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Peratallada

The first installment of the photo recap of our summer trip to Spain arrives in double-quick time. I will try to cover every distinct location that I have taken pictures at in more or less chronological order. Which brings us to Peratallada.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
Peratallada is among the most picturesque villages in the proximity of Costa Brava, with plenty of beautiful old stone buildings and passageways. It is small enough, so that you can cover all of its ground in about an hour. Or you can go slow, and linger at each corner. There will be a photographic opportunity at every turn.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
Carrer de la Roca retains ruts made by carts’ wheels in the times past.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
I could not help myself and took another picture from a lower perspective.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
There is a number of good restaurants in Peratallada. Here is the “wating area” in front of one of our favorites.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
Shops, conversely, are not too numerous in the village, which partially accounts for the fact that it never feels overrun with tourists. Nonetheless, a number of nice artisan galleries display their wares along the streets.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
Doors and windows are all conversation-starters all by themselves. For instance, this door has two knockers. If you were calling on the man of the house, you would use the elaborate claw on the left. For the lady of the house, you would use a simpler one on the right.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
Nah, I just made that up. But it made you think, why two knockers, right?

Streetlamps by themselves are probably nothing special, but against the backdrop of old walls they truly convey the intimacy of medieval fortified villages.
 

Peratallada, Catalonia, Spain

 
If you are ever on Costa Brava or generally in the vicinity of Girona, come to Peratallada and see for yourselves.

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