Discover Calafell

Calafell is a municipality located on the Costa Dorada. The tourist industry is the first in the town for almost half a century.

We have an exceptional climate, with only 300 days a year, which favored the location of the Vilamar neighborhoods, the old San Juan de Dios Sanatorium and the first European urbanization with a garden city model (Segur de Calafell).

Recognized as a tourist municipality in the demarcation of Tarragona in 2008 (with Cambrils and Salou).

Calafell has an important fishing and seafaring tradition, which is reflected in its gastronomy. Calafell products are covered by the Penedès (wine and cava) and Siurana (oil) denominations of origin. Calafell belongs to the Ruta del Xató and organizes activities to promote quality local products.

Calafell's historical heritage starts in the Paleolithic era and reaches contemporary architecture. Calafell belongs to the European network of open-air museums Exarc. Highlights include the medieval Castle of Santa Cruz, the Romanesque church of Sant Miquel and the Roman site of Vilarenc. The Ciutadella Ibérica scientifically reconstructs an archaeological site, designed as educational equipment.

Calafell has two buildings from the current period that have been awarded FAD awards. A catalog of historical and architectural heritage has been approved.

Calafell has a very pronounced seasonality. The registered population is close to 25,000 inhabitants, despite the fact that the real number must be around 45,000. On weekends and long weekends, it approaches 80,000 residents. In the high summer season it shoots up to 150,000.

How to get to Calafell?

Calafell is a municipality on the Costa Dorada located in the heart of the Baix Penedès region, just 45 minutes from Barcelona and very well connected. Wherever you come from, getting there is easy. 

By car: The access roads to Calafell are the C-31 (towards Vendrell and Vilanova i la Geltrú) and the N-340 (towards Tarragona and Barcelona). It can also be accessed via the C-32, AP-7 and AP-2, which connect with other parts of the State, as well as heading north towards the border of La Jonquera to connect with the highways of the rest of Europe.

By plane: Calafell is located between two airports: Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat international airport, located 54 km away, and Reus airport, 46 km away. Both have a connection by public transport with Calafell.

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