cultural routes of el vendrell
A journey through time
Visitors will discover the history of the seafront of Coma-ruga, reliving the past through ancient images in order to get to know its thermal origins with the spas that are no longer in use, “indiano” houses, the Trillas brothers’ Brisamar residential neighbourhood, and arriving at modern day Coma-ruga.
Get to know the railway town of Sant Vicenç de Calders
The visitor will relive the more than 100 years of this emblematic point of interest: the only railway town that remains intact from its creation to the present day. We will talk about the beginnings of the railway in Catalonia, the Civil War and how the railway workers lived in these miniature villages.
*With the collaboration of the Association for the preservation of the railway town of Sant Vicenç de Calders
Pedra Seca Route in Sant Vicenç de Calders
Sant Vicenç de Calders
Sant Vicenç de Calders is the most agricultural zone in the municipality of El Vendrell and around it you can find a wide and varied wealth of dry stone (pedra seca). In this route we will get to know not only the most interesting and original stone huts, but other elements that use this technique that is so typical of the area, such as wells or centuries-old walls.
*Brought to you by the Sant Vicenç de Calders Residents Association.
Discover El Vendrell
Visitors will stroll through the streets of the historic city centre to learn the stories of the Iberians, feudal lords and pirates. You will discover the peculiar corners and curious anecdotes lived in the Portal del Pardo, of the baroque temple of Sant Salvador or the history behind the paintings in the Plaça germans Ramon i Vidales. In addition, the art collection of the Deu Museum will be visited.
Discover the Via Augusta
When the Romans arrived in the Iberian Peninsula in 218 BC, what they found was a region that already had a road network (Via Heraclea). Emperor Augustus restructured this road and widened it, marked it with landmarks (milestones), built bridges over it and organized it in such a way that travellers could rest along the way. After this renovation, the road became known as Via Augusta. Over the centuries, the road continued to be used until well into the 20th century.
The literary Vendrell
Itinerary through various areas of the town linked to the life and work of the playwright and poet Àngel Guimerà, through the reading of literary texts by various local authors linked to Guimerà, which will show what Vendrell society was like in the 19th century.
El Vendrell in first person
If the streets of El Vendrell could talk, they would tell us about the lives of many of their neighbours. We highlight those who have left their mark inside and outside the town, such as Àngel Guimerà, Pau Casals, Andreu Nin, Maria Julivert or Jaume Carner, among others.
With a map in hand, visitors will be able to follow the explanations that the guide will give throughout the tour and learn about what El Vendrell used to be like.
Pau Casals Route
Along this route you can get to know and discover some of the ins and outs of Pau Casals’ persona through his hometown and the events that gave way to the personality of an internationally recognized artist.