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 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 attractions into our Tossa de Mar trip builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What a gorgeous place to get lost in in Tossa de Mar. As other comments say, the castle is extremely magical and very beautiful in its design and layout. The cobbled stone pathways give it an authentic Old-time feel, like you've been transported back in time to an age of horse-drawn carts and community living. There is a restaurant in the castle so you can enjoy the gorgeous panoramic views overlooking the sea, the beach and the town, which become even more splendid as the sun sets. Probably great for an evening with a loved one.
  • Beautiful spot .looks like a castle but it,s a walled city . From the beach you can see a restaurant , it looks amazing so we thought we would take a look . It was quite a let down on arrival .mostly pizza and quite honestly tasted better from Tesco . Anyway .....there,s a motorised train right up to the lighthouse and back for €5 . Well worth doing if only for the views ..
  • 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.
  • Great views great cocktails friendly staff. Paradise
  • The best part of anyway unforgettable Tossa de Mar. I am able to walk among many narrow streets hours and not thinking about time

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