CASTLE D’EN PLAJA, SYMBOL OF LLORET DE MAR
The Castell de Santa María, better known as the castle d’en Plaja, is one of the youngest in Spain. With less than 80 years old, this castle is an icon in the beautiful town of the Costa Brava. And it is that despite having less historical value than others, it compensates its youth with the medieval charm that it brings to the area.
Rising majestically on a promontory like sentinel of a beautiful cove, it is bordered by a walk that is worth traveling. This walk that surrounds the castle d’en Plaja offers the incentive of some of the best landscapes of the Costa Brava. The image of the castle of Lloret de Mar and its surroundings are the preferred images of the telephoto lenses of many tourists.
Despite its imposing medieval appearance, it is a private property, and was the work of Girona architect Isidor Bosc i Bataller. Its construction began in 1933 and ended in the mid-fifties, after the civil war. Its style is neo-Gothic, which highlights its battlement towers and ogive shaped windows.
In Lloret de Mar, the castle was built with stones from the land itself, and also has a private road protected by a stone wall. This road leads to a small but privileged viewpoint over the sea, which only its owners can enjoy. From the view of the castle of Lloret de Mar and its surroundings, which is not little, we can all enjoy.
Castle d’En Plaja: one of the pearls of the Camino de Ronda
One way to appreciate your castle in Lloret de Mar is from the Camino de Ronda. From Sa Caleta, north of the Platja Gran de Lloret, this path starts along the entire Costa Brava.
The round roads run along the coast from Blanes to Portbou on itineraries that communicate different coastal towns. During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries these trails became popular when used by the authorities to control contraband.
There are different paths and intensity levels to travel the Camino de Ronda enjoying the best landscapes of the Costa Brava. Most of the Roads of Ronda follow the GR92 route, being able to start or finish it at any point.
As it passes through Lloret, the Camino de Ronda runs under the castle walls and borders charming coves. Some of them are Cala dels Frares and Cala d’en Trons, which stand out for their beauty and mystery.
Lloret de Mar: a place with a lot to offer
Lloret is much more than beautiful beaches and colorful tourism. It is a place full of corners, routes and charms. Water activities such as scuba diving and more, the Gardens of Santa Clotilde with its novecentista spirit, the stately mansions of the Indians … Not forgetting its coves, which represent the essence of the Costa Brava.
A house or an apartment in Lloret de Mar represents landing in one of the most attractive places on the Costa Brava. In Amat Inmobiliaris, since 1948 they are specialists in the commercialization of real estate (purchase, sale and rental) also on the Costa Brava.
Amat is always an excellent option to find the ideal space in the desired place, such as Lloret de Mar. A good choice to live all year, or for a second residence with incentives to enjoy the perfect vacation.
*Source images: Red Costa Brava.com
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