This part of the beach of Lloret de Mar is a perfect spot to get lost in the vastness of the sea and in the depths of the mountains. It is perfect for a short trip, whether as a family, couple, with friends or alone. The wonderful views provide the peace and tranquility you long for when living in the big city. It's hard to find a beach where the waters are so clear and blue and where you can see the sea from the top of a mountain. The perfect place to visit.
The Gardens of Santa Clotilde, located on a cliff with splendid views of the coast, were designed in 1919 by order of the Marquis de Roviralta. The Italian Renaissance-style design was created by Nicolau Rubio. I visited during the summer, but the best time to visit is spring. When you enter, you feel a little lost as though you were inside a maze, so you need to follow the path where you will find information relevant to each point of interest. A highlight during my visit was the beautiful central staircase covered with vines and small fountains.
Last summer, I had to go to Lloret several times, so I got to know the town quite well. This is a really great spot, where you can see the statue of the Venus of Lloret, a beautiful sculpture visible from the beach. To reach it, the tourist office suggests that you take a walk along the coast of Lloret, through Santa Cristina, to reach Blanes. From the beach, a few stairs built into the rock are a fun way to approach the statue.
You'll see first the shadow, then the figure, and finally you'll reach a beautiful woman in bronze, all sharp curves, staring at the sea. Around her is a small square with benches, so you can admire the work from several points of view, as well as having a great vantage point over the sea and the beach of Lloret, from the castle tower of San Juan to the rocks of the Cala Bany. It's a truly inspiring place, and it's said that touching the statue's right foot with your right hand will make your wishes come true. The sculpture dates from 1966, and was created by Ernest Maragall, to honor the fisherwomen of Lloret.
Frenals beach the second beach in Lloret, with coarse sand and a length of 700 meters and a width of 45 meters. The sea is calm and crystal clear, perfect for a leisurely swim. Nearby are a wide range of hotels and apartments, shops, kiosks, a hammock rental service, a first aid station, lifeguard and local ambulance service. The beach is accessible for people with reduced mobility. It has several showers and there are lots of water sport activities.
The Sanctuary of Sant Pere del Bosc is near Lloret, in acres of trees and passed by several trekking routes suggested on the tourism website of the city council. You can only see the outside. To access the inside (in the afternoon), you can have dinner at the restaurant on the site. Every year since 1703, in the atrium of the church festivals are held in May. The small chapel Mare de Deu de Gràcia was restored in the eighteenth century and has baroque features. It was occupied by the Benedictines in the seventeenth century until the fire of 1694, which forced their eviction. Following this, the Indian Nicolau Font I Maig bought the sanctuary and, with the help of architect Josep Puig, created the structure that you see today.
To reach Cala Banys, you must follow the coastal path, identified as # 1 by the tourist office. Cala Banys is only 15 minutes from Frenals Creek. While some people prefer to sunbathe on the sand, I prefer to find a corner with no sand and read, I don't like the feeling of walking on sticky sand!
After 9 days visiting Girona, some inland villages. and the Costa Brava from north to south, on our last day of vacation before embarking on the return trip to Valencia, we decided to visit this cove. We were a little reluctant to be in Lloret de Mar, even though we'd heard of it, due to its mass tourism.
Boadella Creek is a beach about 250 meters long, located just outside the town of Lloret de Mar, and is accessed by the GI-682 (Blanes-Lloret) road. (If you go with GPS put 'cami boadella' and not cala boadella, which is a hotel in the middle of town). The beach is surrounded by cliffs and a thick pine forest. The beach is crowded in August but not as crowded as others on the Costa Brava. You can leave your car on the road and is access is by a dirt road about 200m and lined with pine trees. When you access the beach, the blue waters gives you the impression that you are entering an Ibizan cove. At the beginning of the beach is a beach bar, and to the right (facing the sea) is the nudist part, which is definitely the most beautiful and tranquil part. On the cliffs on the left side are the Gardens of Santa Clotilde, where you can admire spectacular views (although we didn't have enough time to visit). Its ideal for snorkeling in the clear waters, which I recommend. Definitely a place worth visiting.
