What to visit
Little Train Route
1. BOTANICAL GARDEN OF CAP ROIG
Jardins de Cap Roig were created by the Woevodsky marriage in 1927. It is a beautiful space, located in the middle of the Costa Brava, which combines botany, history, landscape and art. There are more than 1000 plant species from all regions with Mediterranean climate. One of the most emblematic symbols of this space is the castle, that it was built with the ferruginous stone of this region. The gardens are also the scenario of the main music festival of la Costa Brava: Cap Roig Festival.
Nowadays, there is a new program of guided tours with 5 different itineraries, adapted to public, elderly people, families and schoolchildren. The aim in all the activities is to value our plant heritage, promoting its knowledge, conservation and respect. Moreover, the visitors will discover the history of Jardins de Cap Roig, as well as the characteristics of the landscape where it was built.
2. MONUMENTAL SET OF SAINT SEBASTIAN
The Sant Sebastià de la Guarda Monumental Complex bears witness to the occupation of a privileged place for at least 2,600 years. Here we can visit an indicated Iberian site (6th to 1st centuries b.C), the 15th century watchtower (Cultural Good of National Interest), the Hermitage and hostel from the 18th century and a 19th-century lighthouse; all on the top of a mountain with cliffs dropping into the sea and one of the best panoramic views of the Costa Brava.
3. MARKETS IN PALAFRUGELL
- Daily: From Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, in the center of the village we find the daily market of Palafrugell, formed by the daily market of fruits, vegetables, the market covered with meat and the market covered with fish in the section of Pi street and Margall, next to Plaça Nova (near the church).
- Weekly: Palafrugell is well-known as the town of the region with most commercial activity on Sunday mornings. From eight o’clock in the morning, the market stalls start to open in carrer Pi i Margall and spread along the neighboring streets filling the town with fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cloths, shoes, toys, kitchen utensils and much more.