Exploring the History of Lloret de Mar

Exploring the History of Lloret de Mar, Lloret de Mar, Spain (B)

Lloret de Mar is a lively seaside town, with pristine beaches and a vibrant nightlife. It had hardly occurred to me that it might also have a long and rich history to explore. But the same sea that has made the town so attractive to recent generations has played a major part in Lloret’s history since the earliest times. And that history is brought to life in the town’s museums.

The Es Tint Museum commemorates the fishing industry which has always been central to the life of Lloret de Mar

For the Iberians, the first settlers in this region, the sea was both friend and foe. It allowed the settlers to trade with other Mediterranean peoples, but it also made it necessary to defend the coastline from possible invasion. In the end they were unable to withstand the Romans, who arrived and colonised Catalonia in the 3rd century BC.

We got a good insight into Iberian and Roman times by visiting the Can Saragossa museum, an old farmhouse full of coins, pots and other artefacts and information about Lloret’s Iberian settlements. (If you visit Can Saragossa, make sure you pick up the comprehensive English language sheet at the entrance desk, as information inside the museum is all in Catalan). ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring the History of Lloret de Mar
Guide Location: Spain » Lloret de Mar
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.worldwidewriter.co.uk/2015/05/exploring-history-lloret-de-mar.html
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Can Saragossa
  • Puig de Castellet
  • Sant Joan Castle
  • Museu del Mar
  • Es Tint