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C/ Raval n. 5  -  17256 - Pals

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Rice paddies

Rice paddies

You and I and the life cycle of rice paddies: fields ploughed in winter, fields flooded like a mirror in spring, fields like green jewels in summer and harvest time in the autumn.

You and I holding hands in the old town of Pals.

You and I holding hands in the old town of Pals.

Beyond Pals all is sea and noise;

but here there is silence,

a silence that is called by sonorous names.

Peratallada, Gualta, Fontanilles

and above all Fonclara.

 

By the fields of stubble

we have hunted down the afternoon in the car

of a yellow that shines brighter

than the wheat tied in round sheaves.

Returning to the farmhouse, in the calm of the evening,

I will explain the secrets that I have discovered,

astutely, in the eyes of the tourists.

 

MIQUEL MARTÍ I POL

At the tops of the hills and ravines where the water emerges

on living rock, the villages were built there

and there they were castellated with encircling walls

defended by towers, their feudal lords.

Still one can contemplate the showy remains

Like jewels kept in the town of Pals.

 

JOSEP BARCELÓ MATAS

All rooms include

- Free wifi and fibre-optic internet

- Double bed of the highest quality

- Toilet and shower

- Bed linen and towels of the finest quality

- Desk

- Hair dryer

- Air conditioning / heating

- Natural and organic complementary toiletries in the bathroom

- EU/US/UK/AU electrical adapter

- Safe deposit box

Rice paddies room is inspired by...

The agriculture of Pals

Rice paddies room, the rice of Pals, is an age-old crop with its own character which, over time, has become worthy of an honour in itself and which has created a surprising and unique landscape in the region. Over many years, these rooms housed seasonal workers who came to plant and harvest the rice. In addition, this house was the first, and only, inn with a license in the municipality for many years.


The classical Greek philosophers used the term 'arkhé' to refer to the first and constituting element of all things. The search for this universal origin was the great obsession of these first philosophers. 'Arkhé' is therefore the foundation of everything and is the element that continues to be part of everything despite change. This term brings together all these meanings, since it is simultaneously the principle, the guiding rule and the foundation that makes all presence and existence possible.