The Monumental Complex of Sant Sebastià de la Guarda, located in Llafranc, is the evidence of the occupation of a privileged position from, at least, 2600 years. You can visit an Iberian settlement (from the 6th to the 1st Century) which has been recently consolidated and signalled, a watch tower from the 15th Century (declared Cultural Asset of National Interest), a hermitage and a guest-house from the 18th Century and a lighthouse from the 19th Century, all at the top of a mountain with cliffs above the sea and a ring way which allows you to travel the path and enjoy the seafront promenade.
It highlights the watch tower (from the 15th Century), with one of the best panoramic views of the Costa Brava and if the day is clear the view can reach until the Pyrenees. In the past its main goal was to watch the foreshore in order to protect it of possible Corsair and Pirates invasions, very frequent during the 15th and 16th centuries. That’s why it was built in a strategic emplacement (above of a cliff, 165 m of height) since where they were able to sight a wide maritime area and with easy communication with the inner towers.