Just a few kilometres away is neighbouring Calella, also known Calella de la Costa to differentiate it from Calella de Palafrugell. With tourism activity dating back decades, you can find lots to do here apart from its excellent beaches. But we want to suggest some visits that perhaps are not the most common among those who travel many kilometres to reach the town. For instance, discover the optical telegraph towers, dating back to the mid-19th century and that fell into disuse a few years later with the arrival of the railway and the electric telegraph. From a more recent past is the Parc Dalmau air-raid shelter, one of the three built in Calella to provide shelter from air raids during the Spanish Civil War. The Parc Dalmau shelter is open to visitors and provides information about the site. It has a main gallery measuring 66 metres long by 2 high and 2 wide, and three cross-galleries of 20 metres long. It forms part of the Xarxa d’Espais de Memòria de Catalunya.
Also very interesting in Calella is the multidisciplinary Museu-Arxiu Municipal J. M. Codina i Bagué, with over 15,000 items that reflect the history and heritage of the town. Perhaps the most outstanding parts are the Pinacoteca Gallart, with around 200 paintings, and the modernista Barri pharmacy, on the second floor.
And, as we told you, the tourism sector has for a long time been one of the economic drivers of the town. That’s why a few years ago it was decided to open the Museu del Turisme, MUTUR, which through new technologies and using a participatory and educational approach shows the history of tourism from the early travellers until the present and its socio-cultural and economic effects at a global scale.
You’ll also find many places to eat in Calella. The range, as you can see here, is wide and varied. Bon appétit and safe journey back home!