In Peratallada we can find, in the most unexpected spots, comfortable bars and restaurants, hotels, antique shops, artisan workshops, art galleries and that pleasant and cosy atmosphere which is everywhere and captivates the visitor from the first moment he sets foot its streets.
One of the great attractions of Peratallada lies in having preserved its rural character, faithfully keeping its architectural and urbanistic origins and, at the same time, offering the visitor an attractive selection of artisan work and gastronomy which, with supreme quality, emanates from the deepest roots which have given this unique character to L’Emporda.
The town still has its medieval urban layout, from the Placa Major (Main Square), with its unusual arches, to the section of narrow streets where we can find an attractive complex of popular architecture. All this architecture's elements will enjoy your walking all the time.
Plaza del Oli, 2, Peratallada, 17113, Spain
Good for: Solo
Unfortunately I forgot its title, but this restaurant is in the centre of Peratallada, not far from the Placa Major. The tastiest paella with fish I ate there.
Favorite Dish: Don’t miss to try traditional Catalonian white bred with tomatoes.
As in many small towns in Peratallada you will find small shops with a huge numerous of ceramics. Just go inside and choose what you like the best. So many variants of decorative dishes!
What to buy: I advice you to buy ceramics as decorative elements for your house or flat.
What to pay: Prices started from 3 EUR per a small ceramical pot.
In the main square (Placa Major) of Peratallada is a marketplace since ancient times. Nowadays it is possible to buy or sell goods every weekend. Local people from Pals and nearest towns go there at 16.00 and market starts.
Peratallada is a rural village part of the municipality of Forallac, in the county of Baix Empordà, in the inland of the Costa Brava.
Its name origin is from pedra tallada, meaning in old Catalan 'carved stone'. Most of the buildings are built from stone carved from the moat which still encircles the north and west parts of this fortified medieval village. The Castle of Peratallada is the main structure in the center of the town, with its highest point, the Homage tower. The castle has been documented as early as 1065 AD and it was restored as a luxury hotel in the 1960s. Nowadays the castle, privately-own, is closed.
The 13th century Romanesque church dedicated to Sant Esteve (Saint Stephen) is outside the fortified walls.
Peratallada is known for its old stone buildings and rutted stone streets and passageways and its numerous restaurants.
There is a medieval festival in the fall, the first weekend of October.
The village is worth a visit. Avoid August, Easter and 11th September weekends if you don't like crowds and note than in January, part bof February most restaurants are closed.