D’en Plaja Castle
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D’en Plaja Castle
At first glance, the Castle d'en Plaja in Lloret de Mar gives us the feeling of being a restored medieval castle or surprisingly well preserved. But to know the true history of the building, we don't have to go back that far.
During the 1930s, Narcís Platja Martí, a Girona industrialist and owner of the Galetes Plaja company, decided to establish his summer residence in Lloret de Mar. With this purpose in mind, he started the construction project of the building that we now know as Castle d'en Plaja, entrusting the work to architect Isidor Bosch. The works were hindered by the start of the Civil War, and it wasn't until the 1940s that the completion of the castle became a reality.
The final result of this project left a significant imprint on the coastal facade of Lloret de Mar: an imposing neo-Gothic castle rising on a point of sa Caleta, visible from many points of the municipality. At first, the building sparked a lot of controversy among the local population. The controversy gave way to acceptance, and this to recognition, until it finally became one of the main icons of Lloret de Mar and was included in the inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.
Since spring 2023, the Castell d'en Plaja houses an immersive museum space that aims to raise awareness about the effects of climate change. The space also has a bar with an outdoor terrace with extraordinary views.
Leisure, culture and gastronomy for all the family
Lloret de Mar is one of the main tourist destinations on the Costa Brava. Its excellent beaches and coves are a major attraction for visitors who wish to enjoy the sun and nature. Lloret also has a rich cultural and gastronomic offer and a wide variety of water activities to enjoy active and adventure tourism.
Lloret's main cultural attractions include the rich legacy of the indians, reflected in places such as Can Font, the magnificent noucentista garden of Santa Clotilde which has been used as a set for major film productions, or the historic hermitages that are scattered throughout the municipality and which, together, create a highly recommendable cultural route.
Sports lovers will also find in Lloret a wide range of cycling routes, trail running routes, Vies Braves, and the possibility of enjoying the main water sports and major sporting events.