Palamos Top 10
Collected by Travis Marshall, AFAR Local Expert
Zona Portuària, Calle del Muelle, s/n, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
Take a deep dive into one of the Costa Brava’s most important industries at the Fishing Museum (Museu de la Pesca), located on the waterfront right next to the fish market. The interactive museum has exhibits about the history of fishing, the...
C/ Puig i Cadafalch, s/n, 17130 L'Escala, Girona, Spain
The ruins at Empúries overlook a gorgeous stretch of beach on the Gulf of Roses. The archaeological site is the only one in the region that was home to both Greek and Roman settlements, some of which date as far back as the 6th century B.C.E. In...
17120 Púbol, Girona, Spain
A number of sites connected to famed Catalan artist Salvador Dalí are found in the area around Palamós, including the Gala Dalí Castle. The legendary surrealist bought the medieval edifice for his wife (and only lived there himself after her...
Plaça Gala i Salvador Dalí, 5, 17600 Figueres, Girona, Spain
Fans of Salvador Dalí shouldn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, about an hour’s drive from Palamós. Built on the remains of an old theater and designed by the artist, the museum was one of his greatest works. It...
Carrer Dues Palmeres, 25, 17230 Palamós, Girona, Spain
La Fosca is one of the most popular beaches around Palamós. It’s a five-minute drive or a 20-minute walk north of the town's marina. The sandy interior of the cove is divided by a rocky promontory in the middle, while the ruins of the Castle of...
In a village to the south of Palamós, the Monastery of Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a building dating back, in part, to 961. It has been renovated over the years, but still maintains its fortresslike appearance. Two towers flank the monastery: One is...
17255 Begur, Girona, Spain
The feudal lord Arnust of Begur built his castle on a coastal hilltop in the 11th century, and to this day it remains the centerpiece of the medieval town that rose up around it. The castle was sold to the city in 1604; it has played a key role in...