Calafell is one of the most outstanding coastal jewels of the province of Tarragona. It is the perfect destination to enjoy an unforgettable summer on one of the most beautiful coasts of Catalonia. This charming town offers a wide variety of free activities that allow you to enjoy its natural beauty, rich history and vibrant culture. If you want to enjoy an unforgettable holiday without spending a lot of money, here are some of the best free and inexpensive activities to enjoy this summer in Calafell.

The beaches, the sea of Calafell and its charms, you can't leave without discovering them!

Casa Barral Museum

Calafell stands out for being an original coastal fishing village. If you want to discover its fishing roots in an original way, you should visit the Casa Barral Museum. What was once a humble fisherman’s shop now houses the fisherman’s museum in the town of Calafell. This is located on the Paseo Marítimo. This former home was the home of Carlos Barral, publisher and poet. The museum stands as one of the few testimonies of the town’s seafaring heritage, exhibiting the literature of Carlos Barral and preserving the traditions of the inhabitants of Calafell.

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Discover the infinite beaches of Calafell

During the summer season, the beaches of Calafell become one of the main attractions for visitors to the coastal town. In Calafell there are three main beaches: Mas Mel, Calafell and Segur.

On the beaches of Calafell you can enjoy long stretches of golden sand and calm waters, inviting you to relax and spend a day sunbathing on the beach. In addition, on the beaches of Calafell you can enjoy facilities such as beach umbrellas, sun loungers, water activities and a variety of beach bars and restaurants right on the beach.

The weekly street market in Calafell

If you are more of a walker and shopper, the Calafell street market is for you. Every Tuesday from 8 a.m., the Calafell street market, located on Passeig de la Unió, sets up more than 70 stalls. There you can find everything, even local products!

You can buy fresh food products, handicrafts, fashion and decorative items. The Calafell street market offers a complete variety of products, accessible to everyone.

Discover the local gastronomy of Calafell

The essence of Calafell’s gastronomy is closely related to seafood. Thanks to its coastal location, in Calafell you can enjoy fresh products, from the sea to your plate.

If you are wondering what is the typical dish of the town of Calafell, you cannot leave without trying “arrossejat”, one of the most authentic dishes.

Calafell is undoubtedly an outstanding gastronomic destination. Here you will find a wide variety of local and internationally renowned restaurants that will allow you to explore the diversity of the regional gastronomy.

For your visit, you can’t leave without enjoying Akquaaa Restaurant’s delicious dishes of fresh, local produce. A restaurant on the seafront that fuses the maritime gastronomy of Calafell with its Basque roots. It also has an extensive cocktail menu that you can enjoy at its beach bar. Discover all the dishes and services offered by Akquaaa Restaurant here.

Explore Calafell and immerse yourself in its history, architecture and coastal charm, while you delight in its varied cultural and gastronomic offer.

Explore the history and heritage of Calafell

If you are passionate about discovering the history and culture of the places you visit, we leave you with a series of locations that you cannot miss if you visit Calafell. Find out which are the free points of interest and museums you can visit this summer during your holidays.

Santa Creu Fortress in Calafell

If you visit Calafell you cannot leave without discovering the nooks and crannies of the Santa Creu Castle. It dates back to the 11th century and, although its walls were destroyed in the 17th century, significant historical elements have survived, such as the 11th century Romanesque church, the anthropomorphic tombs, the 18th century bell tower and a cistern.

Initially, the Castle of Santa Creu de Calafell was a frontier castle of the Hispanic mark and, later, it became a Gothic residential palace, managed by different noble families. From the 16th century onwards, the castle began to deteriorate due to neglect and its partial destruction during the Reapers’ War in the 17th century. Subsequently, the site was used as a cemetery until 1938.

Since 1982, thanks to the Patronato-Fundación del Castillo de Calafell, which has promoted the archaeological excavation and restoration of the castle, it has been opened to the public. Today, the Castle of Santa Creu de Calafell and its surroundings form an open-air Archaeological Park, which you should visit during your stay in Calafell.

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Ancient Iberian Settlement of Calafell

But that’s not all, if you want to know more about the history of Calafell, you can’t leave without visiting the Ancient Iberian Settlement of Calafell, also known as the Iberian Citadel.
The Iberian Citadel of Calafell is an archaeological site of the coastal Iberians, which has been excavated for just over 30 years. It is a fortified enclosure facing the sea, which offers unrivalled views, founded in the 16th century. VI a.C.

When you visit the Ancient Iberian Settlement of Calafell you will discover reconstructed houses, where replicas of objects of the Iberian culture are exhibited, you can also climb the defence towers through the reproduction of a Roman assault tower, facilitating the understanding of the past through the museographic elements.

But that’s not all. In addition to discovering the history of Calafell through its architectural remains, thanks to the Ibercalafell group you can enjoy the Terra Ibèrica festival during the month of July.

These are some plans that you can enjoy during your visit to Calafell, totally free or very cheap. You can discover the charms of the town, enjoy its beaches or delight in its traditional gastronomy. Have you found your perfect plan? Do not hesitate to contact the Akquaaa Restaurant team to organise your visit to Calafell. We will be happy to help you!

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