The village of Sant Pol de Mar
Sant Pol de Mar, located on the Maresme coastline is one of the most attractive towns on the Catalan coast. The village of Sant Pol de Mar, with its terraced houses, forms a silhouette against the rolling hills surrounding it, almost like an amphitheatre contemplating the Mediterranean seascape.
The people of Sant Pol are open and friendly and the beautiful beaches, of coarse-grained sand, are well looked after.The action of the Mediterranean Sea cleans the sand and reshapes the coastline each season.
Located at just 48km from Barcelona and 54km from Gerona, it is a paradise for spending a couple of relaxing days in a quiet and friendly environment.
Places of interest
In Sant Pol you can visit the ‘Sant Pau’ a 10th century chapel in St.Pau Sq. s/nº. You can also visit the local ‘Sant Jaume’ church, Abat Deàs Str. Nr. 47, with the ‘Verge dels Dolors’ a sculpture by Juan Martínez Monyañes, and the local Art Museum in Pl. de la Vila nº 1
Sant Pol de Mar is located in the Vallalta valley, protected by the Montnegre mountain range, the Collsacreu peak joins it to the Vallés region where you can visit the Corredor national park with the Pedra Gentil dolmen in the locality of Vallgorguina.
In Canet de Mar you will find modernist buildings by the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
In Arenys de Mar, you will find the Maresme fish market, also the altarpiece in the church of ‘Santa Maria’, the work of Pau Costa, is worth a visit.
Caldes d’Estrac is an architecturally beautiful town; here you will find the Palau Foundation that exhibits the work of Josep Palau and his friend Pablo Picasso.