft Beer & Food serves 8 varieties of craft beer.…

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Cal Pau Xic

Subirats (a 22.4 Km)

A restaurant lifetime. Catalan cuisine, home like before. Our goal is to…

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Cal Torrents Xic

Torrelles de Foix (a 22.1 Km)

In the restaurant you can find Catalan cuisine with dishes like roasted…

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Bodega Miquel Jané

Font-rubí (a 23.3 Km)

Discover the world of wine in our complete viticulture and oenology courses,…

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Cellers de Can Suriol

Font-rubí (a 27 Km)

Come to discover the heart of the Penedès by approaching the Grabuac…

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What to do

Garraf Turisme

(a 1.3 Km)

With fine sand and warm, calm waters, the Garraf beaches are one…

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Museu del Ferrocarril de Vilanova i la Geltrú

Vilanova i la Geltrú

The Museum is located in the original facilities of the steam locomotive…

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Barcelona és molt més

Discovers that Barcelona is much more! Near Barcelona have a world of…

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Wylie Sitges Craft Beer & Food

Sitges (a 7 Km)

Wylie Sitges Craft Beer & Food serves 8 varieties of craft beer.…

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Escola de vela adaptada

Sitges (a 8.3 Km)

nonprofit entity located in the Port d'Aiguadolç in Sitges. Its main objective…

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Fundació la Granja

Sitges (a 8.2 Km)

Equitació Center, encourage the practice of riding between people with disabilities.

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Ocio Aventura Sitges

Sitges (a 8 Km)

If you want a great day, think no more, come to spend…

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Centre d'interpretació de l'aviació republicana i guerra aèria

Santa Margarida i els Monjos (a 12.3 Km)

The CIARGA (Interpretation Center for Republican Aviation and the Air War) is…

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