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.

Nearby towns


Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second most populated city in Spain. It is a modern, cosmopolitan city like all major cities by the sea, in this case, the Mediterranean. Barcelona became more famous because of the Olympic Games held there in 1992, which completely transformed and modernized the city. It is also well-known for the works of the world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudí and his masterpiece, the basilica of the Sagrada Família, begun in 1882 and as yet unfinished. This building is the ultimate example of Catalan modernist architecture. Other works by Gaudí are also well-known and popular with visitors, such as the Parc Güell, Casa Batlló and Casa Milà, commonly known as La Pedrera.
Other places to visit in Barcelona include the Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya, Portal de l'Àngel, Port Olímpic and Maremagnum, Tibidabo and the Torre de Collserola, Barcelona Football Club’s stadium and museum, the Barceloneta district, the Gothic Quarter and the cathedral. As you can see, there is something for everyone in Barcelona!


Girona has the charm of a big city, but without the crowds; it’s a city it’s a city that always surprises pleasantly.  Because it’s so small and has been dominated by so many different cultures, Girona has a special charm about it that few cities in the world have. It was founded by Iberians from the Indigets tribe, but the Romans did not take long to conquer it for their military interests. They called in Gerunda. It then passed into the hands of the Visigoths and the Muslims, until the Emperor Charlemagne conquered it and founded the Spanish March as a buffer zone to defend his territory from Islam. Herein lie the origins of what today is Catalonia. There are plenty of things to see in Girona, but we recommend the Cathedral, which has the widest gothic nave in the world; the Jewish Quarter in the old city centre, where the streets have not changed their configuration for centuries; the Arab baths and the Onyar houses, so characteristic of the old quarters, overhanging the Onyar river as it flows through the city. Each of these houses is painted on the river side to follow a colour pattern designed by Enric Ansesa. You can reach Girona by bus or train by new line RG1. Timetable and map below.


Figueres is known worldwide as being the location of the famous Teatre-Museu Dalí, devoted exclusively to the work of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. Figueres is the last major town before one reaches France, and this is why it has become a strategic location and a hub, a gateway and a stopping-point for travellers and tourists entering and leaving Spain. Situated in the middle of an extensive alluvial plain, Figueres is the capital of the county of Alt Empordà, its economic and socio-cultural centre. The county’s tourism industry makes it the nerve centre of the Costa Brava, which is one of the Catalonia’s most important tourist areas. Its illustrious sons include Salvador Dalí, Narcís Monturiol (inventor of the submarine) and Toni Soler, a renowned Catalan playwright who is also the presenter of a TV programme, Polònia.


Olot is a town that is known for its nature: it forms part of the Garrotxa Volcanic Area Nature Park. The district of Olot has four volcanoes; Montolivet, Montsacopa, Garrinada and Bisaroques. The area surrounding Olot also has a rich natural heritage with numerous springs, the Aiguamolls de la Deu marshes and La Moixina (a forest with marshes), the Fageda d'en Jordà beech forest (unique in Catalonia and in the Mediterranean climate, as it is on flat ground), the volcanoes of Santa Margarida (with a large crater and a chapel at its centre) and Croscat (with a huge slash in it resulting from clay extraction and which provides a view of the internal layers of clay). It is a member of the European Landscape Network.


Besalú is one of Catalonia’s most important and well-preserved medieval towns. Its geographical location was favourable to human settlement already in ancient times and made it a meeting point for different cultures that have enriched the town’s architectural heritage.
As you wander the streets and squares that retain their strong medieval character, you can see and visit the various buildings that make it so unique. Strolling along the streets of Besalú is like taking a trip a thousand years into the past.
Besalú became more important as the capital of an independent county following the death of Wilfred the Hairy (897), but it lost this status when Bernat III (the son-in-law of Ramon Berenguer III) died without an heir; as a result, the county of Besalú passed into the hands of the House of Barcelona. In 1966, it was declared a “National Historic/Artistic Heritage” because of its great architectural value.