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Things To Do In The Medieval Village Tossa de Mar

Things To Do In The Medieval Village Tossa de Mar

If we recently talked about Sitges as one of the cities of the Costa Daurada, in today’s article we want to talk about another of the most beautiful towns in Catalonia. In this case, we will comment on one of the most charming places on the Costa Brava such as Tossa de Mar. Therefore, if you want to know what to do in Tossa Mar, where to eat or which is the best Tossa de Mar beach, we recommend that you continue reading this article. 

Day trip to Tossa de Mar from Barcelona: The essentials

Spending a day in Tossa de Mar can be a perfect plan practically at any time of the year. Surely, when you get to the promenade, what will surprise you the most is the medieval castle as it is undoubtedly, one of the essential elements to see in Tossa de Mar. 

Currently, although it is known as Castillo de Tossa, we can say that technically it is not a castle but a walled old town enclosure. Still, you can’t miss it and climb to the top to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of Tossa. The castle was built in the 12th century and as we said, only the walls and some towers remain of the castle. 


We could say that the Tossa lighthouse is another of the obligatory stops and it is that it is located in one of the highest parts of the wall. In addition, in front of the lighthouse, you will find a spectacular terrace located on the cliff so you can enjoy the views of the sea while enjoying your favourite drink. 


The SaRoqueta neighbourhood in Tossa de Mar is another of the places that you cannot miss if you want to discover and enjoy one of the most beautiful medieval towns. Specifically, Sa Roqueta, in addition to being a medieval town, is also a traditional fishing district so its charm is even greater. Without a doubt, one of the best plans you can do in this small place is to walk its cobbled streets and lose yourself in the narrow streets of white houses.

Vila Vella: the fortified medieval town

Tossa de Mar old town

Like many other coastal towns, Tossa de Mar also stands out for having one of the most beautiful old towns. Therefore, visiting it and walking through its streets should be an almost mandatory activity. 

Specifically, the old town is known as Vila Vella a stunning medieval castle and it is surrounded by the old wall that still preserves this place. Without a doubt, strolling through its stone streets, reaching viewpoints and strolling among beautiful houses full of plants, is one of the best plans you can do. 

Beaches in Tossa de Mar: the most beautiful coves in Costa Brava

tossa de mar beach

If, in addition to enjoying a great walk through one of the most beautiful areas of Tossa, you also want to enjoy a great day at the beach, we will comment below on some of the most beautiful coves that you can find on this Catalan coast.

Cala es Codolar

The first one we want to comment on is Cala es Codolar. This is located in Vila Vella and is possibly one of the most beautiful beaches that you can find in Tossa de Mar. With the wall and the castle towers behind, this beach is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places. Despite being a small beach, you can enjoy a great day and go snorkelling. 

In addition, from this beach, you can also start the coastal path of the Cards through which you can enjoy more viewpoints, forests and cliffs. 

La Mar Menuda

The next beach that we want to highlight is the Mar Menuda beach. This is one of the corners that you must visit since it is considered one of the best beaches in Tossa. It is a beach that is usually very frequented by families and people who love to snorkel or dive between the rocky walls. 

Platja Gran 

The last beach we want to mention is the one known as Platja Gran. This is possibly one of the largest beaches and therefore, it is also one of the most frequented since it is perfect to enjoy a day at the beach with friends and family. 


Where to eat: Best Tossa de Mar restaurants 

Tossa de Mar not only stands out for being one of the most beautiful towns on the Costa Brava but also for offering one of the best gastronomic options, and how could it be otherwise, then we will comment on some of the best restaurants.

Restaurant Castell Vell

The first restaurant that we want to highlight is the one known as Restaurant Castell Vell. This one is located in the old part of the city and while you enjoy one of Tossa de Mar’s paellas, you will also be able to enjoy one of the best panoramic views of Tossa de Mar. You will be able to enjoy high-quality dishes where it is fused traditional cuisine with contemporary. 

Can Sophia

Another of the best restaurants is Can Shopia. This is considered to be incredible in all aspects and is located in the old town of Tossa de Mar. It is a place that stands out for its design, for being an elegant space but above all for offering the best tapas in the whole city. To achieve this, fresh local products are used and cooked in a contemporary style. 


Tossa de Mar by boat: sail around and discover one of the jewels of Costa Brava

If you want to enjoy Tossa de Mar in a different way, you can always do it by boat and enjoy some of the best jewels on the Costa de Brava. Currently, there are numerous companies and excursions already planned that allow you to enjoy a great experience. 

If you want to visit Tossa de Mar by boat, you will be able to access and enjoy great landscapes that would surely be impossible to access in any other way. If you want to know more about the most stunning calas by boat nearby don’t forget to visit our article: 5 Dreamy Beaches to Sailing Yacht in Costa Brava

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