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.
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.
Calella and Alt Maresme Fair
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.
IRONKIDS / IRONGIRLS
02/10/2021 10:00-12:00 Passeig Manuel Puigvert
IRONMAN Barcelona - Calella
IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona-Calella: 3rd October 2021 Typical distances: 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21.20 km run (half marathon).
IRONMAN Barcelona-Calella: 3rd October 2021 Distances: 3.8 km swim, 180 km cycling and 42.2 km run (marathon).