The church was built in a Catalan-Gothic style in 1522. At that time, Lloret de Mar’s city center moved closer to the coast and the church of Sant Roma replaced the old Church of Mare de Déu de Les Alegries, which was and still is located deep inland.
During that period of time the town coast was constantly raided by Turkish and Algerian pirates. Therefore, it was decided that the new church, among its other purposes, should serve as a refuge from the attacks. The bell tower was surrounded by a wall with loopholes, and the only way to get inside it was through the gate with a drawbridge over a deep ditch.
In the early 20th century, wealthy parishioners decided to rebuild the church. Architect Bonaventura Conill i Montobbio orchestrated the reconstruction of the building. He retained the Gothic style as a basis, to which he added elements of modernism. The appearance of church’s structure and facade embody traits of the Byzantine and Muslim cultures, as well as features of the Renaissance epoch.
The reconstruction works commenced in 1914. Soon after, in 1920, the church parochial school was founded. During the civil war, in 1936, the majority of modernist buildings in Lloret de Mar were destroyed. The Sant Roma Church was not an exception and the only part of it that survived the destruction was Capella del Santíssim which retained its features of the 1914 reconstruction until the present days.
- Mass is held on weekdays at 19:00
- On Saturdays: at 18.00 and 20.00,
- On Sundays at 10.30 (in different languages, at 12.00, 18.00, and 20.00)