Museum in Lloret de Mar - Top 5!


Museum in Lloret de Mar

Despite many people associate Lloret de Mar with Sun Sea Beach and going out, Lloret de Mar also has more than enough to offer in the cultural field. For example, thanks to the rich history of Lloret de Mar, there are countless beautiful sights and museums that take you into the breathtaking history of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava,. For example, you can take a look at the Iberian times at the museum Masia de Can Saragossa, get acquainted with maritime history from the time of the Indianos at the maritime museum in Lloret de Mar, but also enjoy the beautiful frescoes in Can Font or the variegated cat collection in Casa de Gatos.

Do you want to know more about a day trip to the museum in Lloret de Marplease read on! In this blog you will find all the ins & outs about the museums in Lloret!

The history of Lloret de Mar in a nutshell!

The Moorish Tower of Sant Joan in Lloret de Mar!

Before visiting a museum in Lloret de Mar it is of course also important to know something about history. After all, it tells the “story” that you can see with your own eyes in the museums. In general, it is therefore nice to know exactly what you are looking at when you visit a museum.

As far as is known, according to various archaeological excavations of settlements, the history of Lloret de Mar dates back to the Iberian Age; around the 3rd and 4th centuries BC. However, the first “real” stamp was only printed on Lloret de Mar in the Middle Ages, from the 10e up to 15e century AD. In this time Lloret de Mar consisted mainly of farmhouses in the interior, a beautiful old Romanesque church - de Sant Romà and the Moorish tower of Sant Joan, providing boat protection against sea attacks. Especially in the 12e century, the century of defenses against overseas pirate attacks, this protection was crucial.

The real glory days of Lloret de Mar, and actually the entire Costa Brava, were in the 18e century then King Charles III of Spain issued the decree of free trade with the American colonies. During this period, large ships were built on the beaches of Lloret destined for America. Many residents subsequently decided to go to America, the so-called 'Indianos', looking for the big fortune. When they returned, they decided to use the wealth they had acquired to build beautiful villas that can still be seen and admired today in Lloret de Mar.

Do you want to know everything about the beautiful and historical history of Lloret de Mar? Then read on the 23 beautiful sights in Lloret de Mar.

Discover the 5 museums in Lloret de Mar!

1. The Archaeological Museum in Lloret de Mar - Masia de Can Saragossa

Can Saragossa Museum

Lloret de Mar has no fewer than 3 settlements dating back to the Iberian era: Montbarbat, Puig de Castellet & Turó Rodó. You can visit the remnants of these settlements during your holiday in Lloret de Mar. However, the objects found on location, such as pottery, ceramics, tools, etc., can be admired at Masia de Can Saragossa. Located on a small hill and surrounded by woods and gardens, this medieval farmhouse was built by the Saragossa family during the rural era of Lloret de Mar, in 1317.

This beautiful farmhouse, which has been adapted over the centuries to renewed standards, is home to countless stories passed down from generation to generation. In 1984, the farm came into the hands of the city council of Lloret de Mar and a museum was established there.

Can Saragossa today houses the beautiful Iberian archaeological finds from Lloret de Mar. However, in addition to the archaeological excavations of Iberian settlements, this museum also offers a collection of paintings, drawings and watercolors by Joan Llaverías, a brilliant landscape artist. During your visit to the museum, also take a moment to admire the beautiful farm, with floor mosaics, numerous shutters or beautiful facade!

More information about the Iberian settlements of Lloret de Mar can be found at: Top 22 activities in Lloret de Mar!

Opening hours:

November to March: open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm

April to October: open Monday to Sunday, 10am to 1pm and 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Pay attention: closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6

Entrance fee:

The entrance fee is € 3 for adults. For pensioners, minors, large families and disabled people, a reduced price of € 1.50 applies.

