If the stones could speak..

As you walk through the streets of the village of Pals, in northeastern Catalonia, you may admire the churches, chapells, walls and fortifications of this medieval town, just as any other tourist.

But if you pay attention to other small details which are not so clearly explained (in 4 languages) on the numerous posters, you may like to imagine how the life of those ancient catalans was. You see several wells inside the perimeter ofthe walls, closed areas inside the houses´used to keep the lifestock during the night safe from bandits and roaming hostile (or not even hostile) troops, you would recall to your mind those scared villagers looking down from the height of the walls watching the approaching enemy and wondering if they would survive this time.

How much happiness and suffering may those stones have seen..

But this little details are not commercially interesting for the Stock Photo business and therefore the images you see below are the typical postcard pics, that´s the way things are!

Pals medieval village main square

Main gate to the antique Pals and ancient market square, allowance given by the King Jaume II in 1293


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Saint Peter´s Church Pals medieval village

Church of Saint Peter, for the first time mentioned in the XI century


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Pals medieval village entrance gate

Main gate to the historic Pals


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Pals medieval village

Streets of the historic Pals


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The medieval Catalonia

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The medieval complex at the town of Pals in northeastern Catalonia shows heavy defensive infrastructure thought to protect it´s inhabitants from pirates coming from the sea and other enemies threatening their lives from land.

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The Costa Brava (Dangerous coast) of northeastern Catalonia used to suffer frequent attacks from pirates coming from the mediterranean sea, many of the traditional “Masies” (farmershouses) have a defensive tower which offered ultimate protection when the situation was desperate.

Montfalcò Enmurallat

European medieval heritage

The walled medieval city of Montfalcò in northeast Catalonia


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European medieval heritage
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