Find out what to do
in the surroundings of Calella
Take advantage of your holiday in Calella to visit these nearby cities and provincial capitals where you will find a variety of neighbourhoods, buildings, monuments and other very interesting attractions: Barcelona and Girona.
Barcelona, a big city full of places of interest
The distance between Calella and Barcelona is about 1 hour by train and 40 minutes by car on the motorway.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the city with the second highest population in Spain. It is a cosmopolitan and modern city that became known worldwide for the 1992 Olympics, which completely transformed and modernized it. It is also known for the works of the famous architect Antoni Gaudí, and his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, begun in 1882 and still under construction. He was the maximum exponent of Catalan modernist architecture.
If you are wondering what else to visit in Barcelona during your holidays, we recommend the following: Park Güell, Casa Batlló, La Pedrera, Las Ramblas, Plaza Cataluña, El Portal del Ángel, Olympic Harbour, Maremagnum, Tibidabo, Torre de Collserola, Barcelona Football Club Stadium and Museum, Barceloneta quarter and beach, Gothic Quarter, The Cathedral
As you can see, Barcelona offers endless interesting places to visit!
* Find out here the info to access Barcelona by car with a foreign registration.
Girona, a charming city
The Girona-Calella route is 1 hour by train and 50 minutes by car by national road.
Girona is a city built on the interaction of different cultures. This small city has a special charm thanks to its old town, where it is worth getting lost and discovering hidden corners.
There are many things to see in Girona but we recommend Santa María Cathedral, which has the widest Gothic nave in the world, the Jewish Quarter, the old city centre, the streets that have not changed in recent centuries, the Arabic Baths, and the Onyar houses, characteristic of the old quarter and overlooking the Onyar River as it passes through the city. All their riverside façades are painted with a chromatic palette made by Enric Ansesa.
Map of the Maresme
The Maresme is one of the coastline counties of Catalonia and considered the most flourishing region in all of Catalonia. Poured into the Mediterranean Sea, it is located between the river Tordera (north) and the town of Montgat (included in the region, south). On the other side of its northern border, past the river Tordera, is the town of Blanes, where the Costa Brava begins, and past its southern border, beyond Montgat, begins the region of Barcelonès. Thus, in addition to bordering the Mediterranean, following the coast, the Maresme borders the coastal counties of Barcelonès (south) and La Selva (north). Inland it only borders the Vallès Oriental region. In addition the Maresme includes part of the natural regions of the mountain ranges of Marina, Montnegre and Corredor. This geomorphological richness makes the Maresme a coastal region with strong contrasts and a great diversity of landscapes.
One of the main attractions of the Maresme, for both tourists and residents, are the magnificent beaches that characterize the 16 coastal villages of the region.
You can choose between the extensive golden sand beaches or the small rocky coves of white sand, these are two great options for an unforgettable time. 52 kilometers of coastline where we can stop to put the towel and take a bath. The beaches of the region are mainly characterized by the quality of their waters, which means that the Maresme has ten beaches with the blue flag, three with the Q for tourist quality and a tenth with the seal for the tourism sustainability Biosphere commitment.
The mild climate and sunny days throughout the year make the Maresme coastline a perfect setting for water sports and a wide range of activities such as diving, fishing, paddle surfing or the kayak, in addition to being a spectacle in sight.