Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar

The first inhabitants arrived in Tossa de Mar during the Neolithic, as evidenced by the results of archaeological excavations in the area.

Around the first Millennium BC in Tossa de Mar arose Iberian settlement, and the Romans appeared here in the first century BC.

After the collapse of the Roman Empire Tossa De Mar became part of the Kingdom is ready, later, in the 8th century, the town was occupied by the Arabs from the 12th century, Tossa de Mar became part of the Duchy of Barcelona.

Today, the most attractive part of the city for tourists is the old town – the Vila Vella, which is surrounded by medieval walls, built for protection against the raids of North African pirates.

Vila Vella is situated at an altitude of 70 meters above sea level, and its walls offer stunning views of the sea below. Today, most buildings in the old town of Tossa de Mar are under state protection.

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In the old town can be reached through two gates. Building walls around Tossa de Mar dates back to the 12th century, although in later periods the walls and the towers repeatedly upgraded.

The most popular building is the old town, near which most often love photosgraphisofts guests of the city – the famous Gothic Church ruins’esglesia de Sant Vicenc, which was built in the 15th century, and destroyed due to the explosion in the 19th century. Later, the residents dismantled part of the Church to build their houses. From the Church leaving only the tower with the sculpture of the patron Saint of the city.

In the Gothic building of the Casa del Governador, which was built in the 15th century, is the city municipal Museum, opening in 1935. This is the first Museum dedicated to contemporary art Museum of Catalonia. The Museum also exhibits artifacts of the Neolithic age, antiquity and the middle ages.

Tourist information

Tossa de Mar has a regular bus service to Barcelona and Lloret de Mar. Through Torrevieja town can be reached in Blanes. The city has a rental car and some free Parking near the city center.

As in other cities of Catalonia, shops in Tossa de Mar, close for Siesta between 13:30 and 16:30.

Shopping in Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is a small town. There are no large shops, such as Il Corte Ingles. Basically the city sold the goods necessary for recreation, Souvenirs and ceramics. In addition, on weekends in Tossa arrange a good market where you can purchase a sample of Spanish sausages and cured meats. This market is satisfied, on the street Rambla Pau Casalas – the main tourist Boulevard of the city.

The beaches in Tossa de Mar

In Tossa de Mar’s beautiful beach. The city beach sand, sometimes small pebbles. On each side of the beach has toilets. For those too lazy to go to the beach there are tourist trains, one of which runs between the beach and castle of Tossa de Mar. One of the best entertainment on the beach of Tossa de Mar is a boat with transparent bottom. The water in the area of Tossa de Mar is transparent, so the boat trip will allow you to see the local sea life.

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