The Cal Ganxo Environmental Activities Center, inaugurated on May 1, 1997, is a municipal facility, depending on the Castelldefels Town Hall, which is located approximately one kilometer from Castelldefels Castle, within the boundaries of the Natural Park of Garraf (from the Network of Natural Parks of the Diputació de Barcelona).
Cal Ganxo carries out educational activities and environmental awareness, knowledge of the natural environment, natural sciences and astronomy (with the collaboration of the Astronomical Grouping of Castelldefels). These actions cover urban ecology, with activities organized for the general public as activities directed at educational centers. Every year, enjoy about the municipal Environmental Education Program (free for schools in Castelldefels) about 7,000 students in the city.
Also from Cal Ganxo, the activities of the Environment Hour, which take place on alternate Wednesdays, are coordinated (see the municipal activities agenda of the main menu) in the Central Library. During the summer, the Environment Hour is transferred to the Carme Romaní Library (beach library).
Its location is only 1 km from the castle of the city, 3 km from the beach and surrounded by an unbeatable natural environment, along with its features, with a large classroom for educational activities, dining room, closed patio and a Astronomical observatory, make it an ideal place to develop the activities that the center itself offers. Cal Ganxo is a gateway to the Garraf Natural Park, from the center there are three itineraries on foot (in La Guixera, Cerro del Fanxó and Cerro del Vinadé) and close by are the collection, the Picnic and Can Roca, the rock climbing area of La Roca Negra and the Pedagogic Garden of La Guixera. (View of Cal Ganxo from space, with Google Maps).
Cal Ganxo also offers the hostel service, with 44 places distributed in 3 rooms (18, 18 and 8). This service is currently managed by the Fundació Catalana de l'Esplai.
The public and concerted primary and secondary schools that organize stays in Cal Ganxo can access a subsidy of up to 40% of the cost of the stay, granted by the Diputació de Barcelona
Characteristics of the house:
1 adapted room
Large room of activities and / or meetings
Activities around the house:
Excursion to the hill of Fanxó
Excursion to the hill of Vinader
Excursion to the bottom of Can Roca
(These three itineraries leave from Cal Ganxo, there you will find an indicative map to carry them out)
Excursion to the ponds of the UPC (Castelldefels)
Excursion to the beach of Castelldefels
Points of tourist interest
Cal Ganxo Astronomical Observatory
Castell de l'Erampruna (Bruguers, Gavà)
Natural areas of Delta del Llobregat
Garraf village, where we can visit the Güell Cellar
La Pleta, Information Center of the Parc del Garraf
Camí de Cal Ganxo, s/n
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona