Calella, the holiday capital of the Costa del Maresme, has numerous outdoor terraces, restaurants and a lively nightlife which –along with its beaches– all make it an attractive destination for visitors.
The town centre of Calella extends for three kilometres and is bordered by beaches of golden sand on the Mediterranean and the tributaries of the Montnegre before they flow into the sea. Its outstanding location makes this a first-rate seaside resort, and it has received the Blue Flag European quality award on numerous occasions. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of water sports thanks to its mild year-round climate and the excellent facilities at its Yacht Club. The old part of this town near Barcelona is clustered around the church of Santa María, a neoclassical construction with a Baroque façade. Other buildings that are part of its architectural and artistic heritage include the Casa de los Salvador (14th century), Casa Sivilla (16th century) and the chapel of San Quirze and Santa Julita. The old Llobet-Guri factory and the Municipal Market are another two important monuments that are well worth a visit. The Dalmau Park is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy another view of the city. Its numerous pedestrian streets are ideal for strolling around the town centre, and the seafront promenade –which offers the chance to enjoy the Mediterranean face of Calella– leads visitors to the lighthouse area. This maritime construction has become the symbol of the city, and stands on a promontory overlooking the whole coastline. Also worth seeing near here are the ancient towers intended for optical telegraphy which were previously dotted all the way up and down the coast.