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Where is the fortress of Tossa de Mar?

Where is the fortress of Tossa de Mar?

It was built as protection from enemies. Old town on a promontory near the South-Eastern tip of the Central Platja Gran beach, and is adjacent to the so-called new town of Tossa de Mar.

Why is Tossa de Mar popular?

Not to mention the impressive 12th century medieval castle or Vila Vella. Once an enclave of artists and intellectuals, Tossa became a popular holiday destination during the 1950s when it appeared in the film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman starring Eva Gardner and James Mason.

How do I get from Barcelona to Tossa de Mar?

First take the Aerobus from either T1 or T2 of Barcelona airport and then get off at Plaça de Catalunya in the city centre. At Plaça de Catalunya you need to catch the Metro: Arc de Triomf (Red Line, L1). Then go to the Estació Nord Bus Station where several buses leave to Tossa de Mar during the day.

When to book Castillo de Tossa de Mar tour?

We recommend booking Castillo de Tossa de Mar tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 5 Castillo de Tossa de Mar tours on Tripadvisor

What to do in Tossa de Mar Costa Brava?

The town centre is a bustling little area with market stalls and friendly bars. When you’re able to find the willpower to drag yourself away from the golden beaches, head for the centre of Tossa de Mar and enjoy the warm welcome of the locals. Whatever it is you like doing, this jewel of the Costa Brava will pretty much be able to satisfy you.

Is the old town of Tossa de Mar accessible?

It’s located within a relatively short drive of Girona and Barcelona airports so is easily accessible to travellers visiting this amazing area of Europe. The old town of Tossa de Mar is beautiful and has fantastic views over the coast. In 1931 it was declared a monument of artistic and historical value.

Why was the Tossa de Mar tower built?

Like numerous other towns and villages on the coast, Tossa built this tower in the 16th century, to protect from the regular raids of pirates. It’s made from stone and consists of two levels. To get to it go past the Villa Romana hotel, and continue along to the road meets a path in the woods, and then you need to head up the rocky slope.