A bouquet of emotions
With spring, the flowers return. Calella is a Flower City and at that time, the city and its surroundings recover the green that was absent during the winter months. Everywhere the smell of nature permeates the air and lifts everyone´s spirit with its irresistible influence: the days become longer, the sun is more active and the Calellenses are always in the street, talking about the things to come.
Every year, the Festimatge marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The audio-visual festival of Calella is in April, the month when the flowers represent Calella as in a postcard. Now that we talk about flowers, Saint George is the main protagonist. April 23 is when the most popular festival of Catalonia takes place: books and roses invade the streets to celebrate love, literature and love for literature.
May is one of the busiest months for the Calellenses. The singing of the birds can be heard at this time of year, but we also hear another type of singing, namely the unity of harmonic and sweet sounds during the gathering of choral singing International Choir Festival. Although haunted by their melodies, as if it were a dream, the city is dressed in history with the “Fira de Calella Renaixentista” (the fair of Renaissance Calella), where the oldest traditions that exist become the protagonists for a few days.
Then there are those days where it is often hard to know if we are in spring or in summer. During the winter months the seawater is purified and becomes really transparent thanks to the winter and the first regular bathers come out to take a dip in its waters. Sea athletes take on windsurfing, canoes and paddle surfing tables, where beach volleyball is the King. With the arrival of the first tourists, the spring gives way to the most desired season of all: Summer.
This seal is awarded to hotels, apartments, restaurants, wineries, beaches, museums and tourist offices, among others. The growing number of distinctions in the Maresme region highlights the commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement. In 2018, 56 companies and services were recognized; the year 2019, 66; and in the last call, in 2020, the number has increased to 75.See more
How were we, the Calellenses five centuries ago? We were probably not that numerous, nor as cosmopolitan. But surely our ancestors were as optimistic, active and close like us. Otherwise, they would not have been able to develop the transatlantic trade that turned our city into what we are currently.See more