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Pals
Surrounded by walls and marked with winding cobblestone streets, medieval Pals still has many of its aged stone arches, walkways, and balconies. A Romanesque tower dates back to the 11th century, while the Mirador del Pedró provides a lookout over the sea and surrounding Catalonian landscape dotted with citrus groves and rice fields.
 
The Basics
The historical village of Pals ranks among the most picturesque destinations on Spain’s Costa Brava. Many travelers visit the town on a day trip from Barcelona, with itineraries that often include Girona, Peratallada, and the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. Tours of the village nearly always include a visit to the Torre de las Hores (Tower of Hours) clock tower, as well as insight into the area’s medieval history.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Pals is a must-see for history buffs, couples, and travelers looking for a break from Barcelona.
  • Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking over uneven surfaces.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, especially if you plan to visit the beach.
 
How to Get There
Because the nearest train station to Pals is in Girona, the easiest way to get to Pals from Barcelona is either to take a train to Girona and a bus to Pals or to take a bus directly from Barcelona to Pals. Another option is to rent a car and make the 90-minute drive yourself.
 
When to Get There
For warm beach-worthy weather without the summer crowds, head to Pals during the spring or autumn shoulder seasons. Plan to visit during the annual rice sowing or rice harvest festivals for a deeper cultural experience.
 
A Day at the Beach
Though Pals is not on the coast, it is close to one of the best beaches on the Costa Brava. During the summer months, head down to Platja Gran de Pals, a crescent-shaped stretch of sand lined with pine trees, to cool off in the waters of the Mediterranean.
Address: Pals, Costa Brava, Spain
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Day Trips

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Late morning Full-Day Tour: Girona, Pals & Costa Brava

Enjoy this day trip to Girona and check out some of the Game of Thrones filming locations. Then wander around the charming medieval village of Pals and end your day at the Pals Beach and the old fishing town of Sa Riera, in the Costa Brava.Don't wake up early. Tours start at 10:30AMSmall sized groups: max. 18Pick up and drop-off central location in Barcelona.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Cultural Tours

Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel pickup from Barcelona

Leave Barcelona behind, and head for the medieval city of Girona and the scenic Costa Brava. This day tour through the Catalonian villages of northeastern Spain includes guided tours of Pals and Calella de Palafrugell. Take in the breathtaking Mediterranean Sea from viewpoints along the way, including the coastal coves and cliffs of the Camino de Ronda. Enjoy the intimacy of travel with a small group. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Day Trips

Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona

Explore the picturesque villages and dramatic coastal cliffs of Costa Brava on this full-day tour from Barcelona. Costa Brava, which translates to ‘rough coast,’ gained its name from the area’s rocky, jagged coastline, which forms into islets and small coves with crystal-clear waters. You will stop in the fishing towns with whitewashed walls and narrow alleyways and venture out to the rugged coastline and protected parks such as Cap de Creus, the Emporda Marshes, and the Marine Reserve Medes Islands.
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  • 11 hours
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  • 11 hours

Cultural Tours

Full Day Guided Tour: Three Medieval Towns Plus Lunch

This whistle-stop tour of three medieval towns is the ideal tour for visitors with limited time. You’ll save hours researching and planning your trip by having everything organized for you. Travel in comfort between dispersed sites with a guide, and get access to incredible views of La Garrotxa Natural Park. Highlights include a medieval synagogue in Besalu, a delicious lunch in Girona, and the Tower of the Hours in Pals.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Private Day Trips

Private Guided Tour of Costa Brava from Barcelona

Get the full Mediterranean coastal experience during this full-day, easily-customized, private tour of Spain’s Costa Brava. Feel like you’ve walked into a real-life postcard as you explore this laid-back region’s picturesque fishing villages, ancient settlements, eye-popping coastal walkways and charming medieval castles. Best of all, this flexible excursion can be designed to fit your specific interests and needs. A private guide and vehicle, refreshments and snacks and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 12 hours
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Private Girona and Costa Brava Tour From Barcelona

Visit Girona and the Costa Brava on a full-day tour from Barcelona with a private guide. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour to customize the day to your interests as you explore the medieval towns of Girona and Pals on guided walking tours, pause in a picture-perfect Costa Brava village, and explore beaches, coves, and cliffs. This 10-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Barcelona.
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Costa Brava & Dali - Full Day

See a different side of Catalonia during a day trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona. Designed with history buffs and art enthusiasts in mind, this cultural tour takes you to the medieval city of Girona—which gained popularity after Game of Thrones was filmed there—and Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist master Salvador Dali. Exploring the Costa Brava as part of a tour means that you’ll spend less time navigating and more time enjoying the coastal scenery.
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  • 11 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Costa Brava and Medieval Villages

Journey back in time to medieval Spain on this full-day tour to several of Costa Brava’s most charming villages. See a historic lighthouse in Llafranc, walk a coastal trail to the hillside cottages of Calella de Palafrugell and admire Begur’s imposing castle. In the inland towns of Pals and Peratallada, sample local cuisine and wander down cobblestone streets while learning about the area’s fascinating history from your guide. Numbers are limited to 7 for a more personalized small-group experience.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Cultural Tours

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Costa Brava tour (full day)

Discover the cream colored houses, blue waters, and medieval charm of Costa Brava on a private 8-hour tour. Relax in your chauffeured vehicle and enjoy scenic views, along with visits to Pals, Tossa de Mar, and Llafranch. Enjoy free time at each location to explore independently. Be sure to have your camera ready for the spectacular view from Sant Sebastia light tower.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Ports of Call Tours

Barcelona Shore Excursion: Medieval Costa Brava from Barcelona

Discover the medieval villages, seaside paths, and sandy beaches of the Costa Brava on a 9-hour, shore excursion from the Barcelona Port with a personal driver, private guide, and round-trip transport from your cruise terminal. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour, with the freedom to customize the tour to your interests, and plenty of time to soak up the Costa Brava's historic atmosphere.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours

Cultural Tours

Medieval Costa Brava day-trip

Immerse yourself in the medieval history of the Costa Brava on this multi-stop day trip. Round-trip transportation from Girona means you don't have to rent a car; you can focus on the scenery while someone else drives. Visit highlights such as Calella de Palafrugell, Begur, Pals, and Peratallada with your guide providing insightful commentary on the way. You'll learn much more about the Costa Brava's history and culture through guided commentary than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Historical & Heritage Tours

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Picturesque Medieval villages of Costa Brava

Why should I go to Costa Brava?Because it's one of the most romantic, gorgeous, unspoiled stretches of coast in Europe. Where else, can you drive or walk alongside rugged pink rocks with the teal-colored Mediterranean glimmering below, framed by grand, arabesque pines?Original medieval villages like Peratallada and Pals that looks like a spectacular Hollywood scenery and the genteel horseshoe bays of Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell are two of the prettiest on the world. In Calella de Palafrugell at the wildest corner of Costa Brava we will spend some free time to taste the exceptional see food or any other meal you like and optional swim on the bluest part of the Mediterranean sea ! I can create a customized tour for you if you have any special requests or if you are more than 6 people and need a larger vehicle !
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Full Day Tour: Three Medieval Towns Plus Lunch

Discover the medieval heritage of Catalonia during this full-day private excursion from Barcelona. Visit the towns of Besalu, Girona, and Pals to learn about their rich histories stretching as far back as 977. See key landmarks like Benedictine Monastery or Saint Pere in Besalu, the Girona Cathedral, and Tower of the Hours in Pals. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal paired with a glass of cava included in the price.
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  • 9 hours
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