The beauty of steam locomotives
After leaving the train in Vilanova i la Geltrú station you’ll find your first destination immediately because, as mentioned, it’s the Museu del Ferrocarril. The railway museum is housed in the town’s former locomotive depot and has a permanent exhibition divided into several sections, such as the permanent collection of station features and signs. But undoubtedly the most talked about, visited and, of course, biggest section features vehicles from different periods and, particularly, the valuable set of steam locomotives.
A few metres away, a beautiful façade welcomes you to one of the best Catalan art galleries. The Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer features paintings by Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquim Sorolla, El Greco and Goya, among many other great names of art. But in the Egyptian Room you’ll find pieces from this African country and even the mummy of a five-year child, while the upper floor displays contemporary artists such as Guinovart and Ràfols Casamada. Finally, the library has that look of past times with a collection of 19th century books.
You should also take a stroll around the centre of the capital of Garraf, wander down the Rambla Principal, explore the beautiful Plaça de la Vila and the surrounding streets, visit the Mercat del Centre and sample the local cuisine... And talking of cuisine, it’s time for lunch! Check out this link to find somewhere to eat.