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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  • 3 weeks in August 2017; We were 9, housed in the old city. A beautiful walk. a small lively town. We are regulars at the Costa Brava and it is one of our top destinations.
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  • When you walk down those streets, is a trip to the past, a past that is conserved with charm. Unlike Castle or Church (loaded with pro-independence symbols that dishonors its splashing political charm), the village is free and clear of all political symbol, which has an apolitical, non-aggressive charm to the different views and very nice.
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  • Steep streets, with bars, restaurants and souvenir shops which in winter are closed, winter light and quiet in a town from another era. Advisable to wander through the streets
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