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Vila Vella (Old Town)

Tossa de Mar, Spain
+34 972 34 01 00
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This National Monument is the only surviving walled city on the Catalan coast.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old town” (288 reviews)
“cobbled streets” (44 reviews)
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Tossa de Mar, Spain
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+34 972 34 01 00
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"old town"
in 288 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 44 reviews
"bars and restaurants"
in 24 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 35 reviews
"costa brava"
in 40 reviews
"beautiful place"
in 25 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 22 reviews
"tapas"
in 14 reviews
"tourist train"
in 10 reviews
"ava gardner"
in 16 reviews
"amazing views"
in 18 reviews
"castle walls"
in 16 reviews
"vila"
in 73 reviews
"lighthouse"
in 63 reviews
"beach"
in 73 reviews
"spain"
in 35 reviews
"stroll"
in 29 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

Old fashioned, dated but a purely historical Spanish area. Architecture is quite old but helps keep the streets cooler.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to visit. The buildings offers lots of details. Breathtaking views from the castle. Nearby restaurants just outside the wall.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

Easy access by train, albeit a bit fiddly. Take the Blanes train to Lloret de mar, then outside the station there is a bus every half hour (through the windy hills) to Tossa de Mar. A most amazing town to wander through the streets of...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

So well kept and magical. Worth a visit. cobbled streets, lovely views, history, the sea... you have it at all

Thank sandra d
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Tossa has a completely different meaning in our vernacular ! But what a lovely little town it is ? The town today resembles the 14th Century but dates way further back into antiquity ! It was a lovely find after a TA review sparked my...More

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

We visited in mid-November from the US and did not understand that the ENTIRE town closes for the winter. We knew we would not be sitting on a warm beach, but we also found that EVERYTHING is closed, boarded up and deserted. There was not...More

1  Thank Christine L
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The walled city is extremely pretty with lovely views over the bay and the town. If you don’t feel like walking the tourist train runs regularly until nighttime

Thank LornaVernon
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

You can spend a few hours just walking around and enjoying the old town in the sunshine The walk to the light house gives amazing views of the town and coast

Thank paul d
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Surrounded by the city walls, the old town leads down from the Castle and takes you back in time with its narrow, winding cobbled streets and stone houses. The walls are interspersed with towers and gates and are very well preserved. The streets offer great...More

1  Thank TAIN2013
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Is a nice village by the see, mediterranean stile, old town is really atractive for anybody who s temps there. The streets are full of restaurants and small shops, that offer you anything.

Thank Jordi P
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Do you mean a child's buggy when you say 'pushchair'? If so - parts of it are accessible if it's an all terrain buggy - I did see someone with a buggy the day we were there. However, quite a lot of it wouldn't be suitable... More
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Response from PaulNock | Reviewed this property |
Depends...coast road fabulous but takes a lot longer....autoroute probably one hour but to be honest there is a lot of great stuff much closer , both in Spain and France.Collioure and Cadeques absolute musts for a... More
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