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Blanes means… history, gastronomy, beaches, botanical gardens and fireworks

Blanes offers to their visitors an unforgettable experience: lovely beaches, an interesting historical and cultural ensemble, stunning botanical gardens, Mediterranean gastronomy and the most remarkable Fireworks contest in Europe.

Come and discover it!  

Sa Palomera, The Gate to Costa Brava

Blanes has several unique places, such as Sa Palomera, a small island that symbolises the beginning of Costa Brava through its monument, arch shaped, called Portal de la Costa Brava (Gate to Costa Brava).  

Beaches and sea gastronomy in Blanes

The wide range of beaches and caves surrounding Blanes to enjoy the best holidays in the Mediterranean coast is only comparable to the wide gastronomy offer in Blanes, through several restaurants, bars and cafés.  

Churches and the Sant Joan Castle: vestiges of the Blanes history

Blanes, of Roman origin, has several historical points of interest that will let you discover better our past. On one hand, you will find religious monuments, such as the Antiga chapel, the Salud chapel and the Santa Maria medieval church. On the other hand, the Sant Joan Castle is the highest place in Blanes and, therefore, we recommend you to visit it and enjoy the lovely views to Blanes and to Costa Brava from the top of the Castle.  

International Fireworks contest in Blanes

Every year, in July, the Festa Major of Blanes takes place for a week, also known as Saint Anna and Saint Joaquim Fair. During this Fair, the biggest fireworks contest in Europe is held, since more than 100 years ago, and it receives more than half a million visitors a year since it became official in the 70s. For several days, Fireworks are launched from Sa Palomera, and therefore the firework performance can be enjoyed from the unrivalled setting of the Blanes beaches.  

Botanical gardens in Blanes: Marimurtra and Pinya de Rosa

The Marimurtra botanical garden is considered the best Mediterranean botanical garden in Europe, with 16ha. You will be impressed by its stunning views to the sea from a cliff and its combination of sea and mountain flora, which gives the name to the botanical garden, home for more the 4.000 vegetal species.

The Pinya de Rosa botanical garden combines science and art in every inch of its 50 ha, offering the perfect tropical home for more than 7.000 species in its microclimate.

You can comfortably access these botanical gardens by carrilet, a small local train that performs promenades inside Blanes. We recommend you to visit the botanical gardens to discover their flora, and it is also a perfect activity to do with children.