General information - Blanes-Costa Brava
Imagine a city bathed in the placid waters of the Mediterranean, surrounded by stunning landscapes, where tradition and modernity complement each other to perfection, allowing you to enjoy and discover a wide range of sights.
Blanes, the gateway to the Costa Brava, is a dynamic, modern, and welcoming city, combining traditions and a great historical legacy with the most up-to-date services and facilities. Can you imagine it? Welcome to Blanes.
The gateway to the Costa Brava, the start of which is marked by Sa Palomera rock, Blanes is a modern, dynamic and welcoming town that offers a great variety of options to enjoy a fantastic holiday at any time of the year. Main attractions in the town include the Marimurtra botanical gardens, with more than 3,000 species from 5 different continents, and the Pinya de Rosa tropical garden, with its interesting collection of cactii.
The town of Blanes is defined by its beaches and coves, its local-style cuisine, and its numerous, well-conserved buildings and monuments in the old town, such as Santa Maria church, the Gothic fountain and Sant Joan castle. The city is a place full of charm, where the modern and traditional perfectly complement one another.
Blanes is also well prepared for visitors of all ages, being the first town on the Costa Brava to be awarded the Certificate for Family Tourism Destination, in 2007.
This fishing town is also renowned for its International Firework Competition, celebrated in the town's yearly festivities. It is one of the best-known competitions in the Mediterranean
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INFORMATION ABOUT BLANES
The municipal district of Blanes, the main town on the Costa Brava, is situated in the southernmost point of the province of Girona, next to the mouth of the river Tordera. The districts of Tordera and Lloret de Mar lie to the north of the province; Lloret de Mar to the northeast; Tordera, Malgrat de Mar and Palafolls to the west, separated by the river Tordera. The Mediterranean Sea forms the southern limit of the province. The municipal district of Blanes, covers an area of 1,784hectares. The most dominant peaks in the area include Vilar, which has an altitude of 269 metres, and Sant Joan, measuring 166 metres. The most important river is the Tordera, with a torrential rain flow pattern, and an inexhaustible supply of water.