Children’s Weekend at Marimurtra

09Nov

On 14 and 15 November 2020, the Marimurtra Botanical Garden will open its doors to families. The Children’s Weekend is a promotion for all children up to the age of 11, who can visit the Costa Brava Botanical Garden for free during these days.

They will be able to discover the insect hotels that coexist in Marimurtra and the more than 4000 species of birds that fly in the garden. They will also be able to observe how the garden takes advantage of natural resources to supply this large family, feeding the chickens, taking care of the organic garden and seeing how all these elements relate to each other.

To see the conditions and purchase the ticket for the Children’s Weekend, click on the following link

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Senyera en Blanes

National Day of Catalonia

09Sep

The National Day of Catalonia is celebrated on 11 September and commemorates the date of a defeat, the capitulation of Barcelona to the Bourbon troops in 1714. The commemoration has become a day for defending the country’s rights and freedoms, and an act of reaffirming Catalonia’s own character and its identity as a nation.

Blanes Town Council has designed a programme of commemorative events to celebrate the National Day of Catalonia, respecting all the health measures recommended by the Catalan government in relation to the COVID-19.

11:00 a.m. – Lifting of the senyera from the balcony of the town hall, accompanied by the hymn of Catalonia, els Segadors.

11:30 a.m. – Institutional flower offering in front of the monument to Lluís Companys on Sant Andreu de Sa Palomera street.

08:00 p.m. – Sardanas concert at the Banc dels Músics del Passeig de Mar by the Cobla La Flama de Farners.

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The beaches of Blanes certify excellent bathing water quality

14Aug

Since the beginning of the bathing season l’Agència Catalana de l’Aigua (ACA) has been carrying out weekly analyses of environmental inspections and collecting samples of bathing water in all areas of Catalonia. During the month of July, the ACA reported the results of the beaches of Blanes (Platja de Ca la Bona, Platja de Blanes Centre, Platja de S’Abanell-Nord and Platja de S’Abanell-Sud) which obtained the maximum qualification (excellent), with regard to the state of the bathing water within the 3 levels of grading (excellent, good and insufficient). There was only one change in the last information sent by the ACA where the beach of Cala Bona was rated as good.

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Blanes postpones the International Fireworks Competition until 2021 and suspends the 2020 Festivities of the village

23Jul

The International Fireworks Competition of the Costa Brava – Trofeu Vila de Blanes, which this year 2020 was to commemorate its 50th anniversary, has been postponed to 2021, in order to guarantee security measures and prevent the spread of the Covid-19. The same has happened with the Santa Anna Festivities, which finally will not be held either.

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Blanes opens the 2020 bathing season

17Jun

This month of June Blanes opened its beaches for the 2020 bathing season, following safety measures to prevent the spread of the Covid-19. One of the main measures the council has taken is to set up an information service in the main bathing areas, which helps bathers to comply with safety measures. The main measures are to maintain a minimum distance of 4 linear meters between sunshades, to respect the group limitations that contemplate a maximum of 15 people and to make use of the mask in case a safety distance of two meters between people cannot be maintained.

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Diada de Sant Jordi

07Apr

 

The Diada de Sant Jordi commemorates the death of Sant Jordi, patron saint of Catalonia and Aragon, which took place in 303 AD. This festivity is celebrated in Blanes and all of Catalonia on April 23rd. Although it is not a holiday, there are thousands of people who go out into the streets of their villages to enjoy this special day. The central elements of this celebration are the book and the rose, symbols of culture and love. It is a tradition to give a red rose and a book to the person you love, on the occasion of lovers day and book day.

To celebrate an unforgettable Sant Jordi, give your couple a rose, a book…and a romantic getaway in our fabulous hotel by clicking on the following link.

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Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes

Visits to the Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes

11Mar

 

Every Sunday of this month of March from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the “Associació estimem les ermites de Blanes” organizes visits to the Ermita de Sant Joan de Blanes.

The hermitage is located on top of the Sant Joan hill, next to the castle with the same name. It is documented in the 13th century, and in 1377 there is evidence that there was a priest in the castle that took care of it. During the 17th century, it was a centre of pilgrimage during the day of Sant Joan Baptista. In 1959, a restoration was carried out in which the roof was redone and the Blanenca artist Maria Teresa Bedós painted the interior frescoes. In 1991, it was restored again with the rehabilitation of the castle. It is a work included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia.

Today it is preserved in good condition thanks to the entity “Associació estimem les ermites de Blanes” that fights to restore, preserve and make known the valuable cultural and religious heritage represented by the seven hermitages of Blanes, along with other buildings of public interest Blanenc.

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Carnaval Costa Brava Sud 2020

Costa Brava South Carnival 2020

11Feb

 

The eighth edition of the Costa Brava South Carnival has arrived, a joint proposal of the coastal towns of Lloret de Mar, Blanes and Tossa de Mar, which offers an infinite number of carnival activities for the most fun loving people.

Lloret will celebrate Carnival on Saturday 22 February at 4 p.m. and Sunday 23rd at 12 m. Blanes will be on Sunday 23rd at 5 p.m. and Tossa de Mar on Saturday 7th March at 4:30 p.m.

The countdown has already started! It’s time to get out the costumes, the makeup tools and get dancing. These are dates full of parades of floats and dancing groups, concerts, children’s activities, dances and above all a lot of parties for children and adults.

This year the city of Blanes is contributing an amount of 6.200 euros in prizes to be distributed among those 15 contestants who are awarded by the jury in one of the 3 categories that make up the competition (the floats that come from outside Blanes, the Blanes floats and the “comparsas”).

Consult the programme of all the activities that will take place in Blanes on Carnival days by clicking on the following link.

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“Cursa Mar i Murtra de Blanes 2020"

“Cursa Mar i Murtra 2020”

03Jan

 

On the 12th of January the “Cursa Mar i Murtra” will take place in Blanes, organized by the “Fondistes Blanes”. The event consists of 3 routes, the classic one of 20 km, a demanding route with asphalt and dirt roads, which combines flat sections with uphill and downhill sections. This route is ideal for all those runners who want to measure their form.

The 10km route is totally flat and very accessible for all those runners who want to participate in the running day.

And as a novelty, there is a 15 km route to delight those mountain runners, starting and finishing at the same point as the other races.

For more information on the race click on the following link

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