Calella is a coastal town of the Maresme region, in the Catalan province of Barcelona (Spain), and a city of said municipality, municipal capital of the same. The municipality had a registered population of 18 307 inhabitants (INE) in 2014 and a extension of 7.86 km². The city is 56 km from Barcelona and 25 km from Mataró (capital of the region).
In the 1970s and until the mid-1990s, it was a very important tourist destination for Central European tourism (especially German, Dutch, Danish, English and French), being popularly known as Calella de los Alemanes, reaching a tripling of population in the high season of tourism (which coincides with the end of spring, summer and the beginning of autumn).
Situation in the Maresme region:
Calella beach, Església street (in Castilian, Church ‘) and Capaspre rambla are the points of greatest tourist attraction for its commercial and leisure centrality.
Other places of interest are:
The lighthouse, built in 1859.
Las Torretes (in Castilian, ‘Torrecillas’), old telegraph towers, by the method of flags and wooden shovels, located near the lighthouse.
The Pineda de Can Dalmau.
The Manuel Puigvert seafront.
The squares of l’Església, de Catalunya and Bunyol.
The Archive Museum, about the history of Calella, with rooms devoted to the textile industry, one to the old Barri pharmacy and those of the pinacoteca dedicated to Lluis Gallart i Garcia.
The Library, located in the old Salvador house in the Plaza de l’Ajuntament.
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