‘Fortunately, even though I have travelled to so many foreign countries ... the child of El Vendrell has never left me.’
Born in El Vendrell in 1876, Pau Casals became involved with music at a young age because his father was a church organist. At 23, he began his professional career and eventually went on to perform at some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. However, Casals continued to spend months at a time living in his home in Sant Salvador beach, which now houses the Vil·la Pau Casals Museum, and he is buried in the El Vendrell cemetery.
How to get to El Vendrell
Because of its geographical location, the town of El Vendrell serves as a transport hub, both for roads and highways and for the railroads.
El Vendrell can be reached by taking exit 31 from the AP-7 motorway or exit 3 from the C-32 dual carriageway.
There are also two train stations that service the town: the El Vendrell station and the Sant Vicenç de Calders station.