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Blanes

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Gardens · Castles · Beaches
Blanes is a town and municipality in the comarca of Selva in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. During the Roman rule it was named Blanda or Blandae. It is known as the "Gateway to the Costa Brava". Its coast is part of the Costa Brava, which stretches from Blanes up to the French border. The township is 18.29 km². Blanes is a popular tourist town, and it is known for the Concurs de Focs d'Artifici during the Santa Anna festival; this event includes a lot of fireworks. Other places of interest include a botanical gardens, coves, such as the Cala Bona, and beaches which are surrounded by mountains.The population in 2014 was 39,293.HistoryThe history of Blanes predates the Roman conquest. Iberian activity has been attested in the area. Romanization of Blanes and its surroundings began around the 3rd century BC. Roman remains of the Blandae site lie nearby. After the rule of the Romans the area shared the fate of much of the Peninsula, being conquered successively by the Goths, the Moors and the Christians shortly after. In the 13th century, after the Christians regained the power, important architectural developments took place in Blanes. Some examples are the palace, Palau Vescomtal, the Església Parroquial church and the city walls.
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Garden
Jardin Botanico Marimurtra
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Duration: 2h 30 min
Castle
Castillo de San Juan
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Playa S'Abanell
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Pinya de Rosa
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Side trips from Blanes

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Water Park
Marineland Palafolls
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Religious Site
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey Montserrat
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Park
Parc Francesc Macia Malgrat de Mar
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Roca Village Santa Agnes de Malanyanes
3.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Blanes

Beach
Platja de Blanes
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Blanes~Sub
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Lookout
Sa Palomera
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Cala de Sant Francesc
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Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Blanes

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Church
Santa Maria De Blanes
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Casa del Poble
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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