Lloret de Mar

Lloret de Mar ( katalan. [ ʎuɾed dəmar ], Spanish [ ʎoɾet demaɾ ] ) is a town in Catalonia, in northeastern Spain.

  • 2.1 Place name
  • 2.2 Demographics
  • 3.1 City Council
  • 3.2 corruption
  • 5.1 Landscape
  • 5.2 Going out
  • 6.1 Attractions
  • 6.2 Museums


Geographical location

The city is located in the province of Girona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia and is located between the northern Girona (41 km) and south-west of Barcelona (83 km), on the Costa Brava.

Neighboring communities

Neighboring towns of Lloret de Mar are Tossa de Mar ( north-east along the coast ), Llagostera, Vidreres, Maçanet de la Selva, Fogars de la Selva and Blanes (southwest on the coast ).

Local structure

In addition to the main town of Lloret, with its various districts ( for example Fenals, Lloret Blau, Aiguaviva, Lloret Lloret de Verd and La Creu ) there are the places Les Alegries, Canyelles, l' Hostalet, el Mas Rossell, Papales, Sant Pere del Bosc and Santa Cristina.


The main beaches are (from northeast to southwest ) Canyelles, Lloret, Fenals, Boadella and Santa Cristina.


The climate is Mediterranean with very mild temperatures. This fall in winter rarely drop below 8 ° C, and in summer they only seldom rise above 30 ° C. The average annual temperature in Lloret de Mar is located at 18 ° C. Because of the heat in the summer heat sensitive people should rather choose the transitional months for a trip.

In the winter months, about 35,000 natives (as of Sept 2006) live in Lloret de Mar; in summer keep up due to the tourism up to 160,000 people in the place. The architecture of the place is determined by the hotel blocks. The community strives to counteract this development form. In winter, the town is quiet like most other places of the coast.


Place name

The origin of the name " Lloret de Mar" is still unclear. One theory has it that the town was founded by the Romans and the name from the Latin place names " Laureatum ", which means "place of laurels ", derives. According to another theory, the name derives from the settlement " Loredo ", which was built around the year 980 BC.



City ​​council

The last local elections on 27 May 2007 gave the result shown below. The turnout was 49.27 %. This is a significant decrease compared to the elections of 25 May 2003. At that time, the turnout was still at 58.99 %.


( Then a member of the party Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya (CDC ) today deputy of the CiU in Parliament ) Since 2012, the entanglements Xavier Crespo, mayor of Lloret de Mar from 2003 to 2011 is from the Spanish daily El País revealed with the Russian mafia.

In February 2013 El País reports of large sums, speaking of up to 56 million euros were paid in money from the Russian mafia to launder money through Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Seychelles on Petrov. Of these, obviously euros were invested in real estate in Lloret and other Catalan municipalities to 20 million. Petrov had, inter alia, Gifts and travel to Russia for Crespo financed. Petrov is tried and commented on his defense then after area, that he had carried out what you had commanded him. As a principal architect of the Russian money-laundering network Viktor Kanaikin is called by the Spanish Guardia Civil.

Coat of arms

The current coat of arms of Lloret de Mar was introduced on 25 October 1984. It shows a green bay tree. It is crowned with a mural crown.



The city is a stronghold for young party tourists, but offers a little off many opportunities to take a walk and enjoy the scenery. Along the beach there are long trails along the cliffs and less frequented beaches. At present ( 2010) is a new satellite town.

Go out

Lloret de Mar is a party town near Barcelona. Young people from all over Europe and weekenders from Barcelona to travel to the place, with over 100 bars and discos in confined spaces. For teenagers there are a variety of nightclubs, for those on the beach promenade all day is on promotion. The number of visitors gave rise to a binge- like setting with Sauftourismus. Lloret de Mar is also known as the site of European " Spring Break ". The local politics tries with various legislative initiatives against the reputation as a place to proceed uninhibited parties. Just as the consumption of alcohol in public places, wearing beach clothing in the city and disturbance can be sanctioned with draconian fines, among other offenses.


The Festa Major, the celebrations in honor of the patron saint of Santa Cristina, will take place during the week of July 24. On July 24, even many shops are closed, and in the evening there is a big fireworks display on the beaches.


  • Art Nouveau Cemetery Lloret de Mar
  • Bronze statue Dona Marinera, which overlooks the city from the southwest. It was created in 1966 by Ernest Maragall.
  • Sant Joan castle from the 11th century.
  • Church of Sant Pere del Bosc
  • Church Ermita de Santa Cristina
  • Church Església de Sant Romà
  • Garden Els jardins de Santa Clotilde

For the listed cultural monuments of the city see the list of cultural monuments in Lloret de Mar.


  • Museu del Mar ( Sea Museum )