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Pau Casals Museum Music by the sea

The Pau Casals Museum is one of the most significant testimonies of the legacy of Pau Casals, one of the most universal Catalan musicians, who revolutionised the world through innovation in playing the cello.

The building it occupies is the Vil·la Casals, which the musician had built in 1910, on the seafront in Sant Salvador, El Vendrell. Originally designed as a summer house, it was renovated in the noucentista-style, along with the Music Room, the garden and the viewpoint. Casals lived there until 1939, when he had to go into exile and never returned.

In 1972, the musician and his wife, Marta Montañez, created the Fundació Pau Casals to conserve the heritage contained in their house in Sant Salvador. After his death, La Sala del Sentiment, La Sala de Concerts and La Sala del Vigatà were opened to the public and in 1976 the house was opened as a museum.

In the current museum, opened in 2001, the visitor can admire various sculptures, paintings, musical instruments, photographs, autographs, pieces of furniture and other personal belongings of the musician, in addition to participating in various activities aimed at the promotion and dissemination of music.

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What can I do?

- Family activities at the Museu Pau Casals bring music closer to children in an entertaining way.
- Don't miss the musical Sundays, when a tour of the Museum is combined with a concert.
- A specific programme for Primary Education invites pupils to get to know Pau Casals through experimentation.

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Fundació Pau Casals
Av. Palfuriana
43880 Sant Salvador, el Vendrell (Tarragona)
(+34) 977 684 276

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The legacy of Pau Casals

The Pau Casals Foundation manages the personal and musical heritage that the cellist left in Catalonia