Sport, well-being and health are undoubtedly the triumvirates that determine the DNA of the inhabitants of Calella! Fervently loving sports, contact with nature, the smell of the sea, the Mediterranean breeze or walks under hundred-year-old plane trees along the waterfront of Manuel Puigvert, our citizens are privileged to enjoy the city thanks to its warm and mild climate, which makes Calella ideal for sporting purposes. At any time of the year, our residents slowly walk on the beach among the cormorants, heading for the lighthouse of Calella, or enjoy the peace and quiet of the first rays of morning light near the beach.
Calella is a city that literally "pulsates", where the rhythms of everyday life are perfectly combined with the ability to respond to the most difficult tasks of such authoritative sporting events as Ironman Barcelona, VeloTour Catalonia or the Special Olympics, among others. Thanks to the sports world, the residents of Calella have learned not only to compete but above all, to jointly participate and learn firsthand the importance of effort and perseverance - two key factors to meet new challenges.
Therefore, it is not surprising that this city, named "Calella - the city of European sport of 2016" ACES Europe, today has become an important center of pilgrimage for athletes from all over the world who see in Calella the basis for training, where you can prepare for swimming competitions or Olympic games!
If sports are made up of people, then each of them is a separate story! About every athlete involved in sports events taking place in Calella, there is always something to tell. The film "At 100 Meters", shot in 2015 in the city of Calella by director Marcel Barren reveals the story of Ramón Arroyo, a swimmer who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 30. The history of personal overcoming, in which residents of the city took part, also became their history