Part of the southernmost stretch of Spain's Costa Brava, the town of Lloret de Mar, or Lloret, offers tourists sandy, sun soaked beaches and easy access to all the thrill of Barcelona, but with less of the throng. Within the city itself is the Lloret de Mar Beach, and just outside are the Fenais and Sa Boadella Beaches – any of these make a nice destination for the weekend. Lloret is also home to several architectural interesting churches, such as the Parish Church which has a distinct style and was built by Pere Serafí, or the near-by Santa Cristina hermitage which dates from the 14th century. Besides churches, Lloret boasts museums dedicated to rural Catalan culture (the Museu Rural Català) and to Lloret's American explorers (the Verdaguer Museum). Other things that visitors will not want to miss include two castles, Sant Joan's castle and the Puig de Castellet, the ruins of an Iberian settlement.