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Vila Vella (Old Town), Tossa de Mar

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The only example of a fortified medieval town still standing on the Catalan coast, Vila Vella (Old Town) is full of narrow, cobbled streets. Inside its stone walls, discover a medieval hospital, remnants of a Romanesque church, a Gothic church, and the municipal museum. Walk up to its highest point, where the lighthouse stands, and appreciate the broad views of the town and coast. A steep climb up is required to reach the site on foot, or you can take the small tourist train up to the top. Enjoy Catalan food in one of the many cafes and restaurants. Make Vila Vella (Old Town) part of your personalized Tossa de Mar itinerary using our Tossa de Mar itinerary planner.
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  • Super nice tour of this ancient walled city, a thing not to be missed when we go there.
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  • A wonderful place for tourists, and "poor-poor" inhabitants of fortress walking here, we didn't even realized that "medieval buildings are ordinary people))), they have become accustomed to such a hectic life when day and night around the houses prohazhivajutsja bewildered passers-by. Pretty place. A walk worthwhile. With wonderful views of the fortress walls. In summer it is better to do in the evening, when the heat subsides. Great fun on a hot day it may be a visit to the local Museum, where you can see canvases by Marc Chagall, who loved this cute town called Tossa de Mar "blue heaven" and "sea flower". In the fortress you can and sit in cafes, and buy local souvenirs. Local ceramics is very nice. Tossa-lovely! Pleasant travel!
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  • Beautiful old fortress. At the top of the current lighthouse. Unrealistic views of the cliffs and coves with clear water blue.
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