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This beautiful little ancient Village, can be found in the Catalan region of Spain, in an area known as Emporda.

The Roman walled village of Pals ,with it's stone houses built around a 15 th century Castle, was abandon after the Spanish Civil War in 1939, and, almost fell into ruin's. That was until the people of Barcelona moved in and restored the house's to use as second homes.
Set on a hillside overlooking the the beautiful Catalan countryside, it's a very poplar place to visit, so early morning or early evening is a good time to stroll through these cobbled street's, take your time as you wonder and take in the beauty of this beautiful small place.

Park in the new town at the bottom of the hill, then slowly make your way up into the tiny busy square, with it's cafe, bar's, restaurant's, ice cream, craft and gift shop's. Carry on through the arch and up to the old tower and church that dominates the hill, take in the view's around this lovely old place.
The road up is a slow climb on a cobbled surface, there are a few step's that can be avoided if you have walking difficulties.

The area at a glance

The area of Pals has much to offer, visit one of the many beaches, some touristy, others quiet and out of the way. Drive along the rugged coast line and take in the breathtaking view's along the way. The beach of Platja de Pals is only 2 mile's away and it is the longest on the Costa Brava, mostly unspoiled, and there is a section cordoned off for the naturist amongst you. You will find some water sport's here, and, a few restaurant's and bars along the beach front.
The area has much to offer, the major resorts of L'Estartit and L'Escarla and the City's of Girona and Figueres also Barcelona is within reach.
The area has literally hundred's of campsite's, so finding one will not be a problem.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet area of the Costa Brava
  • In a nutshell:Quite a nice surprise.
  • Last visit to Pals: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2009 at 1:19 PM

    Just as I think I know most of Spain, I stumble across a page introducing me to new and exciting places there. thanks ;-)

  • ger4444's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Pals rules! hehehe but i think its roman in stead of gothic

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Thanks Margaret!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2008 at 11:52 PM

    wow havent been here but it looks my kind of place!(see my pgs on Besalu in Spain,Eze in France and Linhares in Portugal for example!).Spain has so many xlnt places to visit - along with the rest of the world...

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2008 at 9:26 AM

    Good tips here. Looks a pretty place.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2008 at 3:07 AM

    I like Spain very much. Thanks for your ratings on my bonn page. It is a very nice city. Have nice day :)

  • DanielF's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Great page, Margaret! I am looking forward to cross the Millau bridge some day soon.

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2007 at 1:21 PM

    The Costa Brava is a wonderful part of Spain especially the walled village of Pals and the medieval town of Begur. Hans & I do prefer the Costa del Sol & usually stay in Torremolinos.

  • DSwede's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2007 at 3:30 PM

    In all my time in Catalunia, I can't believe I missed this place. I'll

  • janetanne's Profile Photo
    May 26, 2006 at 11:16 PM

    Lovely pages about a lovely part of Spain. I would love to visit Spain one day. Greetings from Athens, Greece:)


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