El Vendrell, at any time of year
Due to its location at a crossroads that is open to the sea, El Vendrell has historically been regarded as a site of passage and a meeting point for cultures, commercial exchanges and for disseminating ideas. From the beginning of the twentieth century, its beaches, families from El Vendrell and from Barcelona visited its beaches in the summer and from the 1950s, the municipality started to experience the tourist boom with the arrival of foreign visitors, giving rise to tourism based largely on sun and sand.
During recent years, great efforts have been made to combine this attraction with cultural, spa and gastronomic service offerings. For this reason, today El Vendrell, which has almost 8 km of beaches located in a protected coastal area (Les Madrigueres), is a spa town with an important cultural heritage and superb cuisine. It also offers visitors the opportunity to practise sport and enjoy leisure activities such as Nordic walking or snorkelling.
As regards culture, El Vendrell has an important network of museums which includes the Villa and Museum of Pau Casals, on San Salvador beach, the Birth house of Pau Casals on c/Santa Anna, which also houses the House and Museum of Àngel Guimerà, the Deu Museum in Plaza Nova and the Foundation of the sculptor Apel•les Fenosa in Portal del Pardo. This museum circuit is completed by the Pau Casals Auditorium which has a programme of concerts organising in different stable cycles during the whole year, with the International Festival being the most important of them all.
In sum, El Vendrell is a town with excellent communications that offers many attractions for visitors at any time of year.