Espai Far

Place of interest

The Espai Far is located in the San Cristòfol Lighthouse, and it’s a museistic equipment that shows the rich Vilanovin marine heritage. It has three spaces with permanent exhibition:

The Museu del Mar (Sea Museum), located in the ancient house of the lighthouse keeper, displays objects related to the world of fishing and marine tradition, most of which are part of a collection created from donations by fishermen neighbors for over 40 years. The exhibition features several areas such as the beach, commerce, fishing, harbour and cultural life, showing a journey through the city's marine history from objects and stories.

The Roig Toqués Museum reproduces the ancient private museum that Francesc Roig Toqués (1921–2008) created in the family home, Mas Carolina. That museum, the showed its great passion for the sea, was opened to the public for over sixty years. It was also Francesc Roig Toqués he who trained the famous “Carpa Juanita”, a small carpent that he taught to drink in porn and food from a spoon; she became internationally known for these skills.

In the gardens there is the centenary lifeboat Víctor Rojas, one of the only three types of floppy craft preserved in Catalonia. It was built in 1916 in Barcelona by Miquel Corbeto, and was based on the English model Beeching-Peake, the last cry in naval technology of the time.

600 50 92 23

Pujada Far Sant Cristòfol, 2

Vilanova i la Geltrú

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Opening hours

January, February, November and December, from Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

March, April, May, June, September and October, from Friday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday from 5 pm to 7 pm

July and August, from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 5 pm to 8 pm



Main attractions

Interactive space with audiovisual resources where we explain the town's history, Fil.loxera and Cava.
Sant Martí Sarroca’s medieval church and castle are regarded as an historic and artistic site of national interest.
The permanent exhibition at the VINSEUM is dedicated to the vineyard and wine, and the close connection these have with the Penedès region and Catalonia. Your journey starts on the third floor of the Royal Palace and ends with a cava or wine tasting in the tavern of the museum.
The Museum is located in the original installations of the steam locomotive depot of Vilanova i la Geltrú, some railway constructions done between the

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