The building

The Romantic Museum Can Llopis exhibits the environment, milieu, works and habits of a noble family from Sitges during the nineteenth century. The museum houses the collection of Romanticism, the collection of dolls of Lola Anglada and, in the future, the Maritime Collection of Emerencià Roig Raventós.

The sobriety of the building’s exterior decoration offers a complete contrast to the busy interior, which provides the visitor the opportunity to step back in time and become immersed in the everyday environment of a wealthy family in the nineteenth century.

Throughout the various rooms on the ‘Noble Floor’ (the music room, ballroom, dining room, bedrooms) one can see evidence of a variety of styles, wall paintings, porcelain from Saxony, glass from Murano and Bohemia, musical instruments, watches and numerous personal items. You can also see the evolution of different lighting systems that existed in the XIX century; in particular the change from candle lighting to the advent of gas lighting.

The first floor gallery and garden are two of the most attractive and evocative places to be found in this house. In the gallery you can see two walls decorated with childhood scenes and, on the flooring, a Bis Bis from the Napoleonic period, a game consisting of forty-nine polychrome tiles. This is evidence of how Llopis and his guests would spend their free time.

The wine cellar also deserves particular attention as it was here where Llopis developed what became his famous Malvasia. Today, the Hospital of St. John the Baptist owns both the brand and the vineyards which it inherited from the last heir of Can Llopis, whose desire it was to keep the institution growing and to ensure the quality of the Malvasia from Sitges.