Situated under 50 kilometres from Barcelona, near Montnegre Natural Park, Calella is a first class tourist destination. It boasts three Blue Flag beaches in addition to Garbí Beach which was awarded the "Q" for quality. Furthermore, the town has many accommodation options with 13,958 hotel rooms, camp sites and apartments combining to make Calella one of the country's most important tourist destinations.
The tourism boom in the 60s had an impact on the development of many towns on Spain's Mediterranean coast in both everyday life and the physiognomy of their streets. Calella's heritage is not that well known but it is of considerable interest. Plaza de la Vilas is a highlight: during the 14th century it hosted a market that fostered the town's growth.
Calella's lighthouse, which was built in 1856 on a hill 50 metres high, is one of the symbols of this town.
Shopping, museums, monuments, carnival, cuisine... Calella has an extensive range of cultural options you can enjoy year round.
Barcelona has become one of Spain's most visited tourist destinations. It certainly knows how to please tourists. With one of the longest history's in Europe, Barcelona is a stunning city that never sleeps. We can't forget to mention the beautiful beaches along the Costa Brava, near Barcelona. Furthermore, the variety of artistic treasures, Romanesque churches and work by big names from modern art and architecture (such as Dalí, Gaudí, Miró and Picasso) combine to make Barcelona a unique European city.