Palamós

The Montagut Dolmen is the most striking evidence of the antiquity of the town of Palamós located right in the centre of the Costa Brava.

These ancient lands were witness to the passing by of the Iberians, Greeks and Romans and also pirates who attacked the Mediterranean ports during the Middle Ages.

The Castle of Sant Esteve dates back from the Middle Ages and Palamós is the site of a weekly market and a bustling harbour which, is the third most important in Catalonia (after the ports of Barcelona and Tarragona).

Nowadays Palamós is a modern tourist resort with a marina full of yachts, but at the same time it preserves its quaint fishing village atmosphere.

The most important fishing product is the prawn, sold at many of the restaurants throughout the town which offer special menus in the spring months where the delicious Gamba de Palamós (Palamós prawn) can be tasted.

The historical town centre of Palamós houses the gothic Santa Maria del Mar church from where you can view the seafront promenade and the coast, making this town quite different from any other town on the Costa Brava.

In addition to the main beach in Palamós, make sure not to miss the many other beaches nearby, such as the unspoilt Platja del Castell and other beautiful beaches such as la Fosca, S’Alguer, D’es Monestri, del Frare and la Margarida.

 

Top attractions in Palamós:

- Santa María Church

- Fishing Museum

- Iberian settlement of "la Punta del Castell"

 

Special dates to consider when visiting Palamós:

- "Festa Major"; 24th June

 

Local market; every Tuesday

 

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