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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 attractions into our Tossa de Mar trip builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
Tours to Vila Vella (Old Town)
Costa Brava 8-hour Trip from Barcelona BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $63
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Vila Vella (Old Town) Reviews
Binnen de historische muren van het Castillo bevindt zich een mooi gerestaureerd oud dorpje, vol smalle straatjes en trappen. Beneden bij het pleintje, de waterput en de toegangspoort zijn wat restaur... more »Within the historic walls of the Castillo there is a nicely restored old village, full of narrow streets and stairs. Downstairs at the square, the well and the entrance gate are some restaurants. In the late season do good, in high season probably super crowded.
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 bui... more »
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