Pals, Carrer Major (Catalonia)

These days I have been thinking about revisiting some of the beautiful medieval towns in the Girona Province. This photograph is from my last visit to Pals, one of the many villages that is preserving their historical center.

I took the photograph in the Carrer Major (Major Street), As you can see there is not much signs of modernity. This is something that I truly appreciate, it makes easier to image the how life was hundreds of years ago without electricity or Internet.

The historic center grows from the top of a hill, and it’s surrounded by plains. There is a lot to see in this little town: a Romanesque tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries, a restored Gothic Quarter with cobbled streets interrupted by semicircular arches; four square towers from the 4th century; an amazing viewpoint from which can be seen the fields of Empordà and the Medes Islands on a clear day; and much more.

This is an amazing place to visit, and it’s close to coast. If you take your car, in less than ten kilometers you will land on one of the longest beaches in the Costa Brava. If you are looking for weekend break this could be a good destination. Are you going to visit Pals?

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