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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

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. Slideshow




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.




Art Galleries

Polemica (Palafrugell)

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

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Museums

picture of one of Dali's sculptures

Dali (Figueres)

September to July - Tuesday to Sunday: 10.30h - 17.45h
Monday: Closed
July to September - Monday to Sunday: 9.00h - 19.45h

Toy (Figueres)

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)

Tuesday to Saturday: 11.00h - 19.00h, Sunday: 10.00h - 13.00h
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)

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
Monday: Closed

Art (Girona)

October to May, Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 18.00h
Monday: Closed
June to September, Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00h - 19.00h
Monday: Closed

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)

October to February, Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30 - 14.00h, 16.00h - 18.00h
Monday: 8.30h - 13.00h, Sunday: 8.30h - 14.00h
March to June, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 19.00h
Monday: 8.30h - 13.00h, Sunday: 8.30h - 14.00h
July and September, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 20.00h
Monday: 8.30h - 13.00h, Sunday: 8.30h - 14.00h
Price: Free

Cathedral (Museum)

October to February, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 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 and September, Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00h - 20.00h,
Sunday: 10.00h - 14.00h, Monday: Closed

Cork (Palafrugell)

June to September, Every day: 10.00h - 14.00h, 16.00h - 22.00h
September to June, Tuesday to Saturday: 17.00h - 20.00h
Sunday: 10.30h - 13.30h, Monday: Closed

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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.

Many people go just to visit the 2 football grounds and the Olympic stadium.
To see Barcelona live go to the web cam Webcam Barcelona

For more information click http://www.barcelonaturisme.com/

Andorra

A two day trip there and back from the apartment.

A bit like mini Switzerland with duty free prices.

If you like the rural aspects of Catalunya but wold prefer to be in France then here is a lovely rural farmhouse setting ideal for a holiday away from it all www.maisonwest.co.uk

Catalonia - More Information


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

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Please note: This imformation is correct at time of going to print 01/04/04, however any or all of these details may change at any time so please check with the relevant company or visitor attraction

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