gothic-fountain

Gothic Fountain of Blanes

15Dec

The Gothic Fountain: a historical monument in Blanes

In the heart of the commercial centre of Blanes (on Carrer Ample) we have a real treasure of Catalan heritage: the Gothic Fountain. Do you know it?

The Gothic Fountain is considered the best-preserved fountain of Catalan Gothic architecture and is included in the Architectural Heritage Inventory of Catalonia. What is more, in 2013 the Government of Catalonia approved its declaration as a Cultural Asset of National Interest.

It is one of the city’s most emblematic monuments and without a doubt a place not to be missed if you visit us. Its details make it unique and unmistakable for all the people of Blanes.

If you have not seen it yet, we recommend that you take a stroll through the streets of Blanes and see this spectacular historical monument for yourself. Its octagonal shape, the central medallion with the Cabrera family coat of arms and, above all, the perfectly defined gargoyles that combine animal and human themes stand out.

Do you know its history?

The origins of the Gothic Fountain date back to the 15th century, specifically to the year 1438.

It was built by order of Countess Violant de Prades, daughter of the Count of Prades and wife of Bernat V de Cabrera. However, it is said that the local textile guild also took part in the construction of the fountain because of the loom that was set up there. The purpose of uprising the fountain was to put an end to a health problem in the town.

In 1922, a board of trustees was set up -with complete autonomy- to take charge of its conservation, as well as to raise money for its preservation. Years later, specifically in 2006, a restoration process was carried out.

So, from Hotel Beverly Park & Spa we encourage you to take a stroll through the centre of Blanes and see this magnificent work of art in person.

For more information about the fountain, you can access the following link


Photography: www.blanescostabrava.cat