Discover one of the emblems of Costa Brava during your stay at Hotel Pimar Blanes
During your stay at Hotel Pimar Blanes, we recommend visiting the impressive Sant Joan Castle, one of the main tourist attractions in the area.
History of Sant Joan Castle Blanes
The first documented reference to Sant Joan Castle dates back to the year 1001. Throughout history, it has served various purposes.
The base of the fortification was built by order of Grau de Cabrera in the mid-13th century. In the 16th century, the tower was constructed during the time of Charles I.
The tower played a fundamental defensive role during attacks by various pirates and Mediterranean corsairs. Its height and strategic location facilitated defense thanks to its panoramic views of the territory.
In addition to being a significant point for defending the territory, it also served as a military fortress during the 19th century and as a refuge during the Spanish Civil War.
Currently, a prominent viewpoint
Today, Sant Joan Castle has become a prominent viewpoint in Blanes. From the top of the tower, you can enjoy splendid panoramic views of the Mediterranean and the surroundings of Blanes.
At Hotel Pimar Blanes, we invite you to visit the castle during the day and then relax in our spa in the afternoon. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can capture splendid panoramic photos of the area.
A visit to Sant Joan Castle is a unique and unforgettable experience that you cannot miss during your stay at Hotel Pimar in Blanes.
Enjoy your stay in Blanes with us. We offer the perfect ambiance to relax after a day exploring the history and culture of the area.
We look forward to welcoming you!