Sant Pere del Bosc Monastery

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Sant Pere del Bosc Monastery

Lloret de Mar - Girona

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Sant Pere del Bosc Monastery

Sant Pere del Bosc monastery, majestically located in a natural spot surrounded of forests 5 kilometres far from the centre of Lloret de Mar, is one of the most emblematic places in Costa Brava. A heaven of peace and calm, pride of the inhabitants in Lloret, that throughout its history has harbored a monastery, an old's people home, the headquarters of the fishermen's association of Lloret and a hotel.

The original hermitage, called Sant Pere Salou, dated from the Xth century. It has a little chapel in name of Virgin Gracia. It was an ancient benedictine monastery until at the end of the XVIIth century it was burned down by the French and the monks leave it to move to Sant Pere de Galligans community.

Since 1703 every first of May is practised a procession that starts in Lloret to Sant Pere, where is celebrated "aplec de la sardana" (popular meeting with a typical catalan dance) in honor to Virgin Gracia

The original hermitage, of gothic style, it was rebuilt in 1789 in baroque syle. But Sant Pere del Bosc peak arrives in 1860, when the "indiano" Nicolau Font (Conde del Jaruco) purchased the monastery and the adjoining lands (known as Condado del Jaruco). Nicolau Font reformed the monastery considerably, turning it in the current majestic estate of a great inherited and historical interest. In August 1922 it was inaugurated Nicolau Font Old's People House to old children of Lloret.

In 1911 it was erected a marble monument to Mr. Nicolau Font in Sant Pere del Bosc square, in gratitude for its generosity and patrimonial contribution to Lloret's town.

It is worth walk through Condado del Jaruco until Sant Pere del Bosc along the ancient road, as it was done at that time, discovering the Angel monument and the "Terme" Cross (pieces of great architectonical value built in Nicolau Font age) to enjoy a relaxing day in Sant Pere del Bosc, eating in its prestigious restaurant or staying the night in the SPA Hotel that currently is in the place of the majestic estate.

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