What there is to see and do in Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava
Published on May 29, 2019 by Catalan Holidays
Lloret de Mar is one of the most attractive tourist villages on the Costa Brava. It offers a wide range of leisure activities, different cultural points of interest to visit and a great selection of beaches and coves for all tastes.
In this town you have good beaches for sunbathing on the sand and cooling off in the water, monuments and centres of cultural interest and a variety of leisure areas, as well as different restaurants.
Come with us on this journey through the different places that you have to discover in Lloret de Mar if you decide to travel to this corner of the Costa Brava.
- Places of Interest
- Restaurants in Lloret de Mar
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Places of interest
In Lloret you have different buildings that are well-worth a visit, such as churches, hermitages, private homes, fortifications, etc.
Santa Clotilde Gardens
It is a “Noucentista” garden that extends to a charming 28,830 metres squared. It is located on a cliff with sea views. A privileged place in the village of Lloret de Mar. The main feature of this garden is the architectural layout and the sculptural gardening work, devised by the “Noucentista” architect, Rubió I Tuidí.
If you want to get to know the history of Lloret de Mar, you have to visit this museum. Also called Can Garriga, it is a testimony to the presence of indianos in the town. Indianos are those citizens who travelled to the Americas to make their fortune. It is a building from the 19th century, a flagship on the seafront promenade, in the middle of Verdaguer street.
Hermitage and Santa Cristina Beach
The first record we have of this hermitage was in 1376. It is a hermitage located 3.5 km from the centre of the town. The church was built later, in the 18th century, following the neoclassical style. Inside, a highlight is a high, marble alter made in Italy and a collection of miniature boats and votive offerings. In front of the church, there is the “Pi Centenari”, a meeting point during the Main Festival (24th July) for all the fishermen to try the typical “estofat” stew.
Modernism has left different cemeteries worthy of visiting, and one of those is in Lloret de Mar. At the end of the 19th century, a group of citizens made wealthy in the Americas, the indianos, decided to remodel the cemetery. The most illustrious modernist architects of the age took part: Josep Puig i Cadafalch, Antoni M. Gallissà Soqué, Vicenç Artigas Albertí, Bonaventura Conill Montobbio, Ismael Smith and Eusebi Arnau.
Sant Romà Church
This is the parochial church of Lloret de Mar, located in the town centre, in the square, Plaça de l’Església. Of Gothic style in transition towards the Renaissance (16th century), it has three points of interest: the Church, Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and the Bell Tower. In the Church, on both sides of the chancel, are two modernist chapels that you must visit.
Sanctuary of Sant Pere del Bosc
In the middle of the Serra de Marina forest is a church with large dimensions in enchanting surroundings. A neogothic-style building where, in one part of it, resided the reformer of the area, Nicolau Font, in the 19th century. In the house of this illustrious figure from the town, there is currently a restaurant. A delightful place that is worth the effort of uncovering.
Can Font, Cal Conde or Can Piuet
It is a modernist house built in 1877 for Nicolau Font. A modernist building with a neoclassic façade that stands out due to the interior decoration full of sgraffito work, frescos and plaster on walls and ceilings; mosaics on the pavements; artistic iron in the rails and screens; and wood and lead in stained glass windows. It is also worthwhile visiting for the stairwell and the interior staircase with mahogany spikes; the inner vestibule, polychromatic mosaic pavements and the bathroom with modernist tiles.
Saint Joan’s Castle
Between the beaches of Lloret and Fenals is a mound on which a medieval fortification remains. It was built in the 11th century and we already know that in 1079 the castle’s chapel was consecrated. Nowadays, only the foundations of the tower keep, the east wall, some vestiges on the south side and various bunkers excavated in the rock remain. The enclave is full of symbolism, and the castle is considered as the origin of the town of Lloret.
D’en Plaja Castle
There where the Sa Caleta cove ends, is the D’en Plaja castle-house. It was built by the industrialist Narcís Plaja in 1935. Nevertheless, the works were not finished until the forties, when the Spanish Civil War ended. Gradually it has been converted into a symbol of the town of Lloret and it decorates postcards and photographs. And it is worth your while to get closer to the town to discover this dreamy enclave.
Beaches in Lloret de Mar
The town of Lloret has an array of very charming beaches where you can have excellent holidays on the Costa Brava.
Next to Lloret Beach, you have a very pleasant section of coast, just below a castle that offers outstanding views. The different boats on the sand that this cove provides, turn the place into a picture-perfect little nook.
Sa Boadella Cove
This is a small cove, some 250 metres in length. A refuge of peace and tranquillity, practically unspoilt, where you can have luxury family holidays. It provides the crystal-clear water of the Costa Brava coves and metres of sand from the most comfortable beaches in the region.
This beach, located on the other side of Saint Joan’s Castle, is ideal for family tourism in Lloret. The second largest beach in the town by size (700 metres long), it is an excellent place to spend beach holidays with all members of the family, grandparents and children included. The hill that separates the beach from the town centre acts as a natural barrier and prevents the sweeping, ferocious winds typical of the Girona region.
Apart from visiting the different tourist attractions that the area offers, you have different activities to do in the middle of nature, such as the coastal roads.
Coastal roads “Caminos de Ronda”
To discover the secrets of Lloret, you have to retrace the distinct coastal roads “Caminos de Ronda” that the town has to offer. Different routes where you can become captivated by the fauna and flora of the town. One of the most typical and affordable things for all audiences is the coastal roads “Caminos de Ronda” from Lloret to Fenals. A trip that lasts 40 minutes, that has 76 metres of gradient and is low difficulty.
Restaurants in Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar is a coastal town that has excellent establishments for those lovers of good food.
- Restaurante Mas Romeu. It is an eating place that has offered quality dishes since the year 1981. Their cuisine is based on Catalonian tradition and the use of fresh, quality produce.
- Restaurante Cantarradas. This is an establishment that specialises in tapas, paella, seafood and meat. This place is located in a hotel in the town that is particularly attuned to high-quality Catalan cuisine.
Holiday Homes Close to Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar’s accommodation options are extensive. At Catalan Holidays we choose quality accommodation near to Lloret de Mar, designed for couples, families and groups of friends who what to have a degree of privacy and be near to the most interesting places in Lloret de Mar and the Costa Brava in Catalonia.
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