Can Papiol Romantic Museum | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Can Papiol Romantic Museum The story of a family lineage
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In the 17th century, the Papiol family settled in Vilanova de Cubelles, what is now Vilanova i la Geltrú. Their power and their properties increased until they became one of the most influential families of the time. A good demonstration of this can be seen in the house: a 5-storied mansion right on the main street, something which few families could afford.

The house was built in 1790 for Francesc de Papiol i Padró and it took 11 years to finish. An austere neo-classical façade hides opulent lounges in which, right up until the 1950s, the local high society would gather. In 1961, it was opened to the public as the Museum of Romanticism, following in the footsteps of the Can Llopis in Sitges. It has kept the original structure, layout and decoration.

The piano nobile (main floor), the main residence of the family, reflects a refined nineteenth century taste in which the grisailles on the walls stand out. During the visit you can see the music room, the billiards room, and in particular the large ballroom, where the family received guests. The tour also takes in the private rooms of the master of the house and the bathrooms and dressing rooms. The house also has a small private chapel, in the neo-classical style, and a library of about 6,000 volumes dating from between the 16th and 19th centuries.

The mansion is further divided into two areas: the servants area (which includes a kitchen, a bread oven and pantry) and farm labourer’s area (barn, cellar and stable). At the rear of the residence there is a romantic garden that houses carriages and bicycles from the time.

Plan your visit

What can I do?
The dramatised visits and themed routes will transport you back to the 18th and 19th centuries.
Services
AccessibilityEvent hire
Timetables
Winter
 
Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00am to 2.00pm and from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
Sundays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
 
Summer
 
1st June to 30th September
Fridays and Saturdays from 11.00am to 2.00pm and from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
Sundays from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
 
Visits are all guided and begin on the hour. The last visit will begin one hour before the Museum closes.
 
GROUP VISITS
 
To book please call 93 893 03 82 or send an e-mail to: museupapiol@vilanova.cat
 
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 2017
The Museum is open to the public on the following public holidays:
 
14TH APRIL:GOOD FRIDAY
5TH AUGUST:FESTA MAJOR
8TH DECEMBER:THE IMMACULATE
Opening hours on public holidays are from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
 
CLOSING DAYS 2017
The Museum is closed on the following dates:
 
1ST JANUARY:NEW YEAR
6TH FEBRUARY:REIS
26TH FEBRUARY:COMPARSES
23TH JUNE (AFTERNOON):SAINT JOHN’S EVE
24TH JUNE:SAINT JOHN
Prices
The public may visit the museum individually or in groups. Please check whether you are entitled to any type of discount. Organised groups should book previously by phoning 93 893 03 82 or sending an e-mail to: museupapiol@vilanova.cat
 
FREE ADMISSION
Children up to 3 years old and holders of a Generalitat of Catalonia teacher’s card may enter free of charge.
 
To benefit from discounts you will be required to present documentary proof of your entitlement.
 
INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION
The charges applicable are as follows:
 
NORMAL ADMISSION: 4,10 EUROS
 
REDUCED RATE:2,05 EUROS
Unemployed
Large families
Children aged 4 to 11 years
Retired and pensioners
Students aged up to 25
Members of the Victor Balaguer Museum Library Friends’ Association
 
GROUP ADMISSION
Admission for organised groups is available as follows:
 
SCHOOL GROUPS:
PLEASE SEE THE RATES APPLICABLE IN OUR GUIDE TO ACTIVITIES FOR SCHOOLS.
 
GENERAL PUBLIC:
61,20 EUROS
Groups with a minimum of 10 and maximum of 20 participants, by prior arrangement.
Contact
Tel. 938930382
museupapiol@vilanova.cat
 
Carrer Major, 32
08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú
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