GHT Balmes Hotel, Aparthotel & SPLASH
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GHT Balmes Hotel, Aparthotel & SPLASH***

C/ Balmes, 123

Tel: + 34 937691694 - Fax: + 34 937690581 - balmes@ghthotels.com
From 26.40 /pax

Calella - Costa de Barcelona - Maresme

Calella, certified in FAMILY TOURISM, SPORTS TOURISM and CYCLING TOURISM, which hosts a large number of sporting and cultural events, and somewhere to enjoy the nice beach and shopping at the  mall in the center of town.

Calella receives this recognition for being a good example of how the sport is a tool for health, social cohesion, education and respect, values promoted by the association ACES.

Recreational Activities

Recreational Activities

Boowling Ski Bob Catamaran and other vessels Mini golf Paintball



Family Holiday Activities in Calella

Family Holiday Activities in Calella

In Calella, from late June to early September, will organize various free activities for our tourists, especially for those who want to enjoy a family holiday, such as kayaking, bubble baths, inflatables at the beach, mini-club in the beach, salsa lessons on the beach, excursion to visit the lighthouse, etc. ....
You can also visit the town by the route of the "carrilet" the little train thatruns through the city.
Ask for information at your arrival






MARAVENTURA-Inflatable water park at sea

MARAVENTURA-Inflatable water park at sea

Calella opens first water park at sea Catalunya


From 23 June untill 12 September
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Price: 10 € / hour (8 € / hour between 13:00 and 16:00 for customers with an identification bracelet that will be delivered at the hotel reception)


This is a sports circuit, American track type. It has an area of 800 m² and is constantly monitored by lifeguards and monitors. Users, from six years old or that exceed 120 inches, must wear a jacket armilla to access the facility. Upon payment of eight euros, interested parties can be for an hour in the inflatables.





MUSEUM OF TOURISM

MUSEUM OF TOURISM

Calella is the first city in the world to have a museum dedicated to tourism. The visit to the museum offers a walk through the history of tourism, since the routes of early travelers and explorers to the present. In addition, through the journey through the different spaces, visitors will share in an emotional approach to all that the trip is about the discovery of new ways of doing and thinking and enrichment which is the act of traveling. Come in and start enjoying it ...!









Parc Dalmau

Parc Dalmau

Dalmau Park, awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014 and located in the very center of Calella, was created in 1928, by Jeroni Martorell. It has an area of ​​approximately 18.4 hectares and is a wonderful natural gardens with rich Mediterranean forests, formed by stone pines and oaks. The Fountain of the Lions and the courtyard of "l'Ós" are parts of the urbanization tasks of the forest of Can Pelayo, following the project's architect Jeroni Martorell. The courtyard is in the middle and has spaces for play and recreation for children and summer home to the Sardana Gathering and outdoor concerts. Dalmau Park is ideal for those who like to enjoy nature and the shadows between gardens full of tranquility.


Museu Arxiu Municipal Josep Mª Codina i Bagué

Museu Arxiu Municipal Josep Mª Codina i Bagué

The Josep M. Codina i Bagué Municipal Archives and Museum, in the historic centre of this town, is a multidisciplinary local museum that also researches, conserves and disseminates various aspects of the town’s heritage. It is located in a large 17th century manor house, with a spacious courtyard that connects it to the town archives, that are housed in a new building on Carrer de Bartrina. The museum covers a surface area of 1,145 m2.

IRONMAN  Barcelona - Calella

IRONMAN Barcelona - Calella

2019


IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona-Calella: 19th May 2019 Typical distances: 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21.20 km run (half marathon).


IRONMAN Barcelona-Calella: 6th October 2019 Distances: 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km run (marathon)







IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona - Calella

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona - Calella

2019


IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona-Calella: 19th May 2019 Typical distances: 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21.20 km run (half marathon).


IRONMAN Barcelona-Calella: 6th October 2019 Distances: 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km run (marathon)


 


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IRONKIDS / IRONGIRLS

IRONKIDS / IRONGIRLS

18/05/2019  10:00-12:00  Passeig Manuel Puigvert


05/10/2019  10:00-12:00  Passeig Manuel Puigvert



CATALONIA FORMULA 1 CHAMPIONSHIP  - MONTMELO  10/5 - 12/5  2019

CATALONIA FORMULA 1 CHAMPIONSHIP - MONTMELO 10/5 - 12/5 2019

10/5 - 12/5  2019


 Come and enjoy this exciting show ...! It is unique ... You can stay in Calella or Lloret, villages surrounding the circuit..

Boat trips along the coast

Boat trips along the coast

Regular maritime passenger transport line authorised by the Generalitat de Catalunya (regional government). Our shipping company has been organising excursions along the Costa Brava coast for more than 50 years.



CHAMPIONSHIP MOTO GP CATALONIA - MONTMELÓ  14/6 - 16/6  2019

CHAMPIONSHIP MOTO GP CATALONIA - MONTMELÓ 14/6 - 16/6 2019

14/6 - 16/6  2019


The excitement of seeing the bikes round the circuit is huge .....! You can stay in Calella or Lloret, villages surrounding the circuit.

Sardana Festival  (1-2/06/2019)

Sardana Festival (1-2/06/2019)

When: The first weekend in June


 


The Calella sardana festival dates back to 1926 and is known as Catalonia’s Ancestral Sardana Festival; the oldest of its kind. Each year, sardana dancers from around the country come to Calella for this unique event, held in the wonderful setting of the Passeig de Manuel Puigvert and the Parc Dalmau, accompanied by the best cobles (sardana bands) in Catalonia.





