Palamós, Costa Brava Landmarks - Spain

Palamós, Costa Brava Landmarks – Spain

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Palamós Spain

Palamós is a small town on the Costa Brava, 45 km southeast of Girona, Spain. Of course, first of all, it is a wonderful resort: cozy and comfortable. But not only – the port of Palamós is the largest in the province of Girona and one of the largest in Catalonia. And at the same time, the water even near the city beach is amazingly clean!

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Palamós Spain

Another feature of the resort is that there are few package tourists. This means that there are no crowds of people, faceless “chain” hotels, endless ranks along the coast with a “typical” set of services, the same in both hemispheres at any latitude. In addition, the town almost managed to avoid the development of high-rise buildings – there are only a few of them on an area of ​​14 sq. km.

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Palamós Spain

History of Palamós

According to archaeological excavations, the first settlements in the vicinity of the modern city appeared between 2500 and 1500. BC e. Approximately Ⅴⅼ century. BC e. one of the settlements was mentioned in documents, and in the ⅼⅼ century. BC e. northeastern Catalonia, like most of the Pyrenees, has undergone romanization. Information about the presence of people in these places during the first centuries A.D. e. are available. But nothing is known about the later period – up to the Ⅹ – Ⅹⅼ centuries.

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Palamós Spain

The founding date of modern Palamós is December 3, 1279, when the king of Aragon and Valencia, Pedro ⅼⅼⅼ, signed a decree establishing a new royal port. However, the settlement grew and developed rather slowly – due to regular pirate raids. The inhabitants of Palamós were engaged in fishing and selling cork, that is, the usual crafts for this region. (more…)