Last summer, I had to go to Lloret several times, so I got to know the town quite well. This is a really great spot, where you can see the statue of the Venus of Lloret, a beautiful sculpture visible from the beach. To reach it, the tourist office suggests that you take a walk along the coast of Lloret, through Santa Cristina, to reach Blanes. From the beach, a few stairs built into the rock are a fun way to approach the statue.
You'll see first the shadow, then the figure, and finally you'll reach a beautiful woman in bronze, all sharp curves, staring at the sea. Around her is a small square with benches, so you can admire the work from several points of view, as well as having a great vantage point over the sea and the beach of Lloret, from the castle tower of San Juan to the rocks of the Cala Bany. It's a truly inspiring place, and it's said that touching the statue's right foot with your right hand will make your wishes come true. The sculpture dates from 1966, and was created by Ernest Maragall, to honor the fisherwomen of Lloret.
When you go to Barcelona and want to go sightseeing in Lloret, it's remarkable to see an identical copy of the Chutes fountain in the promenade of the small tourist town, a few kilometres from the city of Barcelona. This fountain, donated by the capital in 1968, is surrounded by palm trees, terraces and sea. In this setting, it has a completely different character from the original, which stands in Las Ramblas. In any case, it is a unique piece, and if the legend is true, then the fact that I've drunk from its waters means that I'm destined to return someday to Lloret.