Public Art – Lloret de Mar Costa Brava

I seek out art when I travel and without any visits to museums I found plenty of public art in Lloret de Mar. I love walking around exploring a new place, especially early in the morning. The morning light is beautiful in Lloret de Mar.

Walking around town I noticed splendid architectural details on many of the buildings. Colorful tiles, elaborate lamp standards, and all sorts of handsome doors and windows.

The town of Lloret de Mar is located in Costa Brava, in the Catalonia region of Spain, just an hour’s drive from Barcelona. I attended a conference in Lloret de Mar and enjoyed a few days on own beforehand. I noticed public art in Lloret de Mar along the beach and around town while on my walks.

 

Public art in Lloret de Mar - Scupture L'Esguard by Rosa Serra is located by the beach - Costa Brava Catalonia

Scupture L’Esguard by Rosa Serra at Lloret de Mar beach

 

One of my favorite works of public art in Lloret de Mar is El Salt de L’Angel by J.A. Aures. I walked to the Modernist Cemetery one morning (note it does not open until 8:00 AM) and I turned around to watch the sunrise and El Salt de L’Angel was just about to leap into the sky!

 

Public art Lloret de Mar Costa Brava - El Salt de L'Angel sculpture  by J.A. Aures - located near the Modernist Cemetery - Costa Brava Catalonia

Lloret de Mar El Salt de L’Angel sculpture by J.A. Aures

 

As I mentioned earlier the Modernist Cemetery of Lloret de Mar is not open until 8:00 am. I did take a look through the beautiful entrance gate. I also returned later in the day with a group of travel bloggers that I met up with for a photo walk.

 

Gates of Modernist Cemetery Lloret de Mar

Gates of Modernist Cemetery Lloret de Mar

 

Tomb at Modernist Cemetery Lloret de Mar Costa Brava Catalonia Spain

Tomb at Modernist Cemetery Lloret de Mar

 

Walking along the coastal trails of Lloret de Mar beach there are several sculptures. The most famous is Dona Marinera (Fisherman’s Wife) by Ernest Maragall.

 

Statue of Dona Marinera - Fisherman's Wife by Ernest Maragall - overlooking the Mediterranean Sea Lloret de Mar Costa Brava Catalonia

Statue of Dona Marinera – Fisherman’s Wife by Ernest Maragall

 

I loved the couple dancing the Sardana by Catalan sculptor Domènec Fita. The Sardana is a traditional dance of Catalonia. Looking at this sculpture makes me want to dance!

 

Public art in Lloret de Mar - A couple dancing the traditional Catalonia dance the Sardana by the Girona sculptor Domènec Fita

A couple dances the Sardana by Catalan sculptor Domènec Fita

 

Public art Lloret de Mar Costa Brava - metal sculpture of sailing ship at Lloret de Mar beach

Sculpture of a sailing ship – at Lloret de Mar beach

 

Public art in Lloret de Mar - sculpture along the beach

Lloret de Mar public art sculpture along the beach

 

Walking through town I saw a couple of murals along the way.

 

Street art in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava - Rooster mural

Rooster mural in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava Catalonia

 

Street art in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava Catalonia

Colorful street art in Lloret de Mar – Costa Brava

 

I also came upon a wonderful metal sculpture in town. L’Orgull is a whimsical twist of wire and metal.

 

Public art Lloret de Mar Costa Brava - metal sculpture titled L'Orgull

Lloret de Mar public art L’Orgull metal sculpture

 

On a morning walk I noticed a wonderful ceramic sculpture on the side of a building just across from the Sant Roma church.

 

Public art in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava - on the side of building across from Sant Roma church

Ceramic art on the side of building across from Sant Roma church

 

I have to include a few photos of the magnificent Sant Roma church. I will post more about this marvelous building soon. For now I will share a few details of the architecture.

 

Roof tiles atop Sant Roma church in Lloret de Mar Costa Brava Catalonia Spain

Roof tiles atop Sant Roma church

 

Detail of colorful tile mosaic at Sant Roma church Costa Brava Catalonia

Detail of colorful tile mosaic at Sant Roma church

 

Colorful tiles of Lloret de Mar Parish Church Sant Roma - Costa Brava Catalunya Spain

Colorful tiles of Lloret de Mar Parish Church Sant Roma

 

A large lizard of mosaic tile climbs the courtyard wall of Sant Roma church. The artist is J Prieto.

 

Lloret de Mar mosaic lizard by J Prieto at Sant Roma

Lloret de Mar mosaic lizard by J Prieto at Sant Roma

 

Lloret de Mar mosaic lizard sculpture detail of tiles

Detail of tiles on mosaic lizard sculpture by J Prieto at Sant Roma church

 

When you visit Lloret de Mar take some time to walk around the town and explore the wonderful collection of public art.

For more information on planning your trip to Lloret de Mar please visit the official tourism website: LloretdeMar.org

About the Author

Susan Moore's first solo travel experience was traveling around SE Asia for 7 months in 1993. It was life changing and extraordinary. Currently Susan is living a nomadic life, working and roadtripping around the USA and Canada. You can reach Susan Moore at Facebook or Twitter

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  1. noel says:

    Gorgeous art and details, love seeing this in any city and getting an idea about the artist and the community. I wonder if that church is a Gaudi building?

    • Susan Moore says:

      Noel, glad you enjoyed the art work! Sant Roma church is not by Antoni Gaudi, it was originally built between 1509 and 1522, and had several additions throughout the years. According to the Lloret tourism website the two side chapels were added in 1916, by Bonaventura Conill i Montobbio. I think this is where the modernist architecture style brings more joy to the Gothic style original structure.

  2. Love the details! Lloret de Mar looks like an amazing town to wander about and really observe all the beautiful details that set it apart. So many beautiful sculptures but my favorites are the “Fisherman’s Wife” and the couple dancing. Hope to visit this area of Spain someday.

    • Susan Moore says:

      I love the dancing couple sculpture as well – makes me smile! I also loved seeing Salt de L’Angel just as the sun was rising, such a beautiful memory of my first morning walking around Lloret.

  3. Amazing; I like you see so much art in the streets, in architecture, pretty much anywhere. These are excellent particularly the dancing couple sculpture. I have been seeing a lot of modernist work recently and like a lot

  4. Public art is a gift for residents and tourists! Love the statue of the fisherman’s wife, especially.

  5. So much to like about this town, but I’m glad you chose to delve into the public art of Lloret de Mar. It adds so much to its personality!

  6. Donna Janke says:

    I love public art. It looks like Lloret de Mar has a good selection. I especially liked the ceramic art, mosaic tiles and the couple dancing.

  7. The public art in Lloret de Mar is spectacular! I liked the cemetery items, too. Your photography enhanced my experience.

  8. iTravelista says:

    Beautiful photos! :D

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