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places to visit

Andorra | Aiguamolls | Art Galleries | Banyoles | Barcelona | Begur | Cadaques | Culture Centre | La Bisbal | Markets | Museums | Pals | Peratallada | Sant Sebastia | Ullastret | More Information |

For tours visit Capsur Tours in Palafrugell www.capsurtours.com. For their broshure click here

Markets

picture of palafrugell Sunday market

Sunday-Palafrugell (also fruit and veg., fish and meat every day), L'Escala, St. Feliu de Guixols.
Monday-Torroella de Montgri, Cadaques.
Tuesday-Palamos, Pals, Girona.
Wednesday-Begur. St. Antonio de Calonge, Banyoles.
Thursday-L'Estartit, Figueres, Calonge.
Friday-La Bisbal, Platja d'Aro.
Saturday-Girona, Mont-ras.
1st Saturday of September, in Palafrugell, there is an antique fair.
In Begur, every Thursday during July and August, there is an antique fair.

Aiguamolls (Emporda Marshes Natural Park)

Is the home of many interesting species of plants and animals and a haven for migrating birds (mainly March-May and August-October, although there is always something to see all year round). Situated between L'Escala and Roses.
For more information click here http://www.bassesdencoll.com

Sant Sebastia (Palafrugell)

To the east of Palafrugell, between Llafranch and Tamariu. The hotel (4Star) offers a home to an 18th Century chapel. The restaurant "El Far" is excellent and the views are outstanding.

Culture Centre 'Ca La Pruna' (Pals)

Here we can find the underwater Archaeological Museum, a Catalan wine and champagne exhibition, painting and sculpture exhibitions and also a display of some of the utensils belonging to the first chemist in Pals.

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picture of Pals Church

The Church (Pals)

The church has existed since 997 and some of the stones used in its construction came from the old castle. Here we can find a mixture of styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and a bell from the XVIII century.

The Castle (Pals)

The Castle which dates from the ix century was the scene of many hard battles and was completely destroyed in 1478. King John II gave his permission to use the stones to finish the church leaving only the tower "Torre de l'homenatge" and one arch of the castle itself. A private villa owned by the Pi i Figueres family now occupies the castle land. Despite being a relatively modern building (1948) it was built in accordance with the gothic style of the old town.

Pals

There are several very good walking routes available, in English, from the tourist office (by the big roundabout ar Pals), These will help you explore the area on foot and take in some of the varied wildlife and attractive countryside in a more relaxed fashion. Remember to take some water with you - it can be thirsty!

Begur

You can get details from the Begur tourist office for a guided tour on foot of this little old vilage. July and August only.

picture of Begur castle

The Castle (Begur)

It is an old castle at the top of the village. It is in ruins but worth a visit as it is a view point for the whole of the village and some of the local beaches.



Palafrugell

Details available from the Toursit office
A guided excursion on foot - visit the most interesting sights of the town
Take a trip to 'Torres de Guaita'
Visit the the old defence towers of the town
Take a trip to 'Font de la Tuela'
A walk in the woods and find the famous fontain


Art Galleries



Polemica (Palafrugell)



All year, Tuesday to Saturday: 9.00h - 13.00h, 16.30h - 20.30h
Sunday: 9.00h - 13.00h



Art (Girona)



Pujada de la Catedral, 12 Tel : 972 20 95 36
Winter: Tuesday to Saturday:10.00h - 18.00h
Monday: Closed
Summer: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 19.00h
Sundays and Holidays: 10.00h - 14.00h

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Museums

picture of one of Dali's sculptures

Dali (Figueres)



Placa Gala Dali, 5 Tel: 972 67 75 00
October to June - Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30h - 17.45h
Monday: Closed
July to September - Monday to Sunday: 9.00h - 19.45h



Dali Museum (Cadaques)



