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Well worth the hike!

We spent the morning at the botanic gardens then walked up from there. It took us about 25 minutes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle_L192321
via mobile
Beautiful views of Costa Brava

We went on a small group tour. Only 5 total people so it was awesome. We went to Castillo San Juan... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig D
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Concord, North Carolina
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“costa brava” (5 reviews)
“winding road” (2 reviews)
“amazing views” (3 reviews)
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Blanes, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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. I had...More

Thank Susana C
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Akvilė S
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank KevinNFK
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place lovely green waters excellent views deffo recommend lovely view of the beach,marina shops etc

Thank Shireen S
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Nice walk to here. We chose to walk along the road as the views were lovely along the way but there are short cuts of steps and slopes marked by route colours. (We only noticed these on the way down) It's a nice place to...More

Thank cazanne48
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Of course the Castillo de San Juan is a historical place you cannot miss. You can go in circles to the very top of the hill by the road or you can climb the steps if you feel yourself fit. It is a real challenge...More

Thank Otto
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Free to visit, limited free parking right outside. Took around 30 mins to walk around but worth it for amazing views and photo opportunities. Best to take water as no refreshment or toilets but thus is very close to the botanical gardens so worth combining...More

1  Thank Claire W
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