The centre of Palafrugell during the “Flors i Violes” festival. Photo by Moritz Barcelona.

As well as the mediaeval town of Palafrugell itself, the municipality covers an area containing the fishing villages of Tamariu, Llafranc and Calella de Palafrugell as well as a number of towns inland.

Palafrugell lies around four kilometres inland and was at one time fortified, although only some remains of the city walls still exist. The old town is largely pedestrianised and full of bars, restaurants and shops and here you’ll find the church of Sant Martí which dates from the 11th century and was further enlarged in the 14th and 15th centuries.

There is also a major bus station located in Palafrugell with numerous busses running throughout the day to Barcelona, Girona and a number of other towns on the Costa Brava.

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Like the coast of Begur, Palafrugell’s is rugged with smaller beaches and rocky coves ideal for swimming and snorkelling instead of the wide expanses of sand found in other areas. The fishing villages of the municipality are far quieter than the larger resorts and have plenty of good restaurants with fresh seafood and great for fining al fresco.

Each year the town hosts a music festival in the botanical gardens of Cap Roig, near Calella de Palafrugell. From early July to mid August featuring both local bands and internationally acclaimed artists.

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