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 Gothic church that appear to have been built upon an earlier Romanesque 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. Put Vila Vella (Old Town) and other Tossa de Mar trip builder attractions into our {2}, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Tossa de Mar is located on the coast of Costa Brava about 110km north of Barcelona. It has been populated since 1st century. In the 12th century the medieval town was walled off and the castle was...  more »
  • We visited Tossa de Mar during a stay in the Costa Brava. We travelled there on the ferry from Lloret de Mar which was a good way to travel. It is possible to walk along the coastal path from Lloret.....  more »
  • Beautiful medieval old town with splendid sea views and narrow streets is surely worth visiting. Free entrance. We enjoyed walking, taking photos, checking out small artisan shops.  more »
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