Old Town

Address:Passeig Mar, 1. 17320 Tossa de Mar
Price: free of charge

The walled Vila Vella (Old City) was started in 1186 and rebuilt in 1387.The main entrance is through the Torre de les Hores, a fortified gateway with a plaque commemorating the town charter granted by Abbot Ramon de Berga. Staircases nearby give access to walkable sections of the ramparts.A network of tiny streets, lined with whitewashed houses, snakes uphill from the Torre de les Hores to a squat nineteenth-century lighthouse on the pine-clad summit of the headland.A path leads down to Platja Gran past a statue of Ava Gardner, who visited Tossa on a film-shoot in 1950, and the remains of a medieval church.Views of the bay from the ruined walls of the church are spectacular. A narrow path leads from the Vila Vella down to Platja Es Codolar, a tiny, sheltered cove with room for sunbathing between fishing boats pulled up onto the beach.

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Far de Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar Old City

Ava Gardner sculpture, in Tossa Old City

Nocturna de la Vila Vella de Tossa de Mar

Murallas de Tossa de Mar, Costa Brava

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