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Palafrugell

Palafrugell dates back to the 10th C., and with a population of some 22,880 inhabitants it is the largest town in the Baix Empordà.

The town developed around the old medieval castle, of which little or nothing remains today. But the old centre still conserves its medieval structure, presided over by the church of St Martí and made up of streets and alleys that form a large shopping centre. The town’s boom period occurred at the end of the 18th C., with the start of production of corks, which is still reflected in the local architecture: the cork factories and the modernist buildings. The Cork Museum gives a full description of this industry.

Another part of the municipality is made up of the nuclei of Calella, Llafranc and Tamariu, on the coast. These former fishermen’s districts have become important tourist centres thanks to the beauty of their setting and their wide variety of accommodation, restaurants and activities. The old fishermen’s neighbourhoods grew up around the coves and they have conserved their nautical tradition; here, in the summertime, you can enjoy the concerts of havaneres (sailors’ songs), the most famous of which is held in Calella.

Another emblematic spot is the cape of Sant Sebastià, with its lighthouse, a chapel and the remains of an Iberian settlement. Nearby, in Calella, you can also visit the castle and botanical garden of Cap Roig, located in a stunningly beautiful setting.

Inland, the nucleus of Llofriu contains the family house of the writer Josep Pla. The Josep Pla Foundation, in the centre of Palafrugell, displays a permanent exhibition on his life and work.

Every Sunday the town holds its weekly market, where you will find everything you need, while the daily market provides fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. In June, don’t miss the Spring Festival celebrations, featuring the grand parade of floats.


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