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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Walking through town I saw a couple of murals along the way.
I also came upon a wonderful metal sculpture in town. L’Orgull is a whimsical twist of wire and metal.
On a morning walk I noticed a wonderful ceramic sculpture on the side of a building just across from the 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.
A large lizard of mosaic tile climbs the courtyard wall of Sant Roma church. The artist is J Prieto.
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