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San Juan dominates the skyline north of Blanes, so we had to walk to it one day to enjoy the coastal views that were spectacular. There are a series of step that take you up to the viewpoint or the meandering road passing the more...More
We spent the morning at the botanic gardens then walked up from there. It took us about 25 minutes- it's quite a steep climb & it was very hot that day but was definitely worth it when we reached the top & saw the stunning...More
We went on a small group tour. Only 5 total people so it was awesome. We went to Castillo San Juan / Castell de Sant Joan. The views are stunning. Well worth the day trip to see where Costa Brava starts in Blanes. The castle...More
A small but beautiful place with the remains of a medieval fortress. The tower is closed. There are wonderful views to Blanes and seashore. Next to tower is a small functioning church. On the site somewhere 30-45 minutes. Take taxi to get there. Free entrance.
I have been to Castillo San Juan/Castell de Sant Joan twice in 2 years.
I love the views from up there.
**** I gave it 4 stars because the city of Blanes should be taking better care of such historical and special place.
If you're visiting Blanes you definitely need to visit Castillo den San Joan! The views and panorama from this castle are breathtaking! It seems like you might see all Costa Brava from above :) perfect place for pictures :)) still it is not an easy...More
We walked up from the city center.
The views are worth the hike.
If you look you can find staircases that give you a shorter walk - though maybe a more strenuous climb. We ended up taking the winding road up, but the stairs down....More