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Castillo de San Juan

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Castillo de San Juan

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Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch
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Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch

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Costa Brava is known for its pine-fringed cliffs and rocky headlands. Get there from Barcelona by air-conditioned minivan and spend a relaxing day exploring with a small group of travelers. Stop at Blanes with the option to visit the Marimurtra Botanical Garden or a secluded cove; have free time to shop in Tossa de Mar; and savor a traditional restaurant lunch (included.
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nudeood wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom201 contributions20 helpful votes
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Firstly a warning that to reach the Castle is a very steep 30 minute walk with practically nowhere to stop and rest. Even walking up in the evening we were drenched in sweat by the top. However once there the views are breathtaking. Arguably better than the bunkers in Barcelona and much less busy for watching the sunset. The castle itself is just a tower, but the views are a great reward for the journey up
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Aquilicus wrote a review Sep 2019
Maynooth, Ireland400 contributions71 helpful votes
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The minute you arrive in Blanes you just can't miss the sight of the castle perched on the hill in the distance So, when when we decided to visit the Botanical Garden's and noticed the sign for the castle on our way back, we just could not resist it. Gladly the day had started a bit dull so we picked somewhat of a good day for walking - well I should say climbing. It's worth it though, there is a definite sense of accomplishment once arriving at the summit as there isnt much else - apart from the view that is - and what a view! We hadnt noticed the steps on our ascent (thankfully as I am sure they would have killed me) but we sure used them to our delight coming back down - cutting out quite a number of those meandering bends which tested our resolve to the limit when climbing. We were stopped by a gentleman as we descended, he was on his way up, he asked for confirmation of how far he had left to climb. When I rather carefully adjusted his estimate of 100 mrs by a factor of 4/5 hundred, he quickly sermoned us on how important it was to stop at stages along the ascent and to fortify ones mental strength for the climb by taking it in stages. Thinking back on his advice I think he is right in a way but do prepare yourself for the freewheeling down those steps coming down and do let loose with the biggest frothiest pint of your favourite tipple when you eventually stumble into the nearest inn when you get there.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Alexander wrote a review Sep 2019
Moscow, Russia18 contributions4 helpful votes
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Must see in Blanes. Splendid view from above. Nice selfie and group picture place, especially wall break foto.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paul1971Leeds wrote a review Aug 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom98 contributions42 helpful votes
it wa s aspur of ther moment visit. and the walk nearly killed me!! I had seen the Castell st Joan (NOT JUAN!!) and it is a very long way up, uneven roads, not much of a pavement im afraid so be careful walking.............. i was so out of breath when i got there! but the views were amazing, The fort is not open but you can walk around the exterior. walking down was downhill so i was almost running down! If you go be prepared for a very long trek
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Date of experience: August 2019
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keefnjojo wrote a review Jul 2019
Plymouth, United Kingdom1,029 contributions509 helpful votes
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We carried on up the hill to the castle after visiting the Botanical Gardens, its a long uphill road but the castle itself and the views are amazing. (We did find some steps on the way down which made it a bit easier)
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Date of experience: June 2019
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