Archaeological ruins of Burriac castle with the littoral mountain range in the background.  (Turismo Verde S.L.)Archaeological ruins of Burriac castle with the littoral mountain range in the background. (Turismo Verde S.L.)

Parc de la Serralada Litoral

nature - National and natural parks

Nature area / Countryside / Open space
Name
Parc de la Serralada Litoral
Address
Avinguda Onze de Setembre 53 1er.
Postcode
08349
Town or city
Cabrera de Mar
Location
Cabrera de Mar
Tourism Brand
Paisatges Barcelona
Telephone
937 540 024
Fax
937 540 022
E-mail
p.slitoral@diba.cat
Languages
Catalan, Spanish
Description

Comprised of several hills that separate the Vallès Oriental plain from the Maresme coastline, this park is divided into three mountainous areas: La Conreria, Sant Mateu and Céllecs.

The good climate and strategic location led to the settlement of man in the area from time immemorial. The oldest signs dates back to Neolithic times and the first communities are of Iberian Laietani origin and later Roman. The archaeological remains live alongside masias and medieval buildings, a reminder of the feudal and agricultural past that has characterised the area for centuries.

Currently the park includes fourteen towns and villages: Alella, Argentona, Cabrera de Mar, Cabrils, La Roca del Vallès, Martorelles, Montornès del Vallès, Premià de Dalt, Santa Maria de Martorelles, Teià, Tiana, Vallromanes, Vilanova del Vallès and Vilassar de Dalt. The area acts as an ecological lung for the whole region.

The rounded hills characterise this mountain range, such as those of Céllecs, Montcabrer and Burriac. The landscape today shows the large human footprint on this natural environment, with cultivated lands and inhabited areas that today are predominantly housing developments.

Throughout the park there are various walking itineraries, such as the Toni rock (which goes through Cabrils and Vilassar de Dalt), the route of the esquirol (blackleg) in Premià de Dalt or the cross of Montcabrer in Cabrils. It is also possible to go through several towns by bike following the marine route, or to follow one of the three bird watching itineraries that the park organises, in Cabrera de Mar.

Area 4042
Districts it covers Alella; Argentona; Cabrera de Mar; Cabrils; Martorelles; Montornes del Vallès; Premia de Dalt; la Roca del Vallès; Santa Maria de Martorelles; Vilanova del Vallès; Vilassar de Dalt
Ownership Public
From 1992

Characteristics

Does it have a visitor centre? No
Routes The rock of Toni, The Route of the squirrel , the Cross of Montcabrer

Seasons and times

Annual closing Open all year round
Opening hours - summer Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 14:00
Opening hours - winter Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 14:00

Location

How to get there Access from the C-32, C-60, AP-7 and B-20 roads in the districts of Mataró, la Jonquera and Montgat

GPS coordinates X: 2.39735196503545, Y: 41.5232981301008

Facilities

Accommodation, Parking, Summer camp, Restaurant

Contact

Address Avinguda Onze de Setembre 53 1er.
Postcode 08349
Town or city Cabrera de Mar
Location Cabrera de Mar
Telephone 937 540 024
Fax 937 540 022
E-mail p.slitoral@diba.cat

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