Wednesday, March 9, 2011

CATALONIA - COSTA BRAVA: PALS, PERATALLADA AND PALAU-SATOR

Pals and Peratallada are two medieval villages in la Costa Brava really beautiful. Their narrow and cobbled streets, their stone houses, their small and peaceful squares and their walls are worthy of a calm visit to feel their charm. Four hours are enough to visit both villages.

Pals


City Hall of Pals in La Costa Brava
City Hall of Pals, a lovely medieval village in La Costa Brava


Medieval village of Pals in La Costa Brava
This arch leads to the Carrer Major (main street) of Pals


Carrer Major in Pals 
Carrer Major of Pals is a beautiful street


Carrer Major in Pals 
I liked this view from the Carrer Major in Pals


 Gothic church of Pals  in La Costa Brava
Rose window of the Gothic church of Pals


Gothic church of Pals in La Costa Brava
Gothic church of Pals. It's small but lovely


Castle of Pals in La Costa Brava
The castle of Pals 


Pals in La Costa Brava
Typical house of Pals near the walls

Illes Medes from Pals  in La Costa Brava
View of the Illes Medes from the Passeig Arqueològic, a promenade along the walls of Pals


Carrer Hospital in Pals
Carrer Hospital leads from the walls of Pals to the Plaça Major


Near the Plaça Major of Pals
A shop of pottery near the Plaça Major of Pals


Peratallada


Plaça de les Voltes in PeratalladaThis street leads to the Plaça de les Voltes in Peratallada, which appears in the background


Plaça de les Voltes in Peratallada 
Plaça de les Voltes is the most lively place of Peratallada, with restaurants and some small shops 

Carrer Major in Peratallada
Carrer Major (Main Street) in Peratallada


Peratallada in La Costa BravaThe flowers of the tree in the background was the perfect environment for a picture


Peratallada in La Costa Brava
Typical square in Peratallada

Walls of Peratallada in La Costa Brava
Walls of Peratallada, a lovely village in La Costa Brava


If you like this two villages and have one or two hours free, there is a interesting nearby village, also medieval, called Palau-Sator, which is also worthy of a visit.


Palau-Sator




Palau-Sator in La Costa Brava
Medieval village of Palau-Sator in La Costa Brava


There are other medieval villages in Catalonia which have an special charm too, like:




Of course, La Costa Brava offers more cultural activities. Among them, I would recommend visiting the following places:



But the most beautiful places you can visit in La Costa Brava are its heavenly beaches, like:


So after visiting Pals and Peratallada, two villages I liked a lot, I was eager to visit Begur, one of the most charming villages of la Costa Brava. In the following post, I will upload pictures of the old city and the Castle of Begur.

Finally, clicking on the next link you will find links to other beautiful places and villages in Catalonia.

1 comment:

David said...

Beautiful Place to enjoy. We can plan for a week to Costa Brava Holidays. The beaches, night pubs and many other attractive places are nearby Costa Brava.