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Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava

Lloret de Mar is one of the most important tourist destinations in southern Europe, located in a privileged environment on the Costa Brava, 70 km from Barcelona. Lloret de Mar occupies a municipal area of 48 km2 that includes the five main beaches with a total of 7 km of coastline and rich natural heritage.

Lloret de Mar is located at the north eastern tip of the Iberian Peninsula, in Catalonia, which is one of the most visited regions of Spain. It’s more than a thousand years of history, culture and native language and a privileged geographical position that runs from the rocky coast to the lush valleys of the Pyrenees become the favourite destination of over twenty million tourists a year.

Tourist attractions, services and equipment, the shopping, dining and activities along with hotels and tourist accommodation located in Lloret de Mar makes it to one of the tourist areas with more variety and quality of Spain.

Catalonia is geographically divided into four provinces: Barcelona, Gerona, Lerida and Tarragona, but in the tourist product alongside the enormous cultural and natural beauty of this region have led to the classification of the tourist area in eight brands: Barcelona, Catalonia Central Costa Brava, Costa Dorada, Costa del Garraf Costa del Maresme, Pyrenees-Prepirineus and Lerida.

In the province of Gerona, the coast of the Costa Brava is the northernmost of Catalonia, with its 200 km of coastline. Costa Brava is known for its rocky coastline and cliffs, hidden coves, Mediterranean vegetation and transparency of the water. Lloret de Mar is a prime example.

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Visits, Day Trips and Excursions Lloret de Mar

Museo del Mar - Casa Garriga

The Open Museum project Lloret (MOLL) appears as a large outdoor museum which includes all the cultural heritage of Lloret de Mar.

The Maritime Museum located in the Casa Garriga is the gateway to the Museum Open Lloret. Strategically situated in the center of the village of Lloret de Mar on the waterfront in an old house. This centre summarizes and synthesizes all the elements of the heritage of Lloret de Mar through the thread of Tues The scenery, archaeological heritage, history and physical and human landscape are the backbone of the museum. The centre also acts as the office of tourism.

Santa Clotilde Gardens

The Santa Clotilde Gardens are located in a beautiful landscape in Lloret de Mar, on a cliff with stunning views over the sea.

The gardens of Santa Clotilde, designed in the manner of the old gardens, soft and yet austere, Italian Renaissance, were made by Nicolau Rubió i Tudurí. The construction began in 1919, commissioned by the Marquis de Roviralta, owner of the land at that time. They occupy an area of 26 830 m2.

These are the times when the flowering of a new bourgeoisie, nostalgic prestige enjoyed by the patrons during the Renaissance. In Santa Clotilde is a symbiosis between the wish of the client (the Marquis de Roviralta) and knowledge of the artist, a living dialectic between the two characters who favored the creation of this masterpiece.

The spirit of romanticism is latent in the garden, busts of marble terraces overlapping, intersecting roads, ramps and stairs that make up the layout of the garden. The whole enlivened by the incessant sound of water. Standing water in the pond and stream water in the multiple sources and suppliers to form an endless gallery of rain. Swell the landscape surrounding a marked taste for salt.

The garden is presented as a mixture of elements taken from the Villa Medici, the Villa Borghese, or how the Boboli Gardens. Florence was the inspiration of the moment. Santa Clotilde Gardens along with those of Pinya Marimutra Rosa and the nearby town of Blanes, form an interesting route through the Gardens of South Costa Brava.

Puig de Castellet Lloret de Mar

Puig de Castellet is a fortified overlooking the sea from an exalted position. The plant, pentagonal in shape, is bounded by walls and is distributed around a central space for public use.

The excavation campaigns and study materials have helped to know that the place had a life of about fifty years during the third century BC, primarily along the second half. These are the moments that Rome and Carthage fight for control of the western Mediterranean in the Punic Wars calls. Puig de Castellet was probably built between the first and second of these wars to the 250 a.C. and was finally abandoned shortly after the end of the second, around 200 BC. During these times was a lookout point over the sea to facilitate the defence of nearby settlements, especially the large village of Montbarbat located about 6.5 km inland.

