Castelldefels: The Emerald of the “Costa Brava”

Castelldefels es una de las ciudades más interesantes del Sur de España. Foto: Manuel Torres García

Castelldefels is one of the most attractive coastal cities in Spain, located just a few kilometers from Barcelona. Its beaches have a unique splendor, with fine sand and green-toned waters that resemble scenes from a dream.

Stretching over five kilometers, these beaches are a magnet for those living in Barcelona who want to “escape” for a few days and enjoy the peace of Castelldefels. A hundred bars and “chiringuitos” (small coastal restaurants) adorn the beaches near the city center. In addition to being one of the stunning beaches of the Balearic Sea, it is an ideal gastronomic hub to savor the best coastal dishes of Spain.

The coasts of Castelldefels also hold great appeal for sailing enthusiasts, with the Puerto Ginesta being home to numerous sailboats and other recreational vessels.

The Historic Center of Castelldefels

The oldest part of the city is a charming medieval town with narrow streets, stone buildings, and even a castle. In fact, the name of the city refers to this construction dating back to the 10th century, previously known as Castrum Felix and later Romanized as Castello de Feles or “Castle of the Faithful.”

In the old quarter of the city, one can find the Church of Sant Pere, the Town Hall, and even a colorful municipal market, which on Saturdays fills with people and stalls offering all kinds of regional products.

Furthermore, Castelldefels boasts a vibrant cultural scene. The city’s Cultural Center offers a diverse agenda of exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, and even film screenings at a modern cinema. Additionally, the picturesque coastal city is home to the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.

A City for Relaxation

Water sports are undoubtedly the stars of Castelldefels, where one can practice surfing and its more complex variations such as windsurfing or kiteboarding. If one wants to take a break from the beach and engage in activities with friends, options include golf, paddle tennis, and tennis, among many others.

The surrounding routes near the city are perfect for hiking and cycling, with fascinating paths that seem to get lost in the vastness of the Balearic Sea and the green hills surrounding Castelldefels.

Just a few kilometers from the city, there are other interesting towns that can be reached by bus, train, or car, including Villanueva y Geltrú, known for its spectacular beaches, and other small towns like Sitges, which are experiencing notable growth due to their real estate appeal.

Castelldefels es una de las ciudades más interesantes del Sur de España. Foto: Javier Guglielmi Manent

High Demand Area

One characteristic that has amazed many real estate experts is the increase in the price per square meter in the region, reaching values between €4,000 and €5,000, even above the average in Catalonia, which is around €2,500.

One of the most resonant explanations is the high demand in the area, as a large number of migrants and Spanish citizens are viewing this coastal region very favorably. The combination of attractions in Castelldefels and its surroundings, along with its proximity to Barcelona (only 10 kilometers from Barcelona’s Josep Tarradellas Airport), makes the city an excellent option for foreign migrants.

Especially with programs like the Golden Visa and Entrepreneur Visa, which involve an investment in real estate or starting a business in Spain. For example, in the case of the Golden Visa, one must meet the conditions for 2 to 10 years to obtain Spanish citizenship, enjoying benefits such as free movement in the Schengen area, which includes 26 European countries, each year. These benefits can also be obtained through residency, in which case the conditions are much more relaxed, requiring only one visit to Spain per year during the period of the Golden Visa.

For more information about the Golden Visa and other visas to Spain, we invite you to contact us.

Tourist Information about Castelldefels

How to Get There?

By car, you can take the AP-7 highway towards Tarragona and exit at exit 36. Then follow the N-340 road to Castelldefels.

By bus, there are several bus lines connecting Barcelona with Castelldefels. Line L92 departs from the Barcelona Nord bus station and arrives at the Castelldefels bus station. Line L94 departs from Plaza de España and arrives at the beach of Castelldefels.

By train, you can take the R2 line of Rodalies Renfe from Barcelona’s Sants station. The R2 line has a stop at Castelldefels station.

Where Can I Find More Tourist Information?

The Castelldefels Tourist Office is located at Sant Pere Street, 1. The office is open to the public from Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The official tourism website of Castelldefels is www.castelldefels.cat. On this website, you can find information about the city, its beaches, cultural and leisure offerings, as well as information on how to get to Castelldefels.

What are the Areas of Interest around Castelldefels?

Sitges: Sitges is a coastal town located a few kilometers from Castelldefels. It is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, bohemian atmosphere, and cultural and leisure offerings.

Garraf Natural Park: Garraf Natural Park is a protected natural area located a few kilometers from Castelldefels. The park offers a variety of landscapes, from Mediterranean forests to beaches and cliffs.

Vilafranca del Penedès: Vilafranca del Penedès is a town located inland Catalonia, a few kilometers from Castelldefels. It is known for its wine and cava production.

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