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This small resort nestled between both mountains and the sea is located between two other resorts, Malgrat de Mar and Pineda de Mar and gets its name from the valley in which its located.
During the eighteenth century, Santa Susanna was full of fortified towers and fortified farmhouses which were built in order to defend itself from the numerous pirate attacks which took place during that time.
In 1836, Santa Susanna became the resort we now know when it seperated itself from Pineda, Malgrat and Sant Pere de Riu to become a town in itself.
As a tourist visiting Santa Susanna, we recommend you visit:
The Parish church of Santa Susanna. The parish is located in the Plaza de Catalunya. The church was built during the post-war period and was blessed by Bishop Cartanya. Inside the chapel you will find various murals which were painted by Aureli Croisset.
Chapel of Santa Susanna. The chapel of Santa Susanna is a Roman temple which is attached to an agricultural building near Can Rafes.
Chapel of Christ Balasch. This is a smaller chapel and is located on the "Vella" road.
The Mare de Deu de Gracia was built in the eighteenth century. A visit to this site gives you a wonderful view of the sea and the surrounding areas of this beautiful part of the Costa de Barcelona.
"Masies" The old town of Santa Susanna, set in the hills which overlook the hotel area, is dotted with houses known as "Masia", a typical type of construction from the area. These houses were built in both the 14th and 19th century with the oldest buildings being the Can Rabassa, Can Rossich and Can Jorda. Other well known buildings are the Mas de Dalt, Can Torret and Can Rates, the latter of which is famous for hosting the Santa Susanna Shakespeare Festival where concerts, opera, theatre and dance are all regular occurances.
Parque forestal de la Font del Boter This park lies just a few kilometres from the centre of town and has very interesting geology, vegitation and many species of different wildlife. This area is full of woodland and is dotted with tables and chairs so visitors can relax and take in the beautiful surroundings and medicinal springs. As well as this, the area has roads running through it meaning its an excellent location for cycling and strolling.
Torres de Vigilancia (Watchtowers) As mentioned earlier, Santa Susanna fell victim to pirate attacks as did the rest of the area. As a result of this, many watchtowers were errceted in order to detect the pirates meaning Santa Susanna was dubbed the "Watchtower of the Costa del Maresme". These towers are mostly round at the base. The toweres are called: Galter Mas Tower, Torre de Can Rates and the Torre Montagut.