The construction of the enclosure, made gradually over the years, it reflects a deep knowledge of the environment by the occupants and that such careful planning can make the best use of resources, environmental conditions and constraints of a space so small that it does not exceed 650 m2.

Castell de Sant Joan Lloret de Mar

The medieval castle is located at the tip of Fenals, a strategic place to easily spott attacks by sea pirates. It is now restored and is open to visitors as one of the elements of the Open Museum of Lloret. A unique viewpoint of Lloret de Mar and the Costa Brava.

Routes and itineraries in Lloret de Mar

In order to know the main attractions the best routes in Lloret de Mar are by foot or bicycle. Discover the natural and cultural heritage of the coast and interior on your own.

A walk between Lloret de Mar and Blanes (itinerary 1)

Dona Marinera - Banys Cala - Castell de Sant Joan - Platja de Fenals - Jardins de Santa Clotilde - Platja de sa Boadella - Ermita de Santa Cristina - Platja de Santa Cristina - Platja de Treumal - Pinya de Rosa Botanical Garden - Chapel of Santa Barbara - Castell de Sant Joan.

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy

This walk on the paths along the coast of Lloret allows the visitor to enjoy the wonders of the municipality, as the gardens of Santa Clotilde. This is an about two hours walk of great natural beauty and landscape. The tour begins at the monument to the Dona Marinera the sculptor Ernest Maragall and continuing on the path round until you reach the beach Fenals, through the charming Cala Banys near the medieval castle of Sant Joan.


The town of Lloret de Puig de Castellet Iberian (route 2)

Casa de la Vila - Sepulchre Roma - Font Capellans - Poblat Ibèric Puig de Castellet

Duration: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

This itinerary will discover the Iberian village Puig de Castellet located on the hill

Roca Grossa. This is a trip that is less than 45 minutes, is marked by a slight slope and while practicing sport will enjoy an idyllic setting.


Lloret forests and St. Pere del Bosc (route 3)

Casa de la Vila - Cementiri modernist - Ermita de Sant Quirze - Monument de l'Àngel - Creu de Terme - Sanctuary of Sant Pere del Bosc - Santuario Nostra Senyora Vilar.

Duration: 1h 45 'minutes

Difficulty: Easy

This itinerary combines urban visit with some of the cultural highlights of Lloret de mar.


History of Lloret de Mar - Lloret de Mar: A historc review

In 966 A.D. Lloret de Mar first appeared in a written document as Lloret - LOREDO. The history of Lloret de Mar dates back to centuries BC III and even today the town retains identity and tradition left by the Iberian and Roman towns. Thousands of years later, in the decade of the fifties Floret de Mar was consolidated as an solid and attractive European tourist destination.

In 966 A.D. Lloret de Mar first appeared in a written document called Lloret - LOREDO. Several studies attribute the name to the Latin LAURETUM: Where laurels grow. Shortly afterwards, in the year 1001, the Counts of Barcelona, Ramon Borrell and Ermessenda made the definition of the term of Lloret de Mar, which until then was part of the municipality of MAÇANEDO, and gave it to the Vicomte de Girona Sunifred. During that period, built two unique buildings: the castle of Sant Joan (located at the top of the mountain that separates the beaches of Lloret i Fenals) that served as a watchtower and a refuge, and the original church of Sant Romà (currently N ª Sra . Alegries of them) that, although it has been quite reformed, it still has the strongest features of the Romanesque style.

Gradually, some families settled near the sea because the castle of Sant Joan gave them protection and facilitated refuge from possible attacks by pirates and other enemies. The people in Lloret who lived near the sea were engaged in marketing the products of the interior (wood, wood, coal, etc.). And fishing and coastal shipping, little by little, she was becoming more important. Apparently, at this time links were established with different peoples of the Italian coast that permeated our culture, our traditions and even our anthroponomy.

Between 1880 and 1920 the urban aspect of Lloret de Mar underwent a radical change.

The attempts to promote Lloret de Mar as as an tourist and holiday destination in the thirties were interrupted by the Spanish civil war and it was not until the fifties when Lloret de Mar was consolidated as a tourist resort and the city began to transform into a typical Mediterranean resort.

Today Lloret de Mar offers a wide variety of hotels, shopping malls, excellent sports facilities, etc.



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