Author: Katrina Pierce

What to do in Spain’s Costa Brava – Lloret de Mar Town

Lloret de Mar is a coastal town that is situated in Catalonia, about seventy-five kilometers from Barcelona and forty miles from Girona. This Mediterranean town has become a popular holiday resort on Coasta Brava is the the second biggest town in Selva County. It covers an area of forty-eight square kilometers and has a population of roughly thirty-seven thousand residents.

Lloret de Mar has a nighclub scene that attracts young people from all over Europe, especially countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Denmark and Belgium. Lloret de Mar also attracts many tourist because of its beautiful beaches.

Beautiful Beaches

  1. Playa de Lloret
  2. Cala Banys
  3. Cala Canyelles
  4. Playa de Fenals
  5. Cala des frares
  6. Playa de Sta.Cristina
  7. Cala d’en Trons
  8. Playa Sa Boadella
  9. Cala Tortuga
  10. Playa de Treumal
  11. Cala Gran and Cala Morisca

Attractions in the town of Lloret de Mar

  1. The Chapel of Les Alegries
  2. Maritime Museum of Lloret de Mar
  3. Sanctuary of Sant Pere del Bosc.
  4. Santa Clotilde Gardens
  5. Oratory of the Mare de Déu de Gracia
  6. Chapel of Santa Cristina, Chapel of Sant Quirze
  7. Modernist Cementery
  8. Can Garriga
  9. Iberian settlements at Puig de Castellet
  10. Iberian settlements at Montbarbat
  11. Can Comadran
  12. Can Xardo
  13. Parish Church of Sant Roma
  14. Parochial Rectory
  15. Santa Cristina Hermitage and Gnomo Park.

Prominent restaurants

  1. Santa Marta Restaurante
  2. Restaurant El Trull
  3. Evenia Hawai
  4. Restaurant El Trull.

Popular hotels

  1. Hotel Helios
  2. Hotel Guitart
  3. Hotel Xaine Park
  4. Hotel Augusta Club
  5. Hotel Aquarium
  6. Hotel Anabel

A popular attraction in the coastal town of Lloret de Mar is the Church of Sant Roma. This Gothic church was built in the early sixteenth century and was used as a place of refuge from Algerian and Turkish pirates. It was restored in the twentieth century and is now a beautiful example of Medieval architecture that blends Muslim, Byzantine and Renaissance influences.

Another fine example of Medieval architecture in Lloret de Mar is the Castle of Sant Joan. The Castle of Sant Joan was built in the eleventh century and was used to protect the town from sea attacks from forces such as the Genovese fleet. It also protected the town during the war again France and Spain during the early nineteenth century. It was used as a military fortification until the seventeenth century when it was abandoned. It went through a period of disrepair, but was restored during the 1990s. It offers a spectacular view to tourists wishing to get a panaromic view of the surrounding area.

The Monument to the Fisherman’s Wife is located at Lloret Beach and was built in 1966. Its purpose was to commemorate the millenium mark of Lloret de Mar. It is one of the most easily recognizable symbols of the town. There is a legend that says that touching the sculpture’s foot while looking out toward the horizon will make all your wishes come to life.