Costa Brava - Tour of Palamós and its fishing port in Bajo Ampurdán

Palamos in Bajo Ampurdán in Costa Brava

Palamos It is one of the towns that have most favored the international prestige that has the Costa Brava in Catalonia.

It is a town that looks at the sea from all sides, because on both sides of its traditional fishing district Two ports open.

West-facing, and as an extension of its Great beach, the fishing port, one of those on the coast Mediterranean You can still see the fishing boats arrive every afternoon and then sell the fruit of their daily work in the fish market.

Palamos on the Costa Brava of Catalonia

And facing east you find a modern marina totally occupied by pleasure boats.

Palamos It also has the prestige of having a cove, the Castell beach, which is considered as the most virgin beach of the Costa Brava.

It is a corner located next to an old Iberian village, which has not suffered the urban maelstrom, and where you can reach the parapet walk that leads you along the coast to the north.

A sample of the international importance that this coastal town has in the region of Under Empordà is that between the years 1960 and 1962 it was the place of residence of the American novelist Truman Capote,

This famous writer arrived in Europe looking for the tranquility necessary to write what would later be his best-known novel, Cold-blooded.

Fishing Boats in Palamós in Costa Brava

In Palamosin full Franco dictatorshipHe found that tranquility while sharing his life with fishermen, enjoying the sun in the Great beach and the Catifa beach and tasted the cuisine of the then famous restaurant The snails.

Now during your stay in Palamós you can sign up for a guided tour with which you travel the Palamós of Truman Capote.

What to see in Palamós

The central axis of your visit to Palamós It will undoubtedly be the port, where you may be surprised to know that it has recently become a scale of large cruises for him Mediterranean, and about 40 ships arrive per season.

Fishing Museum in Palamós

At fishing port of Palamós you can visit a curious Fishing Museum, where you will know the evolution of the trade of fishing in the Mediterranean.

Fishing Museum in Palamós in Costa Brava

But you can also see, about five o'clock in the afternoon, how lowland fishing boats arrive with fish and shellfish (of course, the famous Palamós prawns) that they have collected throughout the day and then sell them at the port market.

Fish Market of Palamós

If you're curious, you can sign up for theguided tour of the fish market of Palamós, in which in half an hour you will see the modern electronic system that manages the sale of the fish, which has replaced the traditional live auction.

And you can also check that the fish goes from the fish market to the market, just through a door.

Indeed, in the own Fish Market of Palamós A small market with fish markets has been set up where you can directly buy the fish and shellfish that have just arrived at the port.

You can complete your visit by signing up for some of the activities of show cooking seafood cuisine which are carried out in the so-called Fish Space of Palamós.

Fish market of the fishing port of Palamós in Bajo Ampurdán in Costa Brava

This gastronomic activity takes place on the top floor of the fish market building, where you can learn to prepare, for example, some typical Catalan noodles.

Finally, in the nearby fishing district you can go for tapas and taste in their bars the tapas awarded in the local contest.

To highlight the wide variety of tapas The Galleon Bar, one of the most popular and classic of this coastal town.

Pictures of Palamós

Here you have more Pictures of Palamós, in the region of Under Empordà.