Cycling routes in Calella

Cycling routes in Calella

8 cycling routes of different distances, slopes and degrees of difficulty ranging from 51 to 151 km have Calella as a starting and ending point.

These cycling routes fall within the Council's desire to promote quality tourism, sports and family and are classified and accessible to the user, depending on the difficulty, level and kilometers of route. Examples of some routes are: Calella-Canet, Calella-Tordera, Calella-Tossa de Mar or Mountain routes such as Calella-Santa Fe del Montseny or Calella-Turó de l'Home (1.712 m ASL)




21st  Screamin' Festival   3-9/06/2019

21st Screamin' Festival 3-9/06/2019

A 50`s Rock n' Roll Holyday Festival


Screamin' combines incredible music, unbelievable top DJs and the sea and sun of Calella. Imagine beach parties all day long and Rockin' music till the wee hours. A week-long vacation that transports you into a relaxed yet wild world of like-minded people from all over the globe.



Bicycle Touring in Catalonia

Bicycle Touring in Catalonia

Catalonia, and especially the Costa Brava and Costa Barcelona - Maresme, are privileged sites for the practice of bicycle touring, which involves cycling without competitive spirit, using the bicycle as a mean of physical exercise, fun, transportation or tourism.

Great weather, beautiful landscapes, mountain, beach, and a comprehensive network of routes make Catalonia an ideal place for cycling.








Vies Braves - Sea Swimming Lanes

Vies Braves - Sea Swimming Lanes

Vies Braves is an open water public network of marine itineraries designed for sports, leisure and teaching activities.

Signs and buoys provide a safe way of enjoying open waters and exploring the shoreline from the sea.

Vies Braves allow you to combine activities such as swimming and snorkelling with trekking or running, as most of the routes run parallel to the existing coastal paths all along the shore, therefore affording the landscape’s discovery from different perspectives.

Vies Braves is a public-private initiative, unique in the world, designed to foster landscape as a touristic destiny for open water swimming and snorkelling.









Tricircuit SPRINT 09/06/2019

Tricircuit SPRINT 09/06/2019

SWIMMING 750M


CYCLING 20 KM


RUNNING 5 KM





Local Festivals

Local Festivals

Calella has two town festivals, that of Sant Quirze and Santa Julita on the 16th June (patrons of the town) and that of Minerva, on the 23rd September, The festival of patron saints on the 16th June is also known as the “little festival”. People come out to eat in the streets and all of Calella’s various organisations play a very active part in the different events. The Festa Major de la Minerva on the 23rd September is the “big festival”. It has a bit of everything: the call to the festa major, the giants’ parade, the dance of the pubilla (the girl in traditional costume), outdoor bars for the young people, concerts and more.





SANT JOAN FESTIVAL

SANT JOAN FESTIVAL

Since ancient times, we welcome the summer solstice with celebrations of fire. We light bonfires the shortest night of the year in honour of the sun and to ward off evil spirits, and it is common to get rid of old furniture and unwanted items as a symbol of life renovation and purification. Saint John's Eve is a magical night where the city dresses in its best to celebrate the official beginning of summer, with fireworks, sparklers and dancing until sunrise.



AUGUST OPEN-AIR CELEBRATION

AUGUST OPEN-AIR CELEBRATION

It is a night to share, where we have dinner in the streets at long tables with neighbours and guests. The usual nightlife is concentrated in the centre and you can hear music everywhere



Catalunya Open Dards International   7-8/09/2019

Catalunya Open Dards International 7-8/09/2019

7-8/09/2019  Fàbrica LLobet


The Catalonia Open Darts and the FCD Anniversary Open, two rankings for WDF and BDO, with invitations for the prestigious Winmau World Masters and to the Playoffs Lakeside World Pro. Don't miss the event.


 



Calella and Alt Maresme Fair   20-23/09/2019

Calella and Alt Maresme Fair 20-23/09/2019

In the shade of the centenarian plantain trees of the Passeig de Manuel Puigvert, the whole family can enjoy the Calella and Alt Maresme Fair for a few days. Traditions and craft products from all over Catalonia are here for anyone to purchase. It is an unmissable event for those who love ancient traditions and it’s a unique opportunity to fill one’s pantry with high-quality products.



International Folk Festival   7-8/09/2019

International Folk Festival 7-8/09/2019

When: 7-8/09/2019 


The primary purpose of the International Folk Festival is one of cultural exchange and the dissemination and promotion of traditional arts. The cultural diversity, music, dance, craftsmanship and other forms of popular and traditional arts encourage public participation and invite visitors to experience the quality and visual spectacle of the companies and groups taking part.



Oktoberfest  Calella   28/9-13/10/2019

Oktoberfest Calella 28/9-13/10/2019

The festival kicks off with the ceremony of the opening of the barrel in a venue decorated in the purest Bavarian style with furniture specially brought over from Munich and bands from all over Europe playing every night. Some of these bands are made up of more than sixty musicians in traditional costume. When it comes to the beer, on average more than 40,000 litres are drunk during the three weeks of the festival. The very best traditional German cuisine is also on offer, such as bratwurst, kartoffelsalat, schnitzel and much more.



European Choir Festival   'Canta al Mar' 23-27/10/2019

European Choir Festival "Canta al Mar" 23-27/10/2019

European Choir Festival "Canta al Mar"


Enjoy with your choir or as a spectator of this event, relaxing in the Catalan Mediterranean coast! Sun, beach, sea, singing ... A festival of choirs combining culture and fun.