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Pals - Església de Sant Pere (944) barrege de diversos estils, romànic, gòtic i barroc

Pals is a medieval town in Catalonia, northern Spain a few kilometres from the sea in the heart of the Bay of Emporda on the Costa Brava.

Pals has a historic centre on a hill surrounded by plains with a medieval Romanesque tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries, known as the Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours).


The Gothic Quarter of the town has been substantially restored and there are cobbled streets interrupted by semicircular arches, façades with pointed arched windows and stone balconies. The town wall contains four square towers which date from the 4th century. The Josep Pla viewpoint (from which can be seen the fields of Empordà and the Medes Islands), the Plaça Major, the tombs in the Carrer Major and the church of Sant Pere are other features of the town. There is an Archaeology Museum.


Some historians such as catalan Jordi Bilbeny among others, argue that Christopher Columbus on his first trip, he left Palos de la Frontera, says the official story, but the old port of posts today disappeared. In 1492 the Pals had a major seaport that could even fit an issue as important as the discovery of the New World.


According Bilbeny, the town of Pals became, thanks to the censors of the crown, the Palos de Huelva. The town of Pals de l'Emporda is well documented since ancient times as a royal town and major port. Similarly, this researcher, relates the Pinzon brothers with Pinçon the village of Pals, according to a letter of Directors of Barcelona were corsairs attacked and Barcelona in 1479.


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Taken on January 7, 2012