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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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  • It was a charming little town to stroll along after a hiking trip. Very suitable for family with small children as well.  more »
  • Just enjoy walking around in the little street . You will find nice architecture and little shops. The way to the castle passes through the old town  more »
  • A really charming town a lovely place to stay and explore the surrounding area, don't miss the old church and the castle  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit with good cafes, bars and restaurants in the area. Some fantastic sea views too. Be mindful of the hills, particularly if travelling with kids as they may find it tough. Buggies should be left at home if possible too.
  • Not at all like a museum but a small community with bars, restaurants, shops and residential accommodation. Great location with a lot's of history, good views out to sea and out over the town. It has a small museum opening in the week, with a small entry fee. You can walk round on top of the fortified wall. There's a small land train that runs from the town to the light house and restaurant, at the top of the fortified village.
  • Beautiful structure. Really worth the visit
  • Beautiful, when you reach the top you won't regret it!
  • Absolutely stunning place, well worth a visit

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