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Leisure and Culture

Your Guide to Castelldefels

Written by Ashley B

A quick 30-minute train ride from Barcelona Passeig De Gracia will get you to Castelldefels. It is located south of Barcelona in the heart of Costa del Garraf, between the mountains of Garraf and the Mediterranean. Many Barcelona locals choose Castelldefels as their destination to enjoy a long weekend with family and friends. Five kilometers of long sandy beaches and enchanting adventures await.

This is ShBarcelona’s guide to Castelldefels.

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Things to do in Castelldefels

Castle of Fels

This beautiful castle was built in the 10th century . For centuries, it was used to defend the city from Arabic invasions and at one time even pirates. Today you can tour the castle and enjoy its beautiful views of the city. They also offer event space.

Photo credit: kitesurftour_europe via Visual hunt / CC BY-SA

Photo credit: kitesurftour_europe via Visual hunt / CC BY-SA

Beach sports

You can only imagine the number of available beach sports at hand in Castefedells. They have everything from canoeing, kite surfing, sailing, to paddle boarding, beach volleyball, and more.

Garraf Park 

Garraf Park is located on the southwest coast of Catalan uplands, known as Serralada. It is a natural park that occupies a total of 12,820 hectares of land. Even though it’s extreme conditions hinders its ability to sustain wildlife, it has breathtaking views and is definitely worth the hike.

Buddhist Monastery- Sakya Tashi Ling 

This wonderful palace was built is 1890. It was founded in 1996 by the M.V. Jamming Tasha Dorje Rinpoche. Today it offers guided tours, meditation workshops, craft shops and more, for individuals, groups, businesses, and schools.

Graffiti walk 

It’s quite easy to lose yourself with the spectacular beach views of Castefedells. But if you are looking to have a more urban experience, notice the works of graffiti that bring color to the gray neighborhoods. You can start with the walls along the train station.

Restaurants in Castelldefels

Restaurante Amar

The number one rated restaurant in Castelldefels is Restaurante Amar. This restaurant is known for its amazing, yet affordable food. It is located a block from the ocean, on Carrer 5. Restaurant Amar specializes in seafood and intricate desserts.

Can Moyas

Can Moyas is another great seafood restaurant located in Castelldefels. Mainly known for their fish, more specifically their tuna and cod. Prices are also fairly priced. Located at Calle Estrella de Mar, 10.

Chalo de Tapas

Castelldefels-SHBarcelona3If you’re looking for the traditional tapas restaurant in Castelldefels then this is the place for you. If you go, you have to try the house special, “Las Roscas”. Very well priced restaurant. Located at Paseo Maritimo, 180.

Castelldefels, Barcelona Hotels offers an extensive list of luxuries and affordable hotels to lay your head on after a fun filled day. 

Calendar of events

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About the author

Ashley B

Originally from the United States of America, Ashley Bravo currently lives in Barcelona. She graduated with a Marketing degree from the University of Central Florida. She loves to write, take pictures, and record and edit videos.

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