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Museu Pau Casals

El Vendrell

<p>The Pau Casals Museum is located in the summer house Pau Casals owned on the beach of Sant Salvador in the town of El Vendrell</p>

The Pau Casals Museum is located in the summer house Pau Casals owned on the beach of Sant Salvador in the town of El Vendrell

The museum is dedicated to the greatest cellist of all time, Pau Casals (1876-1973). It is in the summer house in Sant Salvador, El Vendrell, where the musician lived until 1939, when he was forced into exile by the Spanish Civil War. The present-day museum was opened in 2001 and shows the splendour of the house and Pau Casals’ life as a person, a musician and an advocate of peace.

A modern museographic presentation respects the original rooms of the house while showing the figure and the work of Pau Casals in an innovative, up-to-date fashion. The music, audiovisuals and original objects give visitors an emotive view of the musician’s life and thoughts, from his childhood to his maturity as a man of peace.

In this app you’ll find a small selection of the different areas you can see in the museum

SPACES

<p>An introduction to the museum with audiovisuals presenting Pau Casals, the house in Sant Salvador and the first years of his childhood in El Vendrell.</p>
The Birth of a Vocation
The Birth of a Vocation
<p>This was the family dining room. It was here that Pau Casals enjoyed meals and after-lunch or dinner conversations with his family and friends. Of particular note are Joaquim Mir&rsquo;s painting <em>Calafell</em> and part of Pau Casals&rsquo; collection of signed portraits of friends, politicians, intellectuals, musicians and composers.</p>
International Triumph
International Triumph
<p>In 1935 plans were drawn up for a concert hall and the Vigat&agrave; Gallery, where a splendid collection of 18<sup>th</sup>-century paintings by the artist Francesc Pla, "El Vigat&agrave;" was installed.</p>
Pau Casals. Universal Musician
Pau Casals. Universal Musician
<p>Area devoted to Pau Casals&rsquo; exile in Prada de Conflent</p>
Exile
Exile
<p>Room showing the video of Pau Casals at the United Nations in 1971</p>
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The Struggle for Peace
The Struggle for Peace

OBJECTS

<p><em>Calafell</em> by Joaquim Mir (1873-1940). Oil on canvas. Size: 96x111 cm</p>
Calafell by Joaquim Mir
Calafell by Joaquim Mir
<p><em>La Carabasseta</em>, a toy instrument made of a dried gourd, 1885.</p>
La Carabasseta
La Carabasseta
<p>United Nations Peace Medal.</p>
United Nations Peace Medal.
United Nations Peace Medal.
<p>Programme for a fund-raising concert Pau Casals performed for the French Red Cross in 1944</p>
Programme for a fund-raising c...
Programme for a fund-raising concert
<p>Pau Casals Orchestra programme. Spring Concerts 1933</p>
Pau Casals Orchestra programme
Pau Casals Orchestra programme

INFORMATION

ADDRESS
FEES
TELEPHONE
WEBSITE
http://www.paucasals.org
OPENING TIMES
GETTING HERE
EMAIL
museu@paucasals.org

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