Sant Sebastià de la Guarda
Around 2,600 years ago, humans sought to make use of this privileged spot from which we can enjoy spectacular views of the Costa Brava. At the top of Mount Sant Sebastià, a mountain with cliffs over the sea, we can go on a unique historical tour that takes us from the 5th century to today.
The Historical Site allows us to visit a small Iberian settlement of the Indigete tribe, which lasted from the 5th century to the 2nd century B.C. and a 15th century watchtower towering 165 metres over the sea. The tower served as a lookout for the coastal area to protect it from corsair and pirate invasions. The well-preserved tower includes an indoor exhibition and allows visitors to access the terrace.
We can also find an inn that forms part of a building created at the start of the 18th century built after the plague of 1650 due to a promise that the inhabitants of Palafrugell had made, and a hermitage from the same period, which was built to expand the worship and pilgrimage space. Finally, located on a cliff overlooking the sea, there is a lighthouse that started operating in 1857, the most powerful on the Catalan coast, with visibility of 32 nautical miles (approximately 60 kilometres).
The visit can be complemented with a circular path that shows all the viewpoints that Mount Sant Sebastià offers. From the different overlooks (the Llafranc Overlook, the Hostatgeria Overlook and the Divina Pastora Overlook) you can enjoy one of the most privileged coastal spaces of the Iberian Peninsula on the Mediterranean.
During the visit
The Mount Sant Sebastià Visitors Centre features an information office and an exhibition space designed to provide cultural information about Mount Sant Sebastià. You can also discover the Route of the Overlooks through the Palafrugell mobile app.
- At the Sant Sebastià Lighthouse overlook:
Tourist information point and shop
Exhibition space with free entry
Multimedia presentation about Mount Sant Sebastià
Start of the “Overlooks Route”
Sant Sebastià de la Guarda Overlooks Route App
- At the Watchtower:
Visit inside the tower
General ticket €2 | Reduced price ticket €1 (Included with the Palafrugell+ ticket)
Kids under 12 can visit for free
Indoor art exhibition
Access to the terrace
- At the Sant Sebastià Iberian Settlement:
Refurbished space, accessible and free to visit
Start of the seaside trail
Easter and 1 May to 17 June:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays and holidays: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on Mondays except for Easter Monday when the site is open for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
From 18 June to 11 September:
From Monday to Sunday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
From 12 to 18 September:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays and holidays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on Mondays)
Rest of the year, open to groups that book in advance