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Lloret de Mar Off The Beaten Path: 9 reviews and 26 photos

  The Great Tower
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  • The Great Tower - Lloret de Mar
      The Great Tower
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  • Front Portal - Lloret de Mar
      Front Portal
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  • Santa Maria De Blanes - Lloret de Mar
  • View from the Old Town Street - Lloret de Mar
      View from the Old Town Street
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  • The Old Stone Steps - Lloret de Mar
      The Old Stone Steps
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The Parish Church of Santa Maria De Blanes can be found in the Old Town of Blanes. We had no idea it was here until we found some steep old steps to climb. We were amazed how such a huge Church could be hidden away - during the long climb up there is never a glimpes of what lies before you and from the streets of the old town you only see a small fraction of this great giant. The Church was built between 1350-1410 it was made much larger by the addition of a Palace added by the Vizcondes of Goathead so they could be near the Church. In recent history a tragic accidental fire broke out on 22nd. July 1936 their loss was great and included the Altar Piece designed by Anton Gaudi. The Church interior as rebuild between 1940 -1944 and rededicated on 23rd. December 1944. The interior is stunning - I didn't take any pictures because even tiny sounds disturb the hushed silence which seemed to hang like a veil. The fresco's which adorn the walls are worth seeing the oldest dates back to 1954 and the newest 'The Resurrection' dates 2001. It may have lost some great treasures but the new ones will leave you in awe!

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  • Updated Nov 28, 2007
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