Josep M. Codina i Bagué Municipal Museum-Archive
The Museum-Municipal Archive of Calella researches, preserves and disseminates the city's historical and artistic heritage. Originally founded in June 1959 on the initiative of a group of people from Calella, it was not until 1979 that its collections, distributed in different rooms and sections, were opened to the public.
On the ground floor you will visit the rooms of the textile industry, old tools and trades, the history of the Calella overseas trade, malacology, archeology, numismatics, mineralogy and ceramics. On the other hand, on the stairs there are a series of drawings and paintings by the local artist Lluís Gallart i Garcia.
On the first floor you can visit the current temporary exhibition and on the second you will find the reproduction of a traditional kitchen, the dressing rooms and the reconstruction of the old pharmacy Barri, modernist style, with all the tools and original furniture.
Calella Tourism Museum
Calella Tourism Museum! A walk through the history of tourism in the world and in Calella.
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm to 9pm. Sundays and public holidays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Prices: normal visit 2 €. Reduced visit 1 €. Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month.
Calella Lighthouse Interpretation Center
The Center aims to explain its communication relations with its environment from three points of view:
- Maritime communications, due to their intrinsic function of orienting boats.
- The terrestrial communications, through the optical telegraphy that we can contemplate in the Turrets, touching the Lighthouse.
- Urban communication with the city through the church bells and the various bell towers.
The contents are explained in an entertaining way through audiovisuals and texts in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English.The Center is designed to be visited by both adults and children and for this reason has several interactive and participatory games aimed at young people.
Outside the Center, the facility has an excellent viewpoint from which you can enjoy privileged views of the city of Calella, the sea and the coast and beyond, the mountains of the Montnegre i Corredor natural park.
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 5pm to 9pm. Prices: normal visit 2 €. Reduced visit 1 €. Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month.
Dalmau Park anti-aircraft shelters
The Dalmau Park Anti-Aircraft Shelter was put into operation in 1937. Calella City Council, in collaboration with the Democratic Memorial, restored and signposted the Dalmau Park Anti-Aircraft Shelter to make it visitable, inaugurating the space on April 11, 2010 and including it in the Network of Spaces of the Memory of Catalonia.
The visit is complemented by explanatory panels and its own museography, as well as the audiovisual "Testimonies of War" where several people from Calella explain their experiences during the years of the civil war and the postwar period.
Calella - Moments of Flowers
As its name suggests,Moments of Flowers is a flower show in some different areas of the city and public and private gardens, that have a special value and, over the years, have witnessed the history of Calella. Spaces that are generally closed and, taking advantage of this event will be open to be admired and enjoyed by all citizens.
Saturday 28 from 17: 00-21: 00h and Sunday 29 from 10: 00-14: 00h and from 17:00 to 21: 00h in various spaces in the city.
Gran Fondo Calella 29/05/2022
A new edition of the Gran Fondo Calella SCOTT has arrived, a cycling tour where you will feel the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea in the morning to reach the better ports, both demanding and spectacular from the Montseny Natural Park and then return to the finish line touching the Mediterranean breeze again. The test runs through some of the best ports where the Tour of Catalonia passes and you will be able to relive the experiences of cycling professionals.
An emblematic march and the best cycling touring experience!
GREAT FUND 146 Km 2,700 m + : Without a doubt, this is the five-star route, due to the beauty of the roads through which it passes.
MIDDLE DEPTH 102 Km 1,900 m + : A moderately demanding route in terms of hardness, for prepared people.
SHORT DEPTH 86 Km 1,300 m+ : A tour through the "massís del Montseny", accessible to all audiences depending on the level of demand you put on yourself.
CHAMPIONSHIP MOTO GP CATALONIA - MONTMELÓ
The excitement of seeing the bikes round the circuit is huge .....! You can stay in Calella or Lloret, villages surrounding the circuit.
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.
22nd Screamin' Festival in Calella
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.
Local Festivals Calella
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.
The show is a compendium of 12 19th century habaneras from Mexico, performed by the Girona soprano Indira Ferrer and accompanied on guitar by Mauri Campos and Carles Casanovas.
Tickets are available at www.entrapolis.com and at the box office every Thursday from 7 to 8 pm and two hours before the same day.
1st Tavern Singing and Habaneras Calella-Maresme Festival
The first edition of the 2022 Calella-Maresme Havaneres Season aims to be the setting for the programming of songs and concerts to promote sea and tavern music, but also to encourage and recover it.
- June 19 at 18:00 in Sala Mozart: show of Mexican habaneras with string music and the participation of the local group Faroners de Calella.
- August 27 at 19:00 in Passeig Manuel Puigvert: second edition of the Tavernhava with which the association was announced in the summer of 2021. They will have the participation of the groups la Vella Lola, from Arenys de Mar, and Lighthouse keepers of Calella. The Maresme tavern and habanera singing show. It will be a seafaring evening in a very emblematic place!
