A pocos kilómetros de Blanes encontrará otros puntos de interés que podrá descubrir aprovechando su estancia en nuestra ciudad.

Neighbours who complement us

01Oct

A few kilometres from Blanes you will find other points of interest that you will be able to discover during your stay in our city. Catalonia is a fascinating country, with interesting and very picturesque places. They are nearby destinations that can complement your stay in the city of Blanes.

Lloret de Mar: Neighbouring municipality of Blanes with large beaches and a very varied cultural proposal. It offers a wide range of leisure activities.

Tossa de Mar: An old fishing village with a great historical background. In Tossa, the “Vila Vella” stands out, the only example of a fortified medieval town that still exists on the Catalan coast.

Girona: Capital of the province, with a historic centre considered one of the most evocative in Europe, and with a great Jewish legacy. You can do part of the “Camí de Ronda” by the old walls, and do not miss the cathedral and the colorful “Cases de l’Onyar”.

Barcelona: Capital of Catalonia, with a long and rich architectural history. It is one of the world’s most popular destinations for modernism, with buildings and public spaces as unique as “La Sagrada Família”, “Parc Güell”, “Casa Milà” or “Casa Batlló”.

Tordera: Book a Sunday morning to visit the market in this small neighbouring village of Blanes.

Estany de Sils: Visit this protected natural area, a wet area of great scenic interest and unique within the Mediterranean environments. In this place there is a great variety of flora and fauna specific to this habitat.

Montseny: The Montseny Natural Park, declared a Biosphere Natural Reserve, will allow you to enjoy nature and extraordinary forest landscapes.

La Selva: Our region has many contrasting landscapes. It extends from the “Costa Brava” to the abrupt “Guilleries”, with a great interior plain and a lot of variety in its natural environment.

Empordà: Land of “tramuntana”, vineyards and great artists. A singular landscape awaits you, with a long coastline and an endless plain, with indelible brushstrokes that are world-renowned, such as those of Salvador Dalí’s surrealism.

Garrotxa: Pre-Pyrenean area, with very mountainous reliefs and extraordinary landscapes such as “La Fageda d’en Jordà”, in an extensive volcanic area of great geological and natural interest.

Hostalric: Declared an Asset of National Interest, it has an important medieval legacy and also allows you to discover the Catalan gastronomic heritage in the Domus Sent Soví centre.

Montsoriu: It is the most remarkable Catalan Gothic castle from a historical, architectural and archaeological point of view. It can be visited all year round.

Caldes de Malavella: La Selva is a land of thermal waters, and in Caldes de Malavella you will find everything about thermalism: spas, Roman thermal baths, hot springs, etc.

Breda: We recommend a walk through the streets of this pottery village, with the monastery of “Sant Salvador” as the protagonist, and thus you can capture the history of clay and ceramics.

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International Fireworks Competition Costa Brava 2019

12Jul

Blanes will organize from 23 to 27 July, the 49th edition of the International Fireworks Competition of the Costa Brava.

The event brings together leading fireworks companies, which will have a minimum time of eighteen minutes to perform their show.

The performances will start every night at 22:30h. The companies selected to participate will receive 19,000 euros, destined to elaborate their fire figures.

In addition, the first classified of the contest will be automatically invited to take part in the next edition and may be responsible for the fireworks of Lloret de Mar.

The company Hermanos Ferrández de Murcia was last year’s winner and in the previous edition the award was won by the Italian Pyroitaly SNC.

Below we show you the program of the contest with the participating pyrotechnics:

-Tuesday 23 (22:30h): Pyrotechnics Hermanos Ferrández (Beniel, Spain).

-Wednesday 24 (22:30h): Pyrotechnics Poleggi (Canepina, Italy).

-Thursday 25 (22:30h): Pyrotechnics Valenciana (Llanera de Ranes, Spain).

-Friday 26 (22:30h): Pyrotechnics Gironina (Pedralba, Spain).

