Vila Vella (Old Town), Tossa de Mar

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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  • August 20, 2017
    Old town adjacent to the Castle and the lighthouse of tossa with its small cobblestone streets. Many shops and restaurants with very affordable prices. What makes the charm of the city
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  • August 19, 2017
    Worth a stroll through the old streets of Tossa! The old fortress and all the surrounding streets just to impress. Especially if slightly deviate from the Center and walk alone, occasionally encountering only locals.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This site is annexed to the tossa castllo, is a small, medieval picturesque i well had, in which s can access a beautiful Cove.
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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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