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Inside the little church

After a great game of golf and a well deserved lunch with some cold beers we wanted to explore some of the local villages. Actually we wanted to play 9 holes more but being out of prime season the course closed already at 16.30.

A few kilometres from the Mediterranean Sea and the golf club we played at, there was a very nice looking village. We had alredy identified it on the way out; it was the city Pal,s which apparently was wellknown for its medieval streets.

The county of Baix Emporda  in the province of Girona has in this town a lovely old quarter, declared a Historic Artistic Site.

Nice streets - empty
Walking this streets was truly a pleasure;  especially since we were out of season and there was nobody there. It was clearly a touristic city, there were a lot of bars; almost all were closed though, and the houseprices were skyhigh.

In the Gothic quarter of city, almost a streets were pretty cobbled streets and flanked by aristocratic houses with nice pricetags. We walked the streets and went to the top of the village where a nice old church greeted us with open doors. We really enjoyed the afternoon sun here sitting on the stairs in front of the church. After I had done my countless pictures we when down to the local market to get the last cold beer in the afternoon sun.

Very close to the city you can find Pals beach. The beach completes the visit to the walled town and at any of these points, you can try the area's cuisine, based on products from both the sea and of the mountains. But take care we were surpriced of the price of the delicious fish we had for dinner. We paid at our restaurant close to 60€ each for our main course at the restarant we found. It was truly fantastic but so close the water you shouldn't have to pay for emptying the whole sea! It was rediculous  expensive..

After getting back to the hotel which was situated only 20 km from the golf we had had so much fresh air that it was time for a nap, well not for all of us - well actually only for one guy. The rest of us just went for a quick shower and met up in the bar where we solved at lot of our missed strokes during the day with cold beers.

 

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sarahelaine says:
Well done on the feature! Went to Pals on, oh, I think my second ever foreign holiday when I was about 13. :) I do remember liking it, but if we're honest, my clearest memories are of the Very Good Looking Waiter in the campsite cafe. The joys of being 13!
Posted on: Nov 22, 2011
Chokk says:
Thank you Kora :D
Posted on: Nov 21, 2011
Koralifix says:
Congrats on today's featured travel blog, Christian! Nice job!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2011
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Inside the little church
Inside the little church
Nice streets - empty
Nice streets - empty
Leaving the parking
Leaving the parking
Details on a house
Details on a house
Going up hill
Going up hill
Street light in a cool way
Street light in a cool way
Marc and Manu heading for the city…
Marc and Manu heading for the cit…
All neat and nice
All neat and nice
Nice view
Nice view
Narrow streets
Narrow streets
Still going uphill
Still going uphill
Another closed bar
Another closed bar
Streets waiting for tourists
Streets waiting for tourists
Almost at the top
Almost at the top
Lovely houses
Lovely houses
Close to a peak
Close to a peak
Reaching the church on the hill
Reaching the church on the hill
Inside the church in Pals
Inside the church in Pals
Inside the church in Pals
Inside the church in Pals
Inside the church in Pals
Inside the church in Pals
Back at the parking
Back at the parking
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