Small but mighty - Palau Saverdera, a charming spot surrounded by green highland and guarded by the beautiful pyrenees, is almost as interesting as some of the bigger coastal towns of the Costa Brava. You can gaze at an old olive squeezer and the balcony of Empordá, a memorial for the victims of the civil war, at the entrance of the village, besides Palau is the proud owner of a museum. Anyway the centerpiece of the mountain village is the spring of Dalt: a drinking water fountain, whichs spends crystal clear water to inhabitants and visitors.
But there are not only cultural treasures waiting to be discovered, the view of the mountain idyll and the ocean, which is only 15 minutes away, is just as well spectacular. The walls of the old stone houses are overgrown by blooming roses, people sit on their wrought - iron balconys and enjoy the scenery, regional delicacys are served in the shady gardens of the restaurants. Only the monumental church and the orotund town hall are contrary to the simple classiness of the old houses and narrow streets.
Nothing forces you to leave this place - apart of a school, a bank, a hairdresser and a hotel are also several corner shops, a butchery and a pharmacy in Palau - Saverdera.