Interesting places

Contact the Tourist Office for information on free activities on the beach for children and families, inflatables, foam parties, animation,hiking, salsa, canoe, beach volleyball and footbal

 

Squares

Town Hall Square : Pedestrian area situated in the centre of the town with several terrace coffee shops, a kiosk selling daily newspapers and a restaurant.

Church Square: Situated next to the Town Hall square. The church initially dates back to 1539 since when there have been several refurbishments. The main pedestrian shopping street starts here, hence the name Church street.

Vicenç Ferrer Square: Can be found between Church Street and Jovara Street and from here there is an underpass to the sea front. There is also a small children’s play area, benches and a coffee shop with a terrace.

Spanish Square: Situated between the Town Hall Square and the Riera de Capaspre (Old river bed). This square is known as the “donut” square and in the middle there is a sculpture of a sailing boat in memory of the old sailors from Calella of the 1950’s. The square is surrounded with terrace coffee shops and restaurants.

Parks

Dalmau: Also known as “the pine trees”. This is a very large park of approximately 18.4 hectares, with 2 children’s play areas, gardens and Mediterranean forests. At the top of the park there is the “patio del’os” an ideal place for walking with children and being in touch with the beautiful natural surroundings. Look at a map to see all the different routes, from panoramic to cultural and botanic you can find in this park.

The Eucalyptus: This park starts beside the train station and finishes at the end of Calella in the area known as “new town”, which belongs to Pineda de Mar. It has a children’s play area and an area for animals.

Manel Puigvert Promenade: Also know as the “sea front promenade”. Ideal place for walking along beside the sea and under the shade of the Palm trees. There are two bar and restaurant terraces, one just in front of the train underpass and the other in the middle, both restaurants have alongside them a children’s play area.There are several pedestrian entrances along the length of the promenade.

Garbi Promenade: In front of the hotel zone beginning with the wooden bridge at the end of the “Capaspre River bed”. Here you can find a bicycle lane and many benches to rest on. It is a pleasant promenade to walk, run or cycle along.

Walking Routes

If you enjoy nature walking, from Calella we have 3 established and signed walks which you can find on the attached map.

1. The Squirrel walk: 3 km. taking approximately one hour.
2. The Seagull walk: 3 km. taking approximately one and a half hours.
3. The Fox walk: 10 km. taking approximately 2 and a half hours.

Architectural Walk

If you enjoy architecture this walk will take you round all the oldest buildings in Calella where you can enjoy the history of each one. See map.

The Towers

Two communication towers built in the XIV century, they are an excellent viewing point over the Mediterranean and the forests of Calella. The Seagull walk includes this place.

The Lighthouse

This was inaugurated in 1859, the light from the lighthouse can be seen from 35 miles and is recognized on seafaring charts for its flashes, 3 & 2, every 30 seconds. You can visit the centre which also has a museum, visiting times vary, between April and August they open Friday to Sunday, check with the Tourist Office for times. The Seagull walk includes this place too.

Beaches

The Rock beach: Can be found to the south of the town on the borders of Sant Pol. Here there are coves of transparent clean water surrounded by pines and steep cliffs. There is also a restaurant bar, a climbing wall and one of the coves is a nudist cove (Peter’s cove). It is 750 metres long and 25 wide.

Garbi: Situated in front of the Hotel zone, since 1994 it has been awarded with the Blue European beach flag which guarantees the quality of the water and services. It measures 814 metres in length and 72 in width. Here there are areas to play football, beach volley and basket ball. There are several kiosks with public services and security monitors, showers, WC’s and amphibious chairs for the disabled.

Gran: Parallel with the Sea front Promenade, it also holds the Blue European beach flag. It measures 1500 metres in length and 72 in width. As it is the continuation of the Garbi beach it has the same facilities.

Shopping Centre

Municipal Market : Situated on the main NII road, it is an indoor market which opens daily, and opposite there is a car park which is used for the open air market which operates on Saturday mornings only. Here as well as fruit and vegetables you can find clothes and household items etc.

The Capaspre River: The river that runs through the new part of the town (was short and narrow) has been recently covered over owing to the danger of flooding during heavy storms. The reclaimed land has been used to create a boulevard with restaurants and bars. This is also the main access to the Garbi and Gran beaches for pedestrians, bicycles and cars and now also incorporates a cycle lane.

