Calella Lighthouse Interpretation Center

Calella Lighthouse Interpretation Center

Calella

Address: Highway C-31E (N-II) km. 666
Town: Calella
Telephone: 93 769 51 02 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 2 pm)
E-mail: m.calella@diba.cat
Web: www.calella.cat
 

Maritime / Nautical / Mediterranean Museum
 
The Calella Lighthouse Interpretation Center was opened to the public on June 13, 2011.
 
Using the figure of the Calella Lighthouse, the Center seeks to explain how lighthouses communicate with their environment from three perspectives:

  • Maritime communications, through their intrinsic function of guiding vessels
  • Terrestrial communications, through optical telegraphy, which we can contemplate in the communication towers adjoining the lighthouse
  • Urban communication with the city, by means of church bells and various bell towers

 
The contents are explained in an entertaining way through audiovisual materials and texts in three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English. The Center is meant to be visited by both adults and children; thus it has different interactive and participatory games aimed at young visitors.
 
Outside the Center there is an excellent vantage point from where you can enjoy privileged views of the city of Calella, the sea and coastline and, beyond, the mountains of the Montnegre-Corredor Natural Park.
 
Admission:  
Normal admission: 2 €
Combined admission Lighthouse/Museum/Shelter: 3.50 €

Reduced admission: 1 €
Groups (minimum 15 people), retirees and pensioners, persons under age 25, and youth card or student card holders.

Free visits: Members of the Association of  Friends of the Museum of Calella or the Catalan Museum Professionals Association, large families, teachers, unemployed persons with no source of income, children under 16, first Sunday of the month during opening periods, and on open house days.

Guided visits: arranged in advance
Guided visits for groups (maximum 25 people):
- Normal: 110 € / group
- Schools: 105 € / group
 
Languages: Catalan, Spanish and English

Opening hours:
April to June / September and October: Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am to 2 pm
July and August: Tuesday to Sunday 5 to 9 pm

Vacation: Closed from November 1 to March 31. During this time the center may open occasionally for school groups upon request.

Closing days: Non-holiday Mondays during opening months. 

Adapted services:
Adapted toilets
Wheelchair accessible
 
 

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