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Vila Vella (Old Town)

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Address: , Tossa de Mar, Spain
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Description: This National Monument is the only surviving walled city on the Catalan...
This National Monument is the only surviving walled city on the Catalan coast.
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A wonderful medieval town

A beautiful town with friendly locals and wonderful little shops. The view from the castle top is not to be missed and a bus station in the town allows you to get around on your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful town with friendly locals and wonderful little shops. The view from the castle top is not to be missed and a bus station in the town allows you to get around on your own with bus lines and train stops

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived at Tossa and headed directly for the castle and discovered this authentic old town full of restaurants, shops and residents, and of course incredible views!

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Somerset, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Absolutely idyllic. While away a few hours, wandering around the old walled town, peering over the edge to the beautiful Mediterranean sea, or settle into one of the many restaurants for a really good meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The streets of Girona are absolutely stunning, I would recommend anyone to come and spend some time wandering around the streets.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The old town is really beautiful particularly in the evening, but watch out for bites, don't forget the bug spray.

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Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely stunning area. Lovely buildings, array of shops and restaurants, not a karaoke bar in sight yippee. Just a lovely area. Everyone very friendly, delicious ice-cream shops. There is a lovely restaurant right at the very top of the Vila Vella, the views are amazing. Obligatory photo opp with Eva. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Tiny, winding cobbled streets, inviting bars, cafes, restaurants, beautiful buildings. It's a taste of the past with the gastronomic options of the present. We found this a lovely area to meander around during the day, taking in the cool, relaxing atmosphere. In the evening it's lively and a fun, family friendly place to come.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Unless you struggle walking, a walk to the castle is a must do in Tossa. beautiful walks lined by tress and an amazing view over the bay from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Worth the climb in the heat to see this amazing town - There is a train that does the hard work for you if you are not able to make the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Take your time in wandering around these back streets. Head off the beaten track, you will not get lost and everywhere ends up back at the castle. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and not one pestering you to enter their premises.

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