Formigues Islands

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Formigues Islands (literally "ants islands" labeled as such by their numbers and how small they are) are part of the beautiful seascape of much of the central Costa Brava since, located just under a mile from the coast between Calella de Palafrugell and Palamos villages, are visible from many nearby beaches and coves. They are formed by sixteen small islands with a very interesting seabed that can reach 45 meters deep. On August 28, 1285 these islands were the scene of the most decisive naval battle in the history of Catalonia as troops of Admiral Roger de Llúria managed to beat the French King Philip III, Pope of Rome ally, in a crusade against the Catalans for a struggle about the throne of Sicily dynastic rights.

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El 1285 va tenir lloc la Batalla de les Illes Formigues

Formigues Islands, in front of Palamós and Calella coast, Costa Brava

Embarcacions prop de les Illes Formigues, Calella de Palafrugell

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