Creixell is a Catalan municipality in the province of Tarragona, in northeastern Spain. It is located in the comarca Tarragonès.

Geographical location

The municipality is situated between Tarragona (18 km ) and Barcelona opened ( 70 km ), on the Costa Daurada and is the national road N- 340. Although the district is crossed by the railway line Barcelona - Tarragona, Barcelona -Valls, the high-speed line Madrid- Barcelona, ​​and from the A -7 motorway, has Creixell neither a train nor a breakpoint motorway junction.

The elongated district extends from the two-kilometer beach to the north into the mountainous hinterland.


The place was first mentioned in the 12th century as a possession of the episcopal curia of Barcelona. Towards the end of the same century the first place came into the possession of the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere de Casserres in the comarca of Osona and then - with the secularization of the monastery in 1572 - in the possession of the Jesuits from Barcelona. This remained until the expulsion of the Jesuits 1767th

Worth seeing

The most prominent building is the castle from the 11th century, although most parts are still obtained are originated only from the 16th century. The parish church of Sant Jaume was built from 1559 of the former Romanesque church from the 11th century. The helmet of the first 1771 completed tower was renovated in 1917 and comes from the modernist architect Josep Maria Jujol.


Main source of income is tourism Creixell. In addition to eleven cottage settlements, there are five campsites for over 5000 guests.

Culture and tradition

The Festa Major in honor of the patron saint Sant Jaume takes place during the week of July 25.

Partner communities

  • Vorey since 1990 and later also its neighboring community
  • Saint -Vincent, both in the Haute -Loire (France)