Arenys de Mar
Arenys de Mar
By car (from Barcelona): N-II road or C-32 motorway, exit 19.
By RENFE local train: Arenys de Mar Station.
Tourist Office: T. 937 957 750
Library and Tourist Office:
T. 937 923 253
Town Hall: t. 937 959 900
April: Catalan Folk Dance Meeting (second Sunday); Bobbin Lacers Meeting
May: Xifré Popular Hike (last Sunday)
June: St John's Festival and Summer Solstice Fair (24th); Esoteric Fair and Magic Night
Drawing and Painting Fair Barrel Burning (29th)
July: St Zenon Celebrations (9th); Virgin Carme Celebratins (16th)
October: "Calamarenys" Gastronomic Workshop
Arenys de Mar is a sea village that combines the traditional world of fishermen with the cosmopolitism of a shopping and leisure town of the Mediterranean coast. It is located at the very centre of the Maresme region, very near Barcelona, and its geography inspired one of the most important 20th century Catalan poets, Salvador Espriu, to write his literary Sinera- that is, Arenys the other way round.
Arenys is the daughter of the sea. Fishing and sea trading controlled the economy of the village for centuries. The port area and the shipyard remind us of the old sea activity, as well as a fishermen community that, halfway between the harbour and the fish market, live at the typical pace of this ancient trade. Sea world, poetry and the handcraft activity of bobbin lacers (Frederic Marès Lace Museum) are examples of what the village can offer- a village that enjoys a very good gastronomic reputation in Catalonia.