Palamos is a town and municipality in Mediterranean Costa Brava, situated in the comarca of Baix Emporda, Girona province (Catalonia, Spain). Palamos has a total area of 14.0 km2 (5.4 ml2) and a population of around 17,800 inhabitants (2014 census).
Palamos is situated at the northern end of a bay, popular for sailing, windsurfing and swimming. The town is by-passed by C31, connecting the coastal towns of central Costa Brava with Girona. 8.5 km (5.3 miles) to the north lies Palafrugell. Castell-Platja d'Aro is 7 km (4.3 miles) to the south.
The town of Palamos is a major port (after the closure of the only commercial harbour in Girona province, Sant Feliu) with one of the last fishing fleets on this part of Mediterranean coast. It is popular for locally caught prawns from Palamos (gambes).
The major economic activities in Palamos until the 2nd half of 20th century were cork manufacturing and fishing. In the 60s, however the town experienced a rapid growth of tourism. Palamos' architecture remained relatively unchanged and most development was focused at Sant Antoni de Calonge to the south, merging with Palamos. The nightlife is focused on the old port, surrounded by restaurants and bars.
An interesting fact is that Palamos was the birthplace of Frederic Pujula i Valles (1877-1962) who was a pioneer of Esperanto literature.
Palamos lies east of Barcelona and features two berths for cruise ships. The region has secluded creeks, beaches with fine sand, shops and restaurants specialized in fresh fish. Nearby is the old Gerona city with the quarter inhabited by Jews until 15th century, a maze of narrow Medieval streets, impressive Gothic cathedral and Film Museum.
The work of the brilliant Surrealist artist Dali is closely linked to the landscapes of Costa Brava where he was born. A must-see is the unusual Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres and artist's house in Pubol, turned into a museum. Nearby are several good golf courses and the medieval Perelada village with the castle casino of Perelada and the famous cellars restaurants.
Highlights: Costa Brava, Gerona, Dali Museum, Perelada, Emporion
Port Palamos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Palamos, Spain. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|4 March, 2018|
|Saga Sapphire||08:00||20:00||Sete, France|
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