Pals is a medieval town in Catalonia, northern Spain a few kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea in the heart of the Bay of the Empordà on the Costa Brava. The town has a historic center on a hill surrounded by plains with a medieval Romanesque tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries, known as the Torre de les Hores (Tower of the Hours). The Gothic Quarter of the town has been substantially restored and there are cobbled streets interrupted by semicircular arches, façades with pointed arched windows and stone balconies. The town wall contains four square towers which date from the 4th century. The Josep Pla viewpoint (from which the fields of Empordà and the Medes Islands can be seen), the Plaça Major, the tombs in the Carrer Major and the Romanesque church of Sant Pere are other features of the town.