A walk in the historic centre of Blanes

Stroll through the little streets of Blanes and dive into the history of a seaside resort that has one of the best reputations on the Costa Brava! From fishing village to seaside resort, step back in time by discovering its hidden treasures.

Follow our guide to organise your stroll through the historic centre of Blanes.

The historic and secular heritage of Blanes

Over the course of your stroll through the old town, you will see many buildings that are reminiscent of different eras. Overlooked by the castle of Sant Joan, the old town of Blanes is for you to discover. It’s a simple and pleasant way to trace the history of the place known as “Blanda” in Roman times that bears the name of Blanes today.

From Iberians to international tourists, not forgetting the Medieval lords and the “Indianos”, those Catalans who left to seek their fortune in America, this little town on the Costa Brava has been subject throughout its long history to the passing-through and establishment of important inhabitants. They all left their mark, as can be seen in the richness of the modernist houses, inspired by the work of Gaudi and built by the famous “Indianos”.

The richness of Catalan history and the beauty of the Costa Brava can be yours! Opt for a stay that takes in culture and nature in Blanes.

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Not to be missed in the old town of Blanes

In the historic centre, you can find many Gothic buildings, stemming from the 14th and 15th centuries. It’s a good way to enter directly into the history of the town and its past which is as fascinating as it is rich!

Among them, over the course of your walk around Blanes, don’t miss:

The Gothic fountain. Built on the order of the daughter of the Count of Prades, Violante de Cabrera, at the turning point of the 14th and 15th centuries, it is a very handsome vestige of Catalan gothic that is unique among its kind.

The church of Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza, located in the old centre, carrer de l’Antiga. The oldest church in Blanes, it is a blend of simple architecture and beautiful decoration, including a poem in Catalan inscribed on one of the 8 pillars in the nave. It is worth the visit!

The ancient palace of the viscounts of Cabrera and the Church of Santa Maria.

Along carrer Ample, between plaça de la Solidaritat and plaça d’Espanya, you can admire various medieval houses, witness to a flamboyant period.

Note that the Tourist Office in Blanes also offers thematic visits of the town. Don’t miss the itinerary that runs through the historic heart of Blanes.