Every year, millions of sun seekers are allured by the blissful beaches and coastal class of Malgrat de Mar. Crystal clear waters, ancient fortresses and a magnificent melange of architectural styles add to the appeal of this sophisticated seaside town. Amongst the sinuous streets of the old town, crumbling churches and traditional taverns allude to a rich cultural heritage which has been skilfully maintained amidst modern popularity. The town’s close proximity to Catalonia’s captivating capital of Barcelona means it acts as a splendid springboard to visit one of Spain’s most static and sparkling cities.
In between reclining upon the soft sands of Malgrat de Mar’s blissful beaches, ensure you find time to explore the sacred sights of the atmospheric old town. Most notable is Saint Nicolau’s Church, a majestic Romanesque structure that dates back to the 18 century. The neoclassic façade features a sanctimonious sculpture and an elaborate portal.
In contrast, Magrat’s Town Hall is a magnificent modernist structure that exudes an air of affluent authority; cultural celebrations are regularly hosted here, many of which pay homage to theatrical and cinematic achievements.
The fabulously familial atmosphere of Restaurante la Herradura presents diners with an alluring place to rest, relax and enjoy some of Magrat’s sublime specialities. Sample signature dishes that combine the rustic with the refined: rich lamb stews and sizzling steaks are accompanied by seasoned potatoes and fresh vegetables for truly traditional treats. (Bon Pastor, Bon Pastor 16, 08380 Malgrat de Mar, Spain)