Calonge, the perfect combination

This medieval village is located between the mountains and the coast and was built around a castle. Calonge has incredible beaches and its district of Sant Antoni is on the famous Costa Brava. Ready to discover all there is to see in Calonge?

Planning of your getaway to Calonge

It is a little village with a special charming. The perfect destination to spend a day visiting its most popular spots and monuments. For those who decide to stay there, it is possible to make trips to places such as Palafrugell and Begur (to the north), and Sant Feliu de Guíxols (to the south).  Besides, it is really close to two of the liveliest nightlife spots on Costa Brava: Playa de Aro and Palamós. For that reason, it could be an alternative option to stay and enjoy a more economical getaway, not only for party lovers, but also for families.

What to see in Calonge

In the middle of the main square, the real heart of Calonge, the walled mass of the castle stands out, where the visit begins. Although it is an 8th century fortress that appears in Carolingian chronicles from the following century, the oldest preserved part of the building is the so-called Torre Cuadrada (Square Tower), probably built in the 12th century. The present-day ensemble is still the structure of what was restored after the fire of 1485.

Beautiful Spanish village Sant Antoni de Calonge in Costa Brava.

Beautiful Spanish village Sant Antoni de Calonge in Costa Brava. | Shutterstock

The following century, this building became a palace, whose gardens and parade ground stand out. The walls have arrow slits almost at ground level and decorative triple rounded battlements at the top of the walls. The municipal archive is currently housed here.

It is essential also to mention its old quarter. In the Doma square is the church of San Martín, which has just one nave and has surprising measurements. Besides, there is the Can Savalls, built in the 16th century, a noble house which stands out for its Jewish symbols and its impressive façade.

‘El Collet’ is also fascinating since its relation with the remains of the monastery of Santa María del Mar. It was founded in the 12th century in a small hill which used to be occupied by a Roman village.  Nowadays, there is just a small hermitage in a ruinous state. Another remarkable place is the ‘Lloreta Tower’ which is located in the centre of Sant Antoni and whose role was to spot corsair ships in order to alert the population.

Finally, it is impossible not to mention its marvellous beaches, such as Sant Antoni, Torre Valentina, as well as another watchtower, Es Monestri. Furthermore, there are several coves which are located in the capes of Roques Planes y Cabo Roig or El Paller.

 


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