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Seafood in Calella de Palafrugell

Tragamar

Barely a metre off the beach, with tables gazing out on the twinkling bay, this is the buzzy Calella branch of Barcelona's hugely successful Tragaluz restaurant empire. The menu trots around the globe, contrasting C…
Gardens in Calella de Palafrugell

Jardins de Cap Roig

Atop Cap Roig, 2km southwest of central Calella, these beautiful botanical gardens contain approximately 1000 floral species, set around the early-20th-century castle-palace of Nikolai Voevodsky – a tsarist colonel …
Music in Calella de Palafrugell

Cantada d'Havaneres

Havaneres are melancholy Caribbean sea shanties that became popular among Costa Brava sailors in the 19th century, when Catalonia had busy links with Cuba. These folksy concerts, which arrive in early July, are trad…
Ice Cream in Calella de Palafrugell

La Croissanteria de Calella

Aside from grabbing a quick breakfast pastry or entrepà (filled baguette-like roll), the main draw here is the deliciously rich Sandro Desii ice cream; try a raspberry-and-yoghurt swirl.
Music in Calella de Palafrugell

Festival de Cap Roig

An excellent annual music festival held in the Jardins de Cap Roig, featuring everything from pop to rock to jazz, and some big, big names.
Catalan in Calella de Palafrugell

Xabec

Follow the metal boat sign on Carrer de Lladó towards well-priced local fare, including squid-ink rice and Catalan sausage. Xabec's interior, decorated with fishing nets and cannons, strikes an agreeable balance bet…
Seafood in Calella de Palafrugell

Tony's Restaurant

This well-loved beach-facing seafood place serves seafood with a bit of a modern twist: try grilled clams with paprika or one of a range of paellas. Leave room for desserts such as cottage cheese with honey or fluff…