Museu Romàntic Can Papiol

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Updated: 02/08/2023

Carrer Major, 32
08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú



+34 93 893 03 82


The Museu Romàntic Can Papiol, located at the historical centre of Vilanova i la Geltrú, 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 furniture and ornaments of their period. The house preserves its original structure, distribution and decor. The exterior follows the austere canon of the time, with a neoclassical façade and painted architectural elements. The interior, on the other hand, stands out for its lavishness. The most sumptuous part of the house is the main floor. 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. It is also worth mentioning the room and alcove “of the General Suchet”, named this way because, according to tradition, it was here where this soldier stayed during the Peninsular War. The house is provided with a small private chapel in neoclassical style, presided by the urn which contains the body of Saint Constance, a child martyr during the first Christian persecutions in Rome. The tour resumes through the rooms of the servants, the ones destined to domestic chores and through the farming area, at ground level. Lastly we should also mention the magnificent garden, entirely conceived in a romantic style, where at present some of the carriages and bicycles of the time can be found.