Tossa Old Town

Price guide: Free

Calle Roig Soler, Tossa De Mar, Griona, 17320

Price guide: Free

Tossa Old Town
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By Eddi Fiegel, your Tossa de Mar expert

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#3 of 4
expert-rated things to do in Tossa de Mar
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Singles, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing

Expert review of Tossa Old Town

Medieval walled town and tower with fabulous views over the bay at Tossa and surrounding coast.

To my mind what really gives Tossa a different feel from many of the other resorts along this stretch of the coast is its old town. It’s the only medieval walled town on the Catalan coast and the turreted tower – the Torre de les Hores which marks the entrance to the area and ramparts instantly mark out the Tossa skyline. Once through the tower gateway, it’s a steep old climb up the winding, cobbled main drag to the top but you’ll pass plenty of restaurants and bars along the way if you want a break. (Please see Tossa de Mar caf├ęs and restaurants for my expert reviews.) The views from the top are spectacular and you also get a statue of Tossa’s most famous visitor Ava Gardner (who made a film here in 1950) thrown in for good measure. Two footpaths lead down from the top to Tossa’s main beach – the Platja Gran or to Es Codolar, a lovely sheltered little cove with fishing boats.

More information on Tossa Old Town:

Price guide:
Castle / palace, Historic site, Neighbourhood / street
Calle Roig Soler, Tossa De Mar, Griona, 17320
Months open:
All year round

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