-Saturday 27 (22:30h): Pyrotechnics Zaragozana (Zaragoza, Spain).

In addition during these days will take place in the municipality different events, on the occasion of the Biggest Festivities of Blanes. To consult all the activities, click on the following link.

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Karting Blanes

Leisure activities in Blanes (Costa Brava)

16May

Come enjoy a wonderful family vacation this summer at the Hotel Pimar & Spa. In our city you can enjoy multiple leisure activities during this summer for all age groups, both for the little ones and for the elderly at home.

Blanes has a wide variety of offers in leisure activities. You will find everything you need to spend a fun family vacation.

Here are some suggestions to complete your free time:

Ice cream parlors: Both in the old town and along the promenade, you will find terraces and ice cream parlors to enjoy a fabulous ice cream, together with your family. Some of them are: Sete Gel Gelateria, Brezza Gelateria, Gelateria Natura, Orxateria Gelateria Glaç-Glaç, Gelateria Artesanal, Gelateria Giotto, among many others.

Karting: If you like to feel the speed and the adrenaline rises you can have fun in the karting circuit, an ideal activity for the whole family.

Link: https://bit.ly/2Jk8v8h

Cruise departures: If you want to know the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea from another point of view, we recommend taking advantage of the cruise departures from Blanes. You and your family will have the deep waters of the sea under your feet.

Link: https://bit.ly/2WJRYgX

Bowling: Spend an entertaining afternoon playing bowling as a family: an ideal activity to get the champion inside.

Link: https://bit.ly/2YueT0c

Playgrounds: Let the youngest of the family venture into a fantasy world, bouncy castles, trampolines, ball pools, slides, circuits. You can also visit the Mini Club of Passeig de S’Abanell, where you will find large inflatables, children’s workshops, foam parties, games and crafts.

Link: https://bit.ly/2JjCz3P

Paddle surfing: If you want to enjoy the sea, in the sailing club of Blanes offer paddle surfing outings for all levels: without a doubt, one of the best ways to contemplate the wonderful coves of the Costa Brava.

Link: https://bit.ly/2W5xsKy

Banana boat: If you want to carry out a fun activity with your family, we suggest you get on the banana boat and enjoy a tour of Blanes beach playing with the waves and trying to keep your balance as long as possible.

Kayak: Another way to travel the coast of Blanes is by kayak. It is an activity that can be done freely, or in groups accompanied by a guide, and that allows you to contemplate the city of Blanes and its coves from the sea.

Link: https://bit.ly/2VZd6CM

Escape room: Definitely an ideal activity to spend an unforgettable time with your family. They will find themselves locked in rooms, where they will have to solve puzzles, complete games and decode strange clues.

Link: https://bit.ly/2LKFNQ3

Balloon flights: An ideal activity if you want to contemplate Blanes and the coast from a bird’s eye view. You can also see many villages and hermitages lost in the mountains, infinite fields of cultivation in the plains and valleys and the profile of the mountains that border the coastline.

Link: https://bit.ly/2E8QzcA

Submarinism: Enjoy diving in Blanes. Discover an exciting underwater world that you can enjoy whether you are a beginner or want to improve your technique.

Link: https://bit.ly/2YBQZQD

Tourist train: Stroll with the tourist train and enjoy with family the highlights of the first town on the Costa Brava.

Link: https://bit.ly/2HoXxuI

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Semana santa en Blanes

Easter in Blanes

18Apr

We are already immersed in full Easter Week 2019, the city of Blanes has prepared a series of activities during these days so you can immerse yourself in the most deeply rooted Catalan traditions during these dates.

Easter Week began on Sunday April 14 with the blessing of palms at 12 o’clock in the parishes of Santa Teresa and Santa María. An element that was not missing in the desserts of that day was the “roscón de Ramos”, the godparents gave their godchildren said cake after the office of the celebration in the church.

During this week from April 15 to 21, various events will be held:

-From 18 to 19 April throughout the day, Roman camp. (Paseo de Pau Casals)

April 18th:

Parade of the group of Romans and relay of the captain.

