Lloret de Mar
Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia and one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava. It is 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Girona and 75 kilometres (47 miles) from Barcelona and therefore easily accessible. With a population of 39,363 (as of 1 January 2009) it is the second largest town in the Selva comarca (county) of Catalonia, in Spain.
For decades Lloret de Mar has attracted summer visitors on package tours and is considered as one of the most important resorts on the Costa Brava. Lloret de Mar's main beach (length: 1,630 m; width: 45 m; white sand) is one of the most popular Costa Brava beaches and is consistently awarded the Blue Flag for cleanliness.
Lloret’s nightlife attracts an 18-30s crowd mainly from Luxembourg, Portugal, Denmark, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands and other, mostly European, countries.
Sites of cultural interest
Church of Sant Romà: Gothic church finished in 1522 built as a refuge from attacks from Turkish and Algerian pirates. Large-scale restoration work carried out in the early 20th century with money from the returned Americanos has converted it into a spectacular building with Byzantine, Moorish, Renaissance and Modernist influences.
Castle of Sant Joan: Medieval castle from the 11th century used to defend Lloret against any attacks from the sea such as that of the Genovese fleet in 1356 and during England’s war on Spain and France in 1805. The fortress is said to have been operational until the 17th century. Only the castle’s tower remains (restored in 1992) and offers an excellent view of the surrounding area.
Monument to the Fisherman’s Wife: Bronze sculpture found at the end of Lloret beach erected in 1966 to commemorate Lloret de Mar’s Millennium. It is considered to be one of the town’s most emblematic symbols. Legend states that touching the sculpture’s foot while looking out at the horizon will make your wishes come true.
Santa Clotilde gardens: Gardens designed in an Italian Renaissance style by Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri. Situated on top of a cliff offering impressive views over the sea.
Iberian settlements at Puig de Castellet.
Iberian settlements at Montbarbat.
Sanctuary of Sant Pere del Bosc.
Oratory of the Mare de Déu de Gràcia.
Chapel of Santa Cristina.
Chapel of Les Alegries
Chapel of Sant Quirze
Maritime Museum - Can Garriga