The park is open to the public:
- from April to September, Tue – Sun, 10.00 – 20.00
- from October to March, Tue – Sun, 10.00 – 17.00
Entrance closes 1 hour before the stated above closing times.
Park is closed on Mondays, December 25th, and January 1st and 6th.
On Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am there are guided tours in the park.
*Entrance Fee: adults – 5 euros; discounted ticket – 3 euros
Santa Clotilde Gardens are situated in the respectable area of Fenals, between the beaches of Fenals and Cala Boadella, on a picturesque coastal slope with a magnificent view of the sea. When facing the sea, Jardins de Santa Clotilde is located to the right of the main Lloret de Mar beach, and it can be reached either on foot or by public transportation.
The park was created in the early 20th century by the Barcelona’s architect Nicolau Rubió i Tuduri. The concept of the park reflects the ideas of social currents Nouentista, popular in the 19-20 century that preached the aesthetic and intellectual renaissance of Catalonia. The most famous member of Nouentista social current was the Spanish writer and philosopher Eugeni d’Ors.
The gardens were designed under the influence of images of the Italian Renaissance, combining their sophistication and rigor. While working on the ensemble, Rubio departed from the style of his teacher, the French architect Forestier, and from the combination of Arab, Spanish and French elements of landscape design, which was used in their work together on Montjuic gardens; instead, he recreated the Renaissance style which better reflected the preferences of the Catalan society at that time. The splendor and harmony of the park convey the agreement between the customer’s wishes – the Marquis of Roviralta and the mastery of the artist.
Gardens of Santa Clotilde are perfectly preserved to this day. Their symmetry, shape and space arrangement clearly convey the image of the Italian Renaissance garden. With independence from the rest of the visual landscape, they embody the characteristic feature of Rubio’s works – unity with nature.
Tiered terraces, crossing paths, steps and slopes are interwoven with the murmur of flowing in the grottoes and fountains of water and create a beautiful picture against the backdrop of the sea filling the horizon. Park sends its visitors an impression of the Villa Medici, the Villa Borghese and Garden Bobolli – Florence, all of which served as inspiration for the architect.
In 1995, St. Clotilde Gardens were declared a national treasure of Catalonia.