Castelldefels is a municipality in the province of <a class=”mw-redirect” title=”Barcelona (province)”
href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_(province)”>Barcelona in Catalonia, and part of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona. Its population is 63.151 (INE 2011).
It is located about 20 km (12 mi) southwest of Barcelona, just to the north of the massís del Garraf and is the last town on the coast before the comarca of Garraf. The town is famous for its long beach (more than 5 km), for being the place of residence of many famous sportsmen. During the summer, many people from Barcelona and the countryside visit it. Castelldefels borders the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between Sitges and Gavà.
The Olympic canal, called Canal Olímpic de Catalunya, built for the 1992 Summer Olympic Games of Barcelona is in the town.