|• Mayor||Montserrat Candini Puig (2015) (CiU)|
|• Total||8.0 km2 (3.1 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)|
Calella (Catalan pronunciation: [kəˈɫeʎə]) is a seaside city on the Costa del Maresme, 58 km northeast of Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is located on the coast between Sant Pol de Mar and Pineda de Mar. Prior to the arrival of tourism in the 1960s, economic activity of the town was primarily focused on textile manufacture and fishing.
The town is overlooked from the southwest by a lighthouse, which was built in 1859, and two towers known as "Les Torretes", which are the remains of a Semaphore line constructed in the mid-19th century.
The population as much as triples in the summer holiday season.
The beach at Calella is a public beach popular in the summer months with locals and tourists. The beach is just over 2 km long and its southern stretch is quieter than the central and northern portions. The beach has been consistently awarded the European quality Blue Flag.
- Héctor Bellerín, born 1995 in Calella, footballer
- Carlos Cordon-Cardo, born 1957 in Calella, physician and scientist
- Francisco Frutos, born 1939 in Calella, politician
- Josep Maria Margall, born 1955 in Calella, basketball player
- Ander Mirambell, born 1983 in Calella, skeleton racer
- Panareda Clopés, Josep Maria; Rios Calvet, Jaume; Rabella Vives, Josep Maria (1989). Guia de Catalunya, Barcelona:Caixa de Catalunya. ISBN 84-87135-01-3 (Spanish). ISBN 84-87135-02-1 (Catalan).
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- Official website of the town (in Catalan)
- Historic and artistic heritage (in Catalan)
- Government data pages (in Catalan)