- October 22nd and 23rd, at Teatre Sala Mozart, a show A ritme de 2 x 4 that will allow a musical review of the history of the genre, from the contradanza to the habanera (We present 10 habaneras that have a journey from 1829 to 1927 and that allows us to see the change that the genre has undergone during this period of 100 years, the first is only musical and the 2 x 4 rhythm has already been set, and we end with 'Siboney', which no one thinks is a habanera because it is sung lyrically).
Tickets for the sardine or for the concert at entrapolis.com
Calella Folk Festival 20/6-02/7/2022
Church Square - Free admission with limited capacity-
Dance and music go hand in hand to express the identity of a people. Their cultural legacy is transmitted over the years through popular dances and the accompanying melodies, which are the most vivid example of a country. From South Africa to Western Asia, passing through Europe and South America, all peoples show their identity through their traditional dances, and each year they have a meeting point in Calella with the International Festival of Folklore and Music Bands.
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.
Every Friday at 17:00 on Passeig Manuel Puigvert, children's outdoor performances.
The NEC is a consolidated festival of Calella summer nights. The warm days invite you to enjoy the nights, when the sun goes down and the Mediterranean breeze cools the streets. This is when the smell and sound of the sea invades the city. In Calella we are very sensitive to this feeling and love enjoying together. We fill the terraces and the promenade seems like a parade. In summer, when the holidays allow us to stay up till late and be lazy in the morning is when music and shows conquer the city.
Listening of sardanas
Every Sunday, on the Passeig de Mar, at 5.30 pm, listening of sardanas by different couples:
04/07: cobla Mil·lenària
11/07: cobla Ciudad de Girona.
18/07: cobla Marinada.
25/07: cobla Berga Jove.
Ital Youth Sound Calella
Reggae music will be the protagonist of the summer in Calella with the return of a festival born in 2019 by the local association Ital Youth Sound.
The main novelty is that the program is expanded and diversified beyond the concerts on the beach.
The intention is for the festival to last many more hours and not only will there be concerts, but we will be scheduling free social and cultural activities.
Living Culture, looking at the lighthouse
Live music on the sand of Garbí beach.
Org: Ital Youth Sound
Arts d'Estiu Festival Costa de Barcelona
Don't miss this festival where you can enjoy the performances of great artists as well as a pre and post festival proposal that you will fall in love with, at the Summer Arts Village.
And to make matters worse, book at one of our hotels in Calella and don't be in a hurry at the end of the night.
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.
Tricircuit SPRINT Calella
The Calella triathlon is a combined and endurance sports event, in which the participant performs three segments: swimming, cycling and running. The order is as indicated and the stopwatch will not stop during the entire competition. It will be held on Sunday June 7 with the first of the departures at 09h in the morning.
Swimming: 750m - Cycling: 20km - Race on foot: 5km
Catalunya Open Dards International
Every year on Saturday before the Catalonia Open, starts the Catalunya Open International Darts a week of competitions combining darts and free time in Calella. A perfect warm-up for the double date of the weekend and a excellent plain for familys and friends. The programming of individual competitions, couples and triplets, both male, female and mixed, allowing to have competitions of darts for the whole family and for those who seek a good atmosphere of darts and leisure at the same time.
The final with the Catalonia Open Darts and the FCD Anniversary Open, two rankings for the world ranking, with invitations for the prestigious World Masters and to the Playoffs World Pro. Don't miss the event.
31st Jazz and Blues festival in Calella
On September 15 till 18, in Calella we celebrate the 31st Jazz and Blues festival with 13 activities. Most of them are free but there are the two main concerts that are held on Saturday and have a price of € 15.
Add your ticket / s for both concerts in your hotel reservation, selecting the concert after having chosen your stay and before finalizing the reservation.
In addition, this year will also be the 1st World Harmonics Congress. A whole new event you can't miss!
Calella-Costa de Barcelona Half Marathon
The Maresme coast, with Calella at its epicenter, is hosting the 13th edition of the Costa Barcelona Maresme Half Marathon. A classic test of the half marathon calendar in Catalonia and with a very flat route, ideal for making a personal mark. Up to 1,000 runners will be able to compete in this event, which passes through the towns of Calella, Pineda de Mar, Santa Susanna and Malgrat de Mar. Everything, just a few meters from the coast so that the circuit is flat.
Calella Film Festival
When autumn has come and the sunlight shows the shortest days, our city becomes a stage of emerging talent and creative activity. During a whole week the magic of the seventh art is exhibited in all its glory with the Calella Film Festival, one of the essential cultural events of Calella summer that brings us the best quality cinema from all over the world.
IRONMAN Barcelona - Calella
IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona-Calella: 2nd October 2021 Typical distances: 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21.20 km run (half marathon).
IRONMAN Barcelona-Calella: 2nd October 2022 Distances: 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km run (marathon).