Exploring

Exploring Vilanova i la Geltru

Monday we took our car in to have a few things fixed or adjusted. We took the car to Terracar in Vilanova where we purchased it. We hoped it would be just a couple of hours but when we dropped it off at 9:30am they said it may be 6-7pm before it was ready. Oh well. Our plan was to walk down into town and wander around. We’ve done a bit of this before but we keep saying we need to take the time to see what is here.

I’ve told you about their market which is held every Saturday. Vilanova is also a major fishing port which means that you buy fish that was caught that morning. At first glance you would look at Vilanova and think it is just an industrial city but there is so much more to it.

We started with breakfast on their gorgeous Rambla Principal, which is one of Catalonia’s longest Ramblas. Lined with shops and restaurants it is a great place to people watch also. Then we just started walking. No particular place to go. Just wandering.

We walked around a corner and saw this.

We would discover that it is Parròquia de Sant Antoni Abat.

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Incredible streets.

Tile.

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The year 1722.

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Around other corners we found these.

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History.

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Have to watch your first step out of this gate. Wonder what it was like originally.

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And this…

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Plaça de la Vila.

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Love this. 1860 something above the door.

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As we walked past this construction site we stopped in our tracks when we noticed the old art work on the wall. Portraits. Wouldn’t you just to love to know the history of these?

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We walked down to the Biblioteca Museu Víctor Balaguer museum but it was closed.

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We did a bit of shopping while we wandered around. We found a fabric shop and some fabric we loved to replace a curtain in our kitchen that hides the washer and dryer. We checked out a bookstore and bought a book on Catalonia. Muy Mucho where we bought some outdoor lights and pasta bowls.

We had tapas on La Rambla and enjoyed more people watching.

Around 4pm we got a call that our car was ready. Woohoo! It was easy to pass the day and we had wanted to get to know Vilanova better so it worked out perfectly. We have a lot more to explore there. Many more things to check off the list.

 

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