Church of Sant Romà
With elements of modernism, the church of Sant Romà is one of Lloret's most representative buildings, a must-see attraction when strolling around the town centre. The church was built in the Catalan Gothic style and equipped with elements of fortification.
The church was originally built in the Gothic style and had a single nave. It also boasted fortifications such as a portcullis.
Old image of the church of Sant Romà in Lloret de Mar. The church was originally constructed in the Catalan Gothic style between 1509 and 1522 with a single nave and boasted fortifications (e.g. portcullis). From the available information on the various altars and altarpieces, it can be deduced that other sections, and above all side chapels, must have been built over the rest of the 16th century and during the 17th century.
The painters Pere Serafí (known as the Greek) and Jaume Fontanet were commissioned by the town councillors of Lloret to produce a reredos for the main altar in 1541.
The two modernist-style side chapels (Baptistery and Holiest Sacrament) were built by Bonaventura Conill i Montobbio in 1916. There are also examples of modern art in the church, for example, the stone image of Our Lady of Loreto and a carving of the Holy Christ, both produced by the sculptor Monjo.
The parish church celebrates the feast day of Saint Anthony the Abbot with the popular blessing of the horses on 17th January, Good Friday (with a procession) and the Feast of Corpus Christi.