Mataró, capital of the Maresme region, is a lively city, constantly changing, and blessed with an important cultural heritage all its own. Its privileged geographical situation – on one side the sea, and on the other the Serralada Coast – endows Mataró with ideal climatic conditions for the full enjoyment of the city.
The city of Mataró is fortunate to have its origin in Roman times, and invites the visitor to have a good time during the day or night, especially during summer, and enjoy the diverse and carefully prepared local food, including its most traditional dish, cuttlefish with peas, and wander the seafront, with the sports and fishing harbour, with more than a thousand docks, as indeed the restaurants, the terraces, the beaches.
The city also offers the visitor a wide commercial offer such as in the traditional Mediterranean markets, or the shops where one can find everything from international brands to designer items and souvenirs.
The local fiesta of Mataró is called "La fiesta de Les Santes”, these saints being Juliana and Semproniana, two Christian martyrs, both from Mataró who were named saints by pope Pius IX, in the year 1852, as patron saints of Mataró. The most important day of the fiestas is the 27th of July, when the city awakes to the sound of popular Catalonian music to announce the arrival of the fiesta. Firstly there is a mass in Saint Mary’s Basilica, in honor of the saints.
Lying on the coast between Cabrera de Mar and Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, its climate is very moderate.