Palamos

Overview

Introduction

Surrounded by sunny, idyllic beaches, the town of Palamos is located in a large bay along Spain's Costa Brava. The town began as a tiny fishing village in the 13th century, and the area is still famous for its prawns and fishing fleets. The Fishing Museum is worth a visit to better understand Palamos' deep connection to fishing.

In addition to its still thriving port, the town has an elegant yachting marina and promenade-lined beach, while close by a further range of swimming areas ranges from tiny pebbly coves like Cala Margarida to wide sandy bays like La Fosca. Regular cruceros (small ferry boats) provide a sort of aquatic bus service to other towns up and down the coast in summer.

Although it's a popular tourist town, Palamos has managed to preserve much of its original character and atmosphere, while also having a slightly cosmopolitan air. Shops here offers a wide range of both national and international goods, and the town's center boasts a fine Gothic church, Santa Maria, whose original medieval portal is still preserved today.

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