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Skyline of Peralada
Flag of Peralada
Coat of arms of Peralada
Coat of arms
Peralada is located in Catalonia
Location of Peralada in Catalonia
Country Spain
Region Catalonia
Province Girona
Comarca Alt Empordà
 • Total 43.61 km2 (16.84 sq mi)
Elevation 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,805
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Peraladenc
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Peralada (Catalan pronunciation: ) is a village in province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain. It was the home of the Frankish Counts of Peralada who controlled this portion of the Marca Hispanica before becoming part of the lands held by the Count of Barcelona.

Figueres is 6.5 km to the west, Roses 13.6 km to the south east. The N-260 to the south connects Figueres with Portbou and the French border.

The local economy is based on tourism and winemaking.

Main sights

  • The castle, restored in the 19th century in French style.
  • Parish church of St. Martin (18th century). Of the previous medieval edifice, the bell tower has survived.
  • Convent of St. Dominic (11th century). The church interior has capitals with biblical, flower and geometrical themes.
  • Church of Santa Eulàlia (15th century)
  • Convent del Carme (1293), with a Gothic cloister from the 14th century


External links

  • Spanish Tourism Board Official Website in English
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