Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Palafrugell & Around

Castell de Púbol

If you’re intrigued by artist Salvador Dalí, the Castell de Púbol is an essential piece of the puzzle. Between Girona and Palafrugell (22km northwest of the latter, south off the C66), this 14th-century castle was D…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Llafranc

Cap de Sant Sebastià

The magical promontory framing the eastern end of Llafranc offers fabulous views in both directions and out to sea. It hosts an 1857 lighthouse (with a summer lounge bar), plus a 15th-century watchtower and an 18th-…
Castle in Begur & Around

Castell de Begur

There is little to explore aside from the ragged ruins of this medieval castle, still in much the same state as when it was wrecked by Spanish troops to impede the advance of Napoleon’s army in 1810. A steep, signpo…
Beach in Begur & Around

Platja Fonda

From just northeast of Fornells' car park (4km south of Begur), stone stairs lead down to signposted Platja Fonda, a slate-grey pebbly beach that lures sunbathers (though it can be choppy). A path signed 'Fornells' …
Beach in Begur & Around

Cala de Sa Tuna

The finely pebbled beach of Sa Tuna sits in a small cove 3km east of Begur, fringed by now-remodelled fishers' houses. There are restaurants and parking, though the water can be a little unsettled, and this scenic s…
Gardens in Calella de Palafrugell

Jardins de Cap Roig

Atop Cap Roig, 2km southwest of central Calella, these beautiful botanical gardens contain approximately 1000 floral species, set around the early-20th-century castle-palace of Nikolai Voevodsky – a tsarist colonel …
Beach in Begur & Around

Cala d'Aiguafreda

Around 4.5km northeast of Begur you'll find this tiny, divine rocky cove, where trails fringed by pine trees stretch around a headland. It’s more a picturesque place for a stroll than a sunbathing spot.
Beach in Begur & Around

Platja de Sa Riera

The fine beach fronting Sa Riera, 3km northeast of Begur, has russet sands and a couple of cafes. A 40-minute, 2.5km walking path leads here from Begur.
Museum in Palafrugell

Museu del Suro

This surprisingly large, modern museum within a 20th-century factory has audiovisual displays detailing Catalonia's cork industry. Cutting and branding machinery, cork transport and other mysteries are unveiled, whi…
Church in Palafrugell

Sant Martí de Palafrugell

The incomplete multipointed turret of this fine Gothic construction extends skywards like a crown above central Palafrugell. Old documents state that a church has stood here since the 11th century, but what you see …