Category Archives: Calella

Pizzeria Italiana

Last week I was looking at nearby towns to visit in Maresme. I’d been through Canet de Mar many times on the train, but when looking out of the window, all I saw was the beach on one side and … Continue reading

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Sant Joan

The biggest festival in Cataluña is Sant Joan (St. John), which takes place every year on 23rd and 24th June. This is also a celebration of the summer solstice (albeit two days late), Sant Joan having been born (according to … Continue reading

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Restaurant Diagonal

I was back in Pineda on Wednesday and went straight to Diagonal – an interesting restaurant that I’d noticed previously. As I mentioned before, Pineda de Mar, is about a 30 minute walk from Calella. Initially the two towns meet, … Continue reading

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Restaurante Capote

On Tuesday I had lunch at Restaurante Capote in Arenys de Mar (sands by the sea), three train stops south of Calella and heading in the direction of Barcelona. This is an old Catalan town dating back to the Greeks … Continue reading

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Ibèrik’s Restaurant

I had a fabulous lunch in Pineda de Mar at Ibèrik’s Restaurant on Monday. I took a walk to Pineda, the next town along from Calella, which takes about 25 minutes. There’s no visible border between the two towns, but … Continue reading

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Restaurante Marisqueria Pepet

On Tuesday we had to pick up a parcel from the neighbouring town of Pineda de Mar. Like most of the towns in Maresme, Pineda is joined to Calella – the conurbation from Barcelona up the Mediterranean coast towards France … Continue reading

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Indian Sabor

We noticed a new Indian restaurant here, last week, Indian Sabor (just around the corner from us in Calella). It has opened in time for the summer season and they seem to have spared no expense on the decor. We … Continue reading

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Día de Sant Jordi

Today, April 23rd, is Sant Jordi’s day in Cataluña. Sant Jordi, A.K.A St George, is the patron saint of Aragon, Cataluña and  Valencia (the former Crown of Aragon), England and several other countries. The Kingdom or Aragon and the County … Continue reading

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Gemignanos

On Saturday we had supper at Gemignanos Gastrobar – a small bar restaurant in neighbouring Pineda del Mar. We discovered the place a few months ago while waiting for a table to become free at Domestic. Eduardo, the Argentinian proprietor … Continue reading

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El Rellotge

On Saturday we walked south from Calella, to Sant Pol de Mar, where we had a fantastic lunch at El Rellotge. It was a leisurely 30 minute walk, past Calella lighthouse and round the coast (above right). El Rellotge is … Continue reading

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