Here you will find some very special places to get away from the daily routine.
The town's main attractions are its fine sandy beaches, such as Francàs, Coma-ruga or Sant Salvador.
The capital of Baix Penedès is the birthplace of the great cellist of international fame Pau Casals, whose footsteps can be followed in his museum-house, at the house where he was born and at the parish church of el Salvador Transfigurado, where he started playing.
Another distinguished son of the town is Àngel Guimerà, of whom there is also a mueum-house. In addition, el Vendrell has the Museo Deu, the Fundación Apel·les Fenosa and the Archaeological Museum.
This municipality is an important communication hub (where motorways, roads and railway lines meet at the aggregate village of Sant Vicenç de Calders), a feature that it characterised it for a long time, as the Via Augusta passed through the municipality.
Ebro between Xerta and Miravet offers, upon passing by Benifallet, one of the most charming landscapes of the river. The fact is that nature distinguishes this municipality surrounded by orange trees and very beautiful spaces.
The path of the caves (a space that combines water and stone with unique formations), the mountain range of Cardó (the invisible mountain, hidden among other mountain ranges, with a virgin ecosystem) and the green way (an extremely charming wild landscape) are just some of the surprises offered to us by the municipality.
The thermal waters are the main attraction of Caldes de Malavella, as indicated on the municipality's coat of arms, where a girl bathes in a tub with a silver cauldron on each side.
The presence of geothermal activity in the subsoil has led to sodium chloride- and sodium bicarbonate-rich waters that spring up at sixty degrees, and has enabled the construction of thermae, a space for resting and personal well-being. The Romans, who already appreciated its value, called the town Aquae Caldae and built a large spa over Sant Grau. Today there are several thermal centres that exploit the waters.
The municipality also serves up valuable medieval heritage, with features such as the Caulers village or the Malavella castle.
Among its secret caves and granite mountains the famous bandit Serrallonga took refuge, with the town dedicating the Serrallonga is back! festival to him every September and dressing itself in Baroque and bandit style. Also important is the Living Via Crucis, a tradition more than 300 years old and which has been declared of National Tourist Interest.
The capital of la Selva is located in a green area full of thick forests, between Montseny and las Guilleries. The waters of the municipality have many medicinal properties, a fact that has led to the construction of several thermal spas.
Santa Coloma de Farners offers this heritage by means of an itinerary that includes the spa and its springs and which, along with the route of the ten chapels, is one of the foundations of its attraction for tourists.
The city is also well known for being the birthplace of Salvador Espriu, one of Catalonia’s most famous contemporary poets.