The present church dates from the late eighteenth century, but there are reports of its existence prior to 1376. Funds for its construction were donated by all the villagers, and if their meager resources didn't allow them to donate money, they helped to build it. We couldn't go inside, so we didn't get the chance to see the numerous votive offerings that exist in the sacristy, and the interesting altarpiece depicting the death of Santa Cristina.
The Iglesia de Sant Romà is located in Church Square, next to the Parish Rectory. The building, dating from 1522, was built in a Gothic Catalan style. In the twentieth century, the architect Bonaventura Conil Montobbio added new features to the existing church that combined Byzantine and Islamic art of the Renaissance, however much of it was destroyed during the civil war of 1936.
The Parochial Rectory in Lloret, dating from 1920, is a beautiful modernist building with 3 floors and an octagonal tower, designed by Bonaventura Conill I Montobbio. It is attached to the parish church. Besides its magnificant decoration reminiscent of Byzantine, Muslim and Renaissance styles, it also has many fountains and sculptures.
The attractions are pretty good, though some of them do not open until 11 even though the park opens at 10. There are green areas that allow you to enjoy a picnic. You can also buy sandwiches, hamburgers etc. The tickets cost 6 euros or so ....
Lloret de Mar is a city that has a major Spanish and European tourist flow. The bus station, which is strategically located within walking distance of both the majority of the hotels and the historic centre, offers regular commuter bus services linking Lloret to other cities in Catalonia and Spain, and some European cities. There are several national and international companies providing services, including Sarfa, Pujol and Mas.
These are a couple of small modernist buildings from the late nineteenth century. They are known as Las Casitas del Angel, with pitched roof tiles, decorated pottery and wrought iron and are painted with floral details.
Cala Trons is located north of the coastal town of Lloret de Mar. It's one of the quietest seaside spots on the Costa Brava, with rough terrain but a sandy beach. The sand isn't the finest here, but it's perfect to lie down and sunbathe without being in danger of having fine grains sticking to your wet body! The seabed has a fascinating array of flora and fauna, so it's a great spot to go diving. You can get there by driving through Montgoda, or walking past the castle of Lloret.
The City Hall building, a beautiful neoclassical building dating from 1872, stands at the start of the pedestrian street of Mossen Jacint Verdaguer. The building was designed by architects Marí Sureda and Felix de Azua. The facade features the shield of Spain, the King Amadeo of Savoy, and the shield of Lloret. The entire exterior was decorated with terracotta pottery made by Arpi Pau Galí, there's a beautifully-designed wrought iron bell tower with a clock installed by Isidre Bofill.
The PPS Park is a small park in the city center of Lloret. There are rowing boats, rail cars, trampolines and games machines, among other things. You can buy tickets for each attraction. I recommend it for young children.
If you're wondering what to do in Lloret de Mar and if it'll be worth the trip, the answer is yes, because the city has an extensive natural and cultural heritage. The city of Girona is located on the Costa Brava, which is why many people who think of things to see in Lloret de Mar think of the beach. It's true that one of the most popular things to do in Lloret de Mar is to visit its spectacular beaches and coves, but the city offers much more.
It has a great architectural and cultural heritage, among which includes the Church of Sant Roma, the modernist cemetery, and the Castle of Sant Joan, which is also one of the first Lloret de Mar attractions you should see. It is a medieval castle from the 11th century which served as a defense from pirates and invaders. Today, one of its best preserved parts is the Tower of Homage. There are many more places to visit in Lloret de Mar, including the Gardens of Santa Clotilde, which combine Renaissance and Italian elements. It houses two striking mermaid sculptures. El Camino de Ronda is another one of the many suggested attractions in Lloret de Mar for tourists and visitors. It's a path along the Costa Brava which runs from Lloret Beach to Fenals Beach.
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