Calella tops the list of seaside holiday destinations on Spain’s Costa del Maresme, thanks to its rich mix of history, natural beauty, luxury and simple fun under the sun. Within an hour’s drive from Barcelona or just half an hour from Girona, Calella is a popular getaway even for locals.

While Calella's gorgeous golden sand beaches are a big hit, the old town offers pleasant walks through paved and cobbled alleyways under historical buildings and towering landmarks. Shopping and nightlife options also abound. Visit between April and October to enjoy the most pleasant weather.

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    Calella packs a lot into its petite size, with a delightful town centre and a series of pristine beaches, as well as historic architecture, first-rate cultural institutions, and reams of natural beauty. Located on the northern coast of Catalonia, this resort town sits some 58 km northeast of Barcelona, excellent for a day trip for those staying in the regional...

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