A medieval village in the Catalunya region of Spain, Pals retains much of its aged charm with a well-preserved old town. Surrounded by walls and marked with winding cobblestones streets, many of the old homes and structures can still be explored today. Stone arches, walkways, balconies keep up the area’s medieval look and feel. The village’s Romanesque tower dates back to the 11th century, with a clock tower ‘The Tower of Hours’ standing nearly 50 feet above. The Mirador del Pedró provides a lookout over the sea and surrounding landscape, including citrus groves and rice fields.
Views of the coast and afternoons on the beaches make Pals a peaceful, relaxing holiday spot for many. Pals also has one of the best golf courses in Spain. The main beach, Playa de Pals, is crescent-shaped and surrounded by the shade of the area’s many pine trees.
Pals is located about a 10-minute drive from the coastline in Costa Brava. Buses from Girona depart at 6:15 pm Monday to Friday and take about an hour.