The Montagut Dolmen is the most striking evidence of the antiquity of the town of PalamÃ³s located right in the centre of the .
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.
TheÂ Castle of Sant EsteveÂ dates back from the Middle Ages and PalamÃ³s is the site of a weekly market and a bustling harbour which, is the third most important inÂ CataloniaÂ (after the ports ofÂ Â andÂ Tarragona).
Nowadays PalamÃ³s 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 PalamÃ³sÂ (PalamÃ³s prawn) can be tasted.
The historical town centre of PalamÃ³s 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 PalamÃ³s, 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, SâAlguer, Dâes Monestri, del Frare and la Margarida.
Top attractions in PalamÃ³s:
- Santa MarÃa Church
- Fishing Museum
- Iberian settlement of "la Punta del Castell"
Special dates to consider when visiting PalamÃ³s:
- "Festa Major"; 24th June
Local market; every Tuesday
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