05:00 p.m. Departure from the Roman camp with exhibition of figures.

05:30 p.m. Relay of the captain. (Avenida de la Pau, 15)

06:00 p.m. Parade through the streets of downtown Blanes and the promenade.

April 19th:

12:00 p.m. Parade of the Roman group IUNIORES (Exit of the Arc dels Copatrons towards the Roman camp).

Relay of the captain and start of the parade.

09:00 p.m. Display of figures. Roman camp. (Paseo de Pau Casals)

09:20 p.m. Parade of the group of Romans. (Route: Roman camp – C/ Àmple, C/ Raval, Església Santa Maria).

09:30 p.m. Announcement of the procession by the group of Romans. (Route: C/ Nou C/ Àmple, Passeig de Dintre, C/ Muralla,  / Raval, Església Santa Maria).

10:00 p.m. Penitential Procession of the Holy Christ. (Route: C/ Nou C/ Àmple, Passeig de Dintre, C/ Muralla, C/ Raval, Plaça de l’Església).

April 21st:

All day: used books stop – AECC. (On the Paseo de Mar)

Procession of the resurrected and angel singing: 11:15 a.m. Procession of the image of the Virgin, 11:45 a.m. Procession of the image of the Risen Christ and 12:00 p.m. Canto del Ángel.

9:30 a.m.-14 p.m. Fair of opportunities. (Avenida de Catalunya).

The Easter Week will end on Monday April 22 as it began, as a family, and the pastry, will again be the main element, the godfather will give the cake of Easter to his godson. The cake, which consists of a chocolate figure above, from the imagination of the pastry chef, will delight those guests who love the sweet.

For more information click “Semana Santa Blanes 2019”.

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Activities of the month of May in Blanes

07May

Below we inform you about some of the activities that will take place in Blanes, this May:

– Gastronomic sessions of the prawn from May 1 to 31:

One more year Blanes will once again be the focus of the gastronomic map, since during the whole month of May 2018, it will celebrate El Mes de la Gamba de Blanes. The event will highlight one of the most important fishing products of the area, which can not be other than the prawn of Blanes. There are many restaurants in the municipality that during this month will offer menus and dishes where this crustacean, will be the key ingredient and essential.

-Open Blanes Twirling day May 13:

The Twirling Blanes Club organizes the second Open Vila de Blanes, in which athletes of this discipline will compete presenting their choreographies on music, to win the final triumph. Twirling is a type of gymnastics similar to those currently known as rhythmic or artistic, where the difficulty of the movements of the cane and body is combined, all expressed in a rhythmic and harmonious way with music.

– 5th Walk “Oncolliga’t en marxa” on May 20:

The Oncolliga Blanes Foundation organizes an 8km walk, the donations will be aimed at improving the quality of life of cancer patients and their families and promoting healthy habits among the population to prevent cancer.

Registration:

Saturday, May 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Plaça d’Espanya.

The day of the race from 8:30 p.m. to the exit tent of the Passeig de Mar.

Donation:

€ 8

Distance:

8km

* To see all the activities of the month of May in Blanes click here

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Holy Week | Blanes

28Feb

Holy Week is just around the corner, if you have decided to spend the Easter holidays in Catalonia and specifically in the city of Blanes, you can immerse yourself in the most deeply rooted Catalan traditions during these important dates for its citizens. Whether you travel alone or with your family, let yourself be carried away by the activities organized in the municipality, in order to live a unique experience on your trip.

The Holy Week begins on Sunday, March 25, Palm Day, with the traditional blessing of the palms, which serves to recall the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem. During the week the traditional processions stand out, such as the one of Santo Cristo, the one of the Image of the Virgin, the one of the Resurrected Christ and the one of the Song of the Angel. The Holy week of Easter ends on Monday, April 2, Easter Day, with the traditional Easter cake in which the godparents give their godson or goddaughter a cake with chocolate figures.

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