Church Street: Forms the main shopping area of the town and is mostly pedestrianised and runs from the church square to the end of Calella. Here you will find everything for the discerning shopper, and also many bars and restaurants.

Medical Centres

Hospital: Public health centre situated on the main NII road, a 5 minute walk from the apartments. It is a regional hospital with 160 beds and has a 24 hour accident and emergency department.
www.salutms.cat

Yellow Cross Medical centre: Situated on the main NII road after first roundabout coming from Barcelona. Private medical centre with a comprehensive range of facilities.
www.creugroga.com

Cultural Centres

Exhibition Gallery ” The Old town Hall” (located in the Town Hall Square) has now recently been refurbished and converted to accommodate art exhibitions and facilities for meetings and class rooms.
Outside the main entrance there is an electronic display board providing local information in various languages.

Library: This building also located in the Town Hall square,which was formerly and old manor house built in the X1Vth century, was converted to accommodate the public library in 2006. This facility also provides reading areas for newspapers, magazines, an extensive DVD library, computer access and public meeting rooms. On Saturday morning there are normally activity workshops for young children.

Museum: Can be found in a large XV11 century house situated in the C/Escoles Pies adjacent to the Town hall square, and accommodates documents relating to the history of Calella.

Llobet’s Factory: Originally Calella was a small industrial town and this building was one of the most important textile manufacturers in Spain. The building is located on the main NII road, near the market square. Since the 1990’s it has been partially renovated and is now used for social events, including concerts, dance festivals and the annual carnival.

Sala Mozart Cinema: Is the town’s only cinema showing all of the latest releases. Monday is a concessionary day, Thursday is set aside for more obscure and specialist films. At the front of the cinema can be found one of the more traditional café/bars frequented during the day by locals playing cards, dominoes and generally putting the world to rights. The building is located in Church Street, no 91.
www.ecartelera.com

Sports Facilities

Football ground by the sea: Situated opposite the train station has 2 grass facilities. One measures 92×50 meters’ and the other 40 x 20 meters. There are 4 changing rooms + 1 for officials.

Municipal Swimming Pool: Has 2 indoor heated pools, one measures 25×12.5 metres and the other is a small salt water pool measuring 6×12.5 metres. Timetable from Monday to Thursday 07.00-22.45h, Friday 07.00-21.30h, Saturday 09.00-21.00h, Sunday 09.00-14.00h.

Water Sports Centre: There are 2 centres: One on the Garbi beach in front of kiosco Zona 2, and the other on the Gran Beach next to the Yacht Club. They offer classes in: sailing, windsurf, catamaran, wake board, water-ski and kayak. There are also other nautical activities available: para-sailing, banana-bus, fly-fishing, water-ski, speedboat etc.

Water Sports Centre: There are 2 centres: One on the Garbi beach in front of kiosco Zona 2, and the other on the Gran Beach next to the Yacht Club. They offer classes in: sailing, windsurf, catamaran, wake board, water-ski and kayak. There are also other nautical activities available: para-sailing, banana-bus, fly-fishing, water-ski, speedboat etc.
www.watersportscentre.com

Sports Centre in the Mountain: Athletic track and a grass pitch measuring 102×60 metres.

Park Dalmau Sports Pavilion: Indoor sports centre where it is possible to practice aside football, handball, basket and volleyball.

Padel Tennis Calella: Situated in front of the beach at Rierany dels Frares. Here there are 3 padel tennis courts and one green court. You can have classes or rent a court.
www.padelcalella.com

Crawl centre: Open air, heated Olympic size 50×25 metre pool.
www.crolcentrecalella.com

Other

(OAC) Local Police station: Here they look after the security and citizen coexistence issues, situated in Vicenç Ferrer square. Telf.: 937691662

Tourist Office: Situated on the main road NII next to the hospital, C/ Sant Jaume 231. Timetable: From the 1st November -30th April, Monday to Friday 9.00-13.00 hours. And from the 1st of May – 31st October, Monday to Saturday  from 9.00  to13.00 hours and from 16.00-19.00 hours. Sundays & holidays from 9:00 to 14:00 hours.  During the summer season there is another office situated by the exit of the train station.
www.calellabarcelona.com

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