2. Maritime Museum in Lloret de Mar- Museo del Mar

Maritime Museum in Lloret de Mar

Located on the promenade you will find the Maritime Museum in Lloret de Mar. Here you can learn everything about the rich history and connection that Lloret de Mar has with the sea. During your visit to the museum in Lloret de Mar you travel through the different rooms and discover the history of the city along the way. So you pass the time when the ships were built on the beach, but also that the shipmen left for the tobacco, coffee and cotton trade to America. On the ground floor, the original ceilings, walls, furniture and floors are from the 19th century well kept.

The Maritime Museum is located in the so-called Can Garriga, one of the most important 'Indiano' houses in Lloret de Mar. Twenty-two years after Enric Garriga left for America, he returned in 1887 with a considerable fortune. He then decided to build this beautiful house for his wife and seven children. The house remained in family ownership until 1981, when it was acquired by the city council and became home to the Museo del Mar (Martiem Museum).

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pay attention: closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6

Entrance fees:

The entrance fee is € 4 for adults. For pensioners, minors, large families and disabled people, a reduced price of € 2 applies.

3. Can Font Museum in Lloret de Mar

Can Font Museum in Lloret de Mar

Can Font is a beautiful historic building built in the Catalan modernist style and which is also known as “Cal Conde” or “Can Piuet”. It was built in 1877 by master builder and Lloret resident Fèlix Torras y Mataró, at the request of Nicolau Font i Maig. The house is a symbol of the Lloretense fortunes that have been brought to America by the “Indiados”. Can Font has had several owners since its construction, until it was bought in 1981 by the city council of Lloret de Mar and turned into a museum.

In the Can Font museum you can enjoy beautiful sgraffiti, frescoes and plasterwork on the walls and ceilings. But also the many ceramic mosaics, the artistic wrought iron railings and grilles, woodwork and stained glass windows will take your breath away. Can Font is a beautiful piece of Lloret's history that takes you back to the 19th century and shows you how the top layer of the population lived after their return from America.

Entrance fee:

The entrance fee is € 5 for adults. For pensioners, minors, large families and disabled people, a reduced price of € 2.50 applies.

4. Museo del arte “Casa de Gatos”

Are you a lover of museums, but you want something different than culture and history, then this museum in Lloret de Mar is definitely worth it! This small private cat museum, located on the central boulevard, opened in 2002 and is owned by Russian cat lovers. In the museum you will find a colorful collection of everything to do with cats. The museum's collection is constantly updated with new interesting exhibits, beautiful paintings and postcards, soft toys, numerous figurines, home decorations and jewelry. Also this museum in Lloret de Mar is a wonderful place for children to visit and get a feel for museums.

Opening hours

Monday till Saturday: open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 1:30 pm and 5pm to 8pm.

Pay attention: closed on December 25 and 26 and January 1 and 6

Entrance fees:

The entrance fee is € 3 for adults and children up to 5 years old are free. A reduced price applies to groups.

5. Lloret de Mar Open Museum (MOLL)

Santa Roma Church in Lloret de Mar

The Lloret de Mar Open Museum (MOLL) is, contrary to what its name says, not really a museum. It is actually an imaginary museum in Lloret de Mar, around historical, cultural and natural attractions. It is an open-air walking route that you can walk along to see all the great sights and museums of Lloret de Mar. For example, the route takes you past the Botanical Gardens of Santa Clotilde, the Maritime Museum in Lloret de Mar, Puig de Castellet, the Santa Roma Church, Can Saragozze, the Castle of Sant Joan, and much more!

If you follow the route of the MOLL, you will discover during a beautiful walk through history all the top sights and museums in Lloret de Mar. This route is therefore very worthwhile for anyone who wants to learn everything about Lloret de Mar! At the Lloret de Mar Tourist Office, the Oficina de Turismo, you can also pick up a small guide with useful and interesting information to take with you when you visit the city. You can also get a preview here click for additional information about the sights and the walking route!

Opening hours and Admission Fees!

Since the Moll is a route along several sights and museums, it is important to take into account the opening times and possibly for each museum / sight. entrance fees. You can find more information about prices and opening hours, as well as discounts on entrance fees here! You will find the Oficina de Turismo the beautiful boulevard from Lloret de Mar!

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