Platja del Port Lligat Tel : 972 25 10 15
Winter: Tuesday to Sunday:10.30h - 17.10h
Monday: Closed
Summer: Monday to Sunday: 10.30h - 20.10h
(Closed from early January to mid May



Toy (Figueres)



C/Sant Pere, 1 Tel: 972 50 45 85
October to May - Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 13.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h
Sunday: 11.00h - 13.30h, Monday: Closed
June to September - Every day: 10.00h - 13.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h



Emporda (Figueres)



Rambla 2 Tel: 972 50 23 05
Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00h - 19.00h, Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h
Monday: Closed
Over 65 years and under 18 years: Free



Archaeology (Empuries)



October to May, every day: 10.00h - 18.00h
June to September, every day: 10.00h - 20.00h



Archaeology (Girona)



Placa Santa Llucia Tel : 972 20 26 32
October to May, Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 18.00h
Monday: Closed
June to September: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30h - 13.30h, 16.00h - 19.00h
Sundays and Holidays: 10.00h - 14.00h



History (Girona)



Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 17.00h - 19.00h
Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h
Monday: Closed

picture of Girona Cathedral

Cathedral (Girona)



C/Forca, 27 Tel: 972 22 22 29
October to February, Tuesday to Saturday: 08.30h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 18.00h
Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h, Monday: Closed
March to June, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h
Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00h, Monday: Closed
July to September, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 20.00h,
All Year: Sunday: 08.30h - 14.00h, Monday: 08.30h - 13.00h



Cathedral (Museum)



Placa de la Catedral s/n Tel: 972 21 58 14
October to February, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.30 - 14.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h
Monday: 8.30h - 13.00h, Sunday: 8.30h - 14.00h
March to June, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h
July and September, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 20.00h
All Year: Monday: Closed Sunday: 10.00 - 14.00h



Cork (Palafrugell)



C/Tarrogoneta, 31 Tel: 972 30 39 98
Winter: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 17.00h - 20.00h
Summer:Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 17.00h - 21.00h
Monday: Closed



Terracota (Ceramic) Museum (La Bisball)



C/Sis d' Octubre, 99, Tel: 972 64 20 67
Winter: Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 13.00h, 17.00h - 20.00h
Summer:Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 13.00h, 17.00h - 21.00h
Sunday: 10.00h - 13.00h

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picture of Peratellada

Peratallada



The old town of Peratallada is famous for its medieval architecture. It is extraordinarily attractive and beautiful. The old moat surrounding this old town, which no longer has water in it, is what the town was named after - pedra Tallada (Carved Rock). It's real attraction is that it has managed to preserve it's rural character and at the same time offer the visitor shops and restaurants of great quality, in keeping with its cultural history. It's a must to dine out here for at least one evening!

picture of view from Ullastret

Ullastret



If you like museums this is a must. Only a few miles from the apartment towards Toroella and west. It was once a port and you can see how the water has receded a couple of kilometers to where the coast line now is.
Even if you do not like museums it is still worth a visit just for the views and countryside.

picture of the lake at Banyoles

Banyoles



Banyoles is less than an hour away form the apartment, It is an idyllic lake side setting surrounded by the foothills of the Pyrenees. This was the setting for the 1995 Olympic Games rowing events when stephen redgrave won his 4th Olympic title.

picture of Cadaques

Cadaqués



This is where Salvador Dali had his second home. It is an attractive little fishing port accessed by a twisting mountainous road.
The Dali museum is more interesting than most.



La Bisbal



Not pretty but if you want to do any shopping for pottery this is the place.

They make it all here.



Barcelona



Too much to mention here. Need plenty of time to do it justice. So much so we have dedicated a page to it all on its own click here to go to the Barcelona page



Andorra



A two day trip there and back from the apartment.

A bit like mini Switzerland with duty free prices.




Catalonia - More Information




For more information about Catalonia/Catalunya click on any of the following:
http://www.Catalonia.net
http://www.Catalunya.co.uk
http://www.costabrava.com

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