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Calella is a municipality of 19,000 people (2018) in the northern part of Barcelona (province) in Catalonia. It is the tourist capital of the Costa del Maresme and is a cosmopolitan city with a typical Mediterranean climate. Its central pedestrian and commercial area, green spaces and wide range accommodation offer make Calella an important tourist destination.

  • 1 Central Tourist Office, Sant Jaume, 231. Apr-Oct: M-Sa 09:30-13:00. Calella Tourist office (Q122518082) on Wikidata
  • 2 Railway station tourist office (Next to Train station). Closed Monday.

Get in


By plane


THe nearest airports are Barcelona El Prat Airport BCN IATA 60 km (37 mi) and Girona Costa Brava GRO IATA 50 km (31 mi)

By train


Served by Rodalies-RENFE Rodalies-Renfe trains  R1  line conects to Barcelona where you can change train to go to airport. It also goes to Maçanet-Massanes where you can change train to Girona (and connect to the Girona airport)

  • 3 Calella station, Calle Aselmo Clave, S/N. served by R1 line Calella station (Q8779454) on Wikidata

By car

  • The  C32  Motorway goes from Barcelona to Palafolls
  • The  N-2  goes parallel to C-32 but along the coast, crossing all villages

Get around




Calella has an excellent heritage in addition to some beautiful beaches.

  • Municipal Art Gallery: In the cultural centre, temporary exhibitions of photography and sculpture throughout the year.
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  • 1 Calella Lighthouse. Calella lighthouse from the 19th century has stunning views. Calella Lighthouse (Q15242338) on Wikidata Calella Lighthouse on Wikipedia
  • The Air Raid Shelter of Dalmau Park, built in 1937, to protect the civilian population from air-attacks during the Civil War. It had a capacity to shelter 3,600 people. It is part of the Memorial Spaces Network of Catalonia and in 2010 was restored to open it to the public. It is a cultural good of local interest by means of which it is possible to get to know one of the most important chapters in the history of Calella.
  • Passeig de Manuel Puigvert is a tree-lined promenade with centuries-old banana trees. It stretches parallel to the beach and has become one of the city's icons. Mayor Manuel Puigvert (1843-1913) embellished this environment, transforming it into a space to enjoy the shade and the sea breeze on hot summer afternoons. Jeroni Martorell had a magnificent balustrade built, decorated with lanterns, goblets and steps. The promenade hosts, among other activities, the Calella and Alt Maresme Fair.
  • 2 Sant Elm de Calella. It was built before the 15th century. The perils of the sea brought devotion to Saint Elm, and that is why the fishermen's brotherhood built the chapel by the sea. Sant Elm de Calella (Q20432144) on Wikidata
  • 3 St. Mary and St. Nicholas church (Església de Santa Maria i Sant Nicolau). The archpriestal church of Santa Maria de la Calella is a neoclassical-style building. It was constructed from 1747 onwards, when the bell tower collapsed and the previous church fell apart. It was expanded in 1785 according to plans by the master Moretó de Vic. The old building was constructed from 1543 to 1564, and from it, the large baroque-style entrance portal is preserved. St. Mary and St. Nicholas church (Q11920559) on Wikidata



The offer of activities in the city is very interesting especially in Summer.

  • Volleyball matches and beach soccer: several times a week the city's tourism area organises beach volleyball matches and beach soccer on the beaches for all those who want to participate.
  • Walk along the Lighthouse Route: a beautiful walk that culminates in the highest part of the city.
  • Visit 1 Calella beaches
    • Playa Garbi — Excellent beach with the Blue Flag award.
    • Playa Grande — Excellent beach with the Blue Flag award.
    • Playa de las Rocas — A small beach that is more like a cove. It is located under the cliffs of the lighthouse, has a nudist area.
  • Ironman Barcelona Calella: One of the stops of the official Ironman circuit. every year in October.
  • Road cycling: The city has hotels with adapted installations for cyclists, which offer services such as parking for bicycles, bike repair, areas for washing bikes, sports menus, flexible meal times. The railway serving the city accepts cycles.
You can train along the coast in the N-II road between El Masnou and Santa Susanna. Or try the road from Arenys to Port of Collsacreu to Sant Celoni.
In Sant Pol starts the bv-5128 and then the BV-5031 until Mataro. This route is a favorite among locals. They call it "el pollastre" (the chicken).




  • 1 Municipal Market. Noucentista style building built in 1927 in the old Plaça de l’Hostal (or del Rei). It consists of a single nave of 15x24 metres, and a porch on the main facade of Carrer Sant Joan. Next to it there is a water tower similar to that of the slaughterhouse. Mercat Municipal de Calella (Q20431963) on Wikidata



In the Carrer de la Esglesia there are a lot of shops for clothing, souvenirs, food, and also bars and restaurants.

  • 2 Shopping area. Shopping area of carrer de la església and carrer Sant Joan



You should try the typical Catalan breakfast, the Pa amb tomaquet, a bread toast with a thin layer of natural tomato accompanied by Serrano ham.

  • 1 Banys La Gavina, passeig Manuel Puigvert s/n (on the beach, in front of raiway station.), +34 695 349 307. €40.
  • 2 Llar Dels Pescadors (on the beach, near railway station), +34 629240000.
  • 3 Restaurante Chef Do Bacalhau, Carrer de Jovara, 31, +34 935 34 03 79. Portuguese
  • 4 Restaurant Tic Tac, Carrer de Jovara, 3, +34 937 66 08 08.
  • La Llar de Foc, Carrer d'Àngel Guimerà, 14, +34 937 69 19 48. grilled meats
  • 5 Restaurant Ca L'Isard, Carrer de Jovara, 109, +34 661 29 13 73.
  • Casa Carlos, Carrer del Turisme, 2, +34 937 69 05 74.
  • Restaurant Bon Lloc, Carrer de Jovara, 66, +34 937 69 59 60. Mediterranean cuisine
  • Restaurant la Peixateria, Carrer Policiana Teixidor, 1, +34 937 69 49 00. fish
  • EL HOGAR GALLEGO, Carrer de les Ànimes, 73, +34 937 66 20 27. Seafood
  • Luna Gaucha, Plaça de I'Ajuntament, 8, +34 937 69 19 46. Uruguayan
  • Los Extremeños (El Cielo Calella), Carrer de l'Església, 135, +34 931 44 40 77. Spanish food
  • Champanillo Calella, Carrer de Jovara, 148, +34 622 90 47 37. tapas


  • 1 Disco Phoenix, Carrer de Jovara, 36. Disco and dancing
  • 2 BoB's Disco & Bar, Passeig de les roques 13.
  • 3 Discoteca Oxygen, Carrer de Benavente, 20.
  • 4 Discoteca Kauai, Carrer de Valldebanador, 21.





Go next

Routes through Calella
MataroSant Pol de Mar  W Rodalies trains E  Santa SusannaBlanes
MataróSant Pol de Mar  W Motorway C-32 Mresme E  Santa SusannaBlanes
MataróSant Pol de Mar  W  E  Santa SusannaGirona

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