Museums in Salou and surroundings. holidays and culture
Are there museums in Salou?
Although there are not many art galleries or museums in Salou, there are several historic houses and other notable places with public exhibitions open during the day. The only declared museum is in the Old Tower, but even he keeps a relatively low profile.
We briefly review the options of museums in Salou and surroundings. In Tarragona and Reus, right next to Salou, things change. In these 2 cities there is a great variety of museums and cultural activities.
La Masía Catalana is both an exhibition and a community center, so there is a lot to do here apart from seeing exhibitions. Lastly, the thousand-year-old olive trees in the center of Salou are a kind of natural history museum in themselves.
Catalan farmhouse Salou
The Catalan farmhouse was built in 1974 with authentic building materials taken from much older buildings. It offers a window into the past, recreating scenes of traditional life in the Catalan countryside and including a collection of farm implements and artifacts on display.
During the summer a craft market is held here, while at Christmas the local stable is used to create a charming nativity scene.
Hours: every day, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Address: Calle de L'Arquebisbe Pere de Cardona, Salou
Phone: +34 0977 383 235
The Old Tower dates from the 1530s, making it one of the oldest buildings in Salou. The exterior presents the coat of arms of Pere de Cardona and some other elements that date back to the 16th century. The interior has been updated and now houses the Museum of Contemporary Enamel Art. Be sure to stroll through the garden, with its exhibition of sculptures of the "Dance of Graces".
Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00
Casa Bonet (Xalet Bonet / Xalet Voramar)
Address: Salou, Spain, ES
This house is almost a century old and is a splendid example of the type of modernist architecture that the masters of the early 20th century were producing in Spain. One of Gaudí's students, Domènec Sugranyes i Gras, designed and built this elegant modernist building.
All rooms are richly decorated with murals depicting historical scenes. The architect's philosophy is engraved on a ceramic sundial in the garden: "take advantage of the time that passes and never comes back".
Opening hours: every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monumental Olive Trees (Passeig de la Segregació)
Address: Passeig de la Segregació, Salou, Spain, ES
Los Olivos Monumentales, an improbable natural history exhibition, is located outdoors on the Passeig de la Segregació. This collection of trees was transplanted at the end of the 1980s to commemorate the investiture of Salou as a municipality.
Brought from a spot in Maestrat, these 16 hundred-year-old trees are estimated to be around 1,000 years old and display enormous trunks and buttresses of great character.
Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to 19:00