Altafulla is a small village situated in a privileged setting on the Costa Dorada. With an enviable location, about an hour from Barcelona, a few kilometres from Tarragona and close to the port of Tarragona, Port Aventura and Reus airport.
After a nice day on the beach the village invites you to stroll through the old town (Villa Closa), with its stately houses of the 18th century, the neoclassical church dedicated to our Patron Saint Martin, the castle of Montserrat, owned by the family Suelves. This all has been declared as national interest by the Government in 1998.
In the 18th century, the first houses appeared on the promenade, known as Botigues de Mar. The houses were build on the ground floor where traders and fishermen, kept its products and work utensils. They were also used as stores for wine and spirits exported to America where the cocoa came from and the indigo dye. Over the years, these small ground floor stores were converted into houses, giving way to what we currently know as the Passeig de les Botigues de Mar. The latest remodelling was in 1994. In reference to the Altafulla beach, we must say that it has a blue flag every summer season. It has a length of approximately 1'5 km from the mouth of the river Gaia and the Point de la Galera, to the north, followed by a small beach known as Cala Canyadell.
We must not forget a stroll through the Roman Village of Els Munts, with guided tours. You will see excellent ruins that transport us to the prosperous past of the municipality due to its excellent location in front of the Mediterranean Sea and in line with the most important artery of the Roman Empire, the Via Augusta. The Roman Village of Els Munts was declared as a World Heritage by UNESCO.
Altafulla is a magical, family and holiday destination with great cultural and festive character. Examples are its Festa Major (town festival) by Sant Martí, during the month of November, or its Festa Major Petita (small town festival), during the month of September, always with their spectacular fires of the Grup de Diables (demons), without forgetting our group of Castellers (human towers). During Holy Week, the seven days leading up to Easter Sunday, there are many street processions. Last but not least, during the hot summer nights, the Nit of les Bruixes (night of the witches) and the handicraft fair during the third week of August, as well as different acts: Diables (demons) and Castells (human towers).