Province: Girona
Shire: Baix Empordà
Inhabitants: 18057
Extension: 14,0 Km2
Altitude: 12 m

Palamos is a population Costeria of Baix Empordà including S'Alguer entities, Cala Margarida, The Figuerar, La Fosca Palamos and Sant Joan Vila-Roma. It is situated in a fantastic setting, between the Mediterranean Sea and Gavarres Aubí plain.

Its origins are found on top of Mount Montagut which houses three large stones that shape the Dolmen de Montagut. But we also found the remains of what had been the castle of Sant Esteve de Mar, and built on Roman remains, and that is located on the eastern slope of the beach of la Fosca. In fact, in the year 1279 purchase Pere II granted this land and Carta Pobla and it is from here when Palamos born as a people, and is granted the creation of a weekly market and a port, Palamos becoming a stronghold. But not until the nineteenth century that Palamos is constituted as an urban enclave.

In fact, the sea that opened the doors to the population also marked the arrival of hazards, access of pirates known as Barba-rossa or the continued presence of troops from different countries that prevented Palamos continuously grow both economically and demographically. Despite this, the port served to shelter ships and support the industry that was emerging from Cork, both the population and the region, in the same way it did the dedicated fishing to fish blue, sardine and anchovy that mainly marketed in Barcelona. In this activity start other activities such as fish sazondado marketing or coral. This same port of Palamos out the boats engaged in trade in the direction of sending America and bringing building materials melis pine, coffee, etc.. Thus, the port of Palamos has continuously been the economic engine of the population.

The town of Palamos has 2 areas of Natural Interest Space (EIN) EIN "Les Gavarres" where lies much of the historical, cultural and ethnological Palamos, and EIN of "Castle - Cap Roig" where, apart from assets, there is a magnificent stretch of coast worth visiting. In the 2 areas find an extensive network of trails for routes and itineraries on foot or by bicycle.

As regards notable buildings are the church of Santa Maria and Pedró neighborhood, the Bell-Lloc chapel, the church of Santa Eugenia de Vila-Roma and Carme Chapel. So as is the Fishing Museum, indispensable space for fishing origins ampurdanesa population.

Where to sleep

Hotel Sant Joan


It is a century-eighteenth century farmhouse completely restored in 2000. The center…

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Hotel Àncora


Cuisine, made at the time and made with fresh fish from the…

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Càmping Palamós


Near the GR-92, 15 minutes from the town center and 10 minutes…

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Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 2.8 Km)

Family camping and very quiet located in the heart of the Costa…

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Mas Falet 1682

Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 2 Km)

4 star hotel in an old seventeenth century farmhouse overlooking the Sierra…

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Ceigrup Finques Riart API

Calonge - Sant Antoni (a 3.2 Km)

We put at your disposal a wide range of tourist accommodation in…

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Càmping Moby Dick

Palafrugell (a 5.7 Km)

Camping located in a forest of pines and oaks, 100 meters from…

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Càmping Relax-Nat (Naturista)

Mont-Ras (a 4.9 Km)

Camping and bungalows in a naturist environment. In the privileged place of…

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Where to eat

El Racó


Mediterránia Pizzeria located at 200m from the sea on the promenade of…

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La Xicra

Palafrugell (a 8 Km)

Market Cuisine in the heart of the Costa Brava, in an old…

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Restaurant La Calèndula

Regencós (a 11.8 Km)

La Calèndula Restaurant is located in the old theater of the medieval…

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Hostal Chic

Sant Feliu de Guixols (a 11.2 Km)

Without limitations when leaving the rooms: In our house has time x…

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Restaurant Fonda Caner - Hotel Rosa - SpaBegur

Begur (a 13.3 Km)

If you visit or the Costa Brava Begur, you'll want to stay…

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Restaurant Ona Feels

Begur (a 15.6 Km)

The restaurant Ona feels, is a beach bar with a special charm,…

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Hotel Restaurant Sa Tuna

Begur (a 14.7 Km)

It is the only Hotel in Cala Sa Tuna, corner pampered by…

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Mas Ros Restaurant i Hotel

Cassà de la Selva (a 20.6 Km)

Enjoy a quiet and comfortable stay in our small and warm hotel.…

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What to do

Museu de la Pesca


The objective of the Fishing Museum is to be a space for…

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Tela Marinera


It offers various activities related to navigation: pedagogical, tourist, sport, recreational, gastronomic,…

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Triton Diving Llafranc

Palafrugell (a 7.3 Km)

The center is located about 100 m from the beach and the…

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Xarai Experience, Escape room Palafrugell

Palafrugell (a 7.6 Km)

At Xarai Experience we believe that sometimes people need to get out…

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Pessebre Vivent Castell D'Aro

Castell - Platja d'Aro (a 9.4 Km)

Our Bethlehem begins in 1959 by Father Gumersind and the Bas family.…

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Paintball Empordà

Palafrugell (a 11.2 Km)

Playground suitable for everyone, with a single goal: "to make sport fun…

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Globus Empordà

Colomers (a 12.3 Km)

Enjoy a balloon flight, a unique experience from the air with friends…

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Begur Dive

Begur (a 11.6 Km)

Through a total of 16 dives, you can enter into the fabulous…

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