Palamós is a leading tourist, commercial and fishing town, with a privileged situation in the heart of the Costa Brava.
Visitors to Palamós will find the magnificent beaches of Platja Gran, La Fosca and Castell and the charming little coves of Cala Margarida and Cala Estreta.
Espai del Peix et Musée de la Peche
At Palamós, man’s work at sea has become an unrivalled spectacle of colour for visitors, when, in the middle of the afternoon, the fishing boats dock at the port and unload their catch. At Palamós, however, the world of fishing does not end at the quay, it continues at the Fishing Museum. www.museudelapesca.org
L’Espai del Peix (Fish Space) is a culinary encounter with the sea; guided tours with tastings; the harbour, the fishing, the fish auction; classes on fish; fish cooking workshops; discover the flavours of fish cuisine made with spices shipped to the port of Palamós; fish dish demostrations and tastings are just some of the many activities to be enjoyed here. Consult the Fish Space’s monthly programme of activities at www.espaidelpeix.org
To learn about the town’s history, we recommend a visit to the ancient Iberian Settlement of Castell, where human settlements can be traced back to the 6th century BC. A visit to this archaeological site, near the beach Platja de Castell, will give you the opportunity to see one of the most beautiful unspoiled parts of the Costa Brava.
The land, where the town of Palamos is located today, was bought in 1277 by King Pere II in order to extend the boundary of the castle of Santesteve Del Mar, the remains of which can still be seen on the eastern side of the beach Plaltja de la Fosca.
The town, in its current form, still retains the fishermen’s quarter with its traditional buildings. Walking through the narrow streets, we find more of the town’s heritage assets: the Park of the Augustinian Convent, the Church of Santa Maria del Mar or the Town Hall, among others.
Palamós’ more than 70 restaurants offer visitors an extensive and varied cuisine with something to suit all tastes and budgets - establishments of every kind, serving dishes of the day, daily menus, tapas, the best à la carte menus offering innovative cuisine, traditional home dishes or authentic fisherman’s fare. A good way to find out about the region’s cuisine is to try the variety of dishes on offer at the gastronomic fairs that are held throughout the year: Menú de la Gamba (Prawn Menu), Menú del Escamarlà (Dublin Bay Prawn Menu), and Menú de l’Olla de Peix (Fish Casserole). Take a stroll through the old part of Palamós and enjoy the special street atmosphere whilst sampling some of the tapas and canapés on offer at the town’s tapas bars.
Shopping in Palamós is to step into a sea of excitement. Hundreds of shops with a marked Mediterranean accent, both in terms of the products on sale and the friendliness and welcome extended by shopkeepers, give Palamós a character of its own. This modern centre has a wide range of products and services of the highest quality.
Throughout the year, Palamós offers a range of nautical activities to suit all ages and levels, including scuba diving, kayaking, boat hire, sailing, light-catamaran sailing, banana boating, snorkelling, trimaran sailing, windsurfing, and boat trips.Dep. de Turisme - Ajuntament de Palamós
Plaça Països Catalans, 12
tel: +34 972.600.500