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Cala Morisca

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Cala Morisca
Cala Morisca

Time Out says

Cala Morisca is a beautiful spot that witnessed one of Catalonia's biggest piracy operations of the 20th century.

Cala Morisca is a beautiful, solitary spot, which you get to from the Lloret de Mar residential estate of Cala Canyelles by walking along the GR-92 trail and then going down a number of stairs. The cove contains the entrance to some tunnels that connect this small bay and natural port with a nearby property.

In the tunnels, which today are sealed up, are remain tracks, wagons and the relics of a sophisticated ventilation and electrical alimentation system. The infrastructure, which is pretty extensive, was used by the Corsican trafficker and smuggler Jean Antoine Canavaggio to transfer merchandise that arrived by sea to warehouses located close to his house. This isn't a pirate legend: in this peaceful village in 1998, the largest confiscation of hashish in the history of Catalonia was made, some 17 tonnes. Nowadays nothing is left of that enterprise, but while you’re enjoying the sun, the calm, shallow, crystalline water, and the small bay that takes you away from the rest of the world, you could almost imagine yourself in an action film.

By: Esperança Padilla



Address: Torrent de Cala Morisca, s/n. Tossa de Mar/Lloret de Mar
Tossa de Mar/Lloret de Mar

Transport: To get there by car: Take the GI-682 road from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar. About 5km from Lloret, once past Cala Canyelles, take the road towards the residential estate of Cala Brava. There you'll find a signpost indicating the way to Cala Morisca.

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