At the other end of the region is Malgrat de Mar, a family holiday destination with a relaxed beach vibe and plenty of attractions to see in one day. In summer, of course, the beaches are filled with sun worshippers, and although we recommend you go in autumn/winter for this getaway, make sure you do make some time to take in its 4.5km of sandy beaches and blue waters (or at least part of it!).
Malgrat stands out for its two large parks called Castell and Francesc Macià. The former is on a hill, so you can get a magnificent panoramic view of the town, and it includes botanical gardens with 127 labelled species. It's a great leisure attraction where many events take place throughout the year, such as parades, festivals, concerts and local fiestas. The latter, Francesc Macià, is the biggest park in the region, with a surface area of 40,000m2. There's space for everything: children's playgrounds; sports areas; an amphitheatre; sculptural, educational and botanical elements; and a picnic area.
Between the sea and the parks, in Malgrat you'll also find a few buildings and streets worth visiting. Go for a leisurely wander and wonder at the Church of Saint Nicholas, with its neoclassical façade; modernista buildings like the Ajuntament, Can Arnau and the Torre de la Vídua de Can Sala; or the Antic Hospital and Capella, which were built with the money donated by Hug Descolomer in 1441 and housed a hospital for the poor.