There are those who have not yet heard of Peratallada, a medieval village in the province of Girona that for its beauty and charm has begun to arouse the interest of hundreds of tourists who visit each year the autonomous community of Catalonia.

With just over 100 inhabitants, this small town on the Costa Brava of Spain looks imposing. It has a very well preserved historic centre (better than other towns in the region), consisting mainly of old fortifications, for which it has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site.

Peratallada is one of those destinations that owe nothing to anyone.

Peratallada's street

Walking its streets, getting to know its history and learning about its cultural heritage is one of the best life experiences you will have in years. That is why we invite you to a tour of every corner of this village in the municipality of Forallac and enjoy monuments such as Peratallada Castle or Sant Esteves Church.

What to do in Peratallada?

People in the Peratallada street

You will have plenty of time to visit Peratallada. It is such a small town that you can explore it in just one day. However, we will tell you what to see and do in this place whose fortifications were carved on a large stone. And hence its name “Peratallada”.

Church of Sant Esteves in Peratallada

It is one of the most iconic monuments of the region. Of simple construction, this church looks beautiful and imposing, although its interior is much smaller than it seems. Its Romanesque style makes it perfect for posing for a good photo. Sant Esteves Church is generally closed to the public, but you can request a guided tour at the tourist offices.

La Roca Street

Peratallada under the arc

It is one of the most interesting points, where you will also notice why the name of Peratallada. Everything, absolutely everything, in this street is made of the rock on which the village is built. Also in this street you will find the mother rock, so a trip to this place during your visit to Girona will leave you breathless.

Tower of the Hours

By the 13th and 14th centuries walls were being built around the castle. But they were never finished. And for the XVI and XVIII centuries the same walls were rebuilt. Nowadays, very few of them are still standing. But what you can see are some towers. One of them is the popular Torre de las Horas, which was, without more, the public clock of the town.

House covered by the ivy

Peratallada Castle

Peratallada Castle can be seen from the outside. But to contemplate even its façade is an incomparable experience. Accompanied by a guide, you will learn about the history of this place that has become one of the icons of the town. You can not fail to include it in your list of places to visit.

Voltes Square

Plaza de las Voltes is a neuralgic area in Peratallada. It is a lively place where locals go to spend time in good company. In addition, it has become a point of great tourist interest.

Where to eat in Peratallada?

Dish of rice with shrimps

Peratallada has a wide range of restaurants where you can taste high quality Catalan dishes. Good food, excellent seasoning and exquisite service. All this and more in our selection:

Nena Cove

It is a small restaurant with a varied menu, delicious dishes, good decoration and an unbeatable quality-price ratio. It is a place to eat delicious and repeat as many times as necessary. It has few tables, so reservations are recommended. It is located at Placa de los Voltes 11.

Restaurant Can B

Restaurant Can B offers a combination of dishes that you are sure to love. Prawns or monkfish stuffed eggs are a great option to please the palate. The service is excellent and the treatment, quite cordial. It is located in Placa Voltes, 13 – Baix Empodá.


The kitchen work is really amazing. The dishes are very well elaborated, but the personal decoration of each one of them is very striking. Try the rice with prawns and you will be fascinated. It offers good service, pleasant atmosphere and comfort zones. It is located at Major, 9.

Where to sleep in Peratallada?

Hotel Aatu

If you have planned a trip to Peratallada you have to know what is the best accommodation to sleep comfortably and quietly. Find out here which are the most recommended options for a safe and comfortable lodging:

Hotel Aatu

It is a rural hotel with beautiful gardens, outdoor swimming pools and quality services. Its rooms will allow you quiet nights to rest. It features free internet access, satellite TV and a seating area. The best thing is that from here you can start hiking or cycling routes.

The Cau de Papibou

Just 15 kilometres from the Spanish Costa Brava is one of the most recommended hotels in the area. Yes, it is El Cau de Papibou, a building located in Peratallada that offers spacious and comfortable rooms, free wifi, flat screen TV with satellite channels and other services that guarantee an excellent accommodation.

Can Coll Peratallada

It is one of the favorite places to stay for tourists. It has 4 bedrooms, kitchen, 1 bathroom with bidet and outdoor swimming pool. It has services such as free Internet service, TV with satellite channels, free private parking, among others.

How to get to Peratallada?

The arc of Peratallada

The time has come to go to Peratellada and here we will tell you the best way to travel if you leave from the city of Barcelona. If you travel by car, you will cover a distance of 129.4 kilometres, which you could complete in 1 hour and 30 minutes if you drive at a moderate speed. The fastest route to get to your destination is AP – 7.

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