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Palamós (Catalan pronunciation: [pəɫəˈmos]) is a town and municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, located in the comarca of Baix Empordà, in the province of

Girona

, Catalonia, Spain.
Palamos was founded and recognized as a village on 3 December 1279 by 'Pere el Gran', 'Comte de Barcelona' (Peter III of Aragon). He wanted to found a new port on the coast as the previous royal port in the region at Torroella de Montgrí on the River Ter had silted up.
Palamós is located at the northern end of a large bay, which is popular for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. The town is by-passed by the C31 which connects the coastal towns of the central

Costa Brava

with Girona.... Read more

Palamos, Spain

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Palamós (Catalan pronunciation: [pəɫəˈmos]) is a town and municipality in the Mediterranean Costa Brava, located in the comarca of Baix Empordà, in the province of

Girona

, Catalonia, Spain.
Palamos was founded and recognized as a village on 3 December 1279 by 'Pere el Gran', 'Comte de Barcelona' (Peter III of Aragon). He wanted to found a new port on the coast as the previous royal port in the region at Torroella de Montgrí on the River Ter had silted up.
Palamós is located at the northern end of a large bay, which is popular for swimming, sailing, and windsurfing. The town is by-passed by the C31 which connects the coastal towns of the central

Costa Brava

with Girona. Palafrugell lies 8.5 km to the north and

Castell-Platja d'Aro

7 km to the south.
The town is a major port (with the closure of Sant Feliu the only commercial harbor in the Province of Girona) with one of the last remaining fishing fleets on this part of the Mediterranean coast. It is famous for the locally caught prawns from Palamós (Catalan: gambes).
The town's major economic activities until the second half of the 20th century were fishing and cork manufacturing. In the sixties, however, the town saw a rapid growth of tourism. The architecture of Palamos itself remained relatively unchanged with most development focused to the south at Sant Antoni de Calonge which now merges with Palamos. The town's nightlife is focused on the old port which is surrounded by bars and restaurants.
The town is home to Palamós CF the local football club. They share their ground, the Estadi Palamós Costa Brava with the small, but over-achieving club UE Llagostera, as the club's stadium, Estadi Municipal de Llagostera, didn't meet the LFP criteria.
It was the birthplace of Frederic Pujulà i Vallès who was a pioneer of Esperanto literature.

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Palamos, Spain: Port Information


Cruise ships dock at the pier, and you can enjoy a nice stroll along the promenade. Tourist attractions, dining and shopping venues are within walking distance.
New cruise terminal has good facilities. 
Shuttle service to the town center is available.

Get around Palamos, Spain


You can easily explore Palamos on foot - it's a small walkable port. 

What to see in Palamos, Spain


Here you will find a museum, lovely churches, cozy streets with beautiful buildings, etc. 
The town has beautiful beaches with incredible views. 

What to do in Palamos, Spain


Sightseeing, enjoying a beach day, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing, etc.

What to eat and drink in Palamos, Spain


Here you can find plenty of touristic restaurants with seafood and paella and traditional restaurants with Catalan cuisine.

Shopping in Palamos, Spain


Palamos offers great opportunities for shopping; there you can find a shopping center and lots of lovely stores for every taste.

Safety in Palamos, Spain


Catalonia is usually a safe place. Be aware of pickpockets in crowds, and don't leave your car in the rest areas in motorways. As a tourist, you are a target for thieves. They can spot you and you cannot spot them. Do not carry all your money and documentation in the same bag or pocket. If you have been robbed, always go to the police.

If you travel try to follow traffic regulations or you may be fined. Notice that you will have to pay in cash immediately otherwise your car will be removed from the road.

Language spoken in Palamos, Spain


The official language of Costa Brava is Catalan and as is the case everywhere in Catalonia, all the citizens are also fluent in Spanish. In this region, English is very, very widely spoken and quite often French as well. Some people will speak German, but the lingua franca is really English.

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June 20, 2019
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