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Vila Vella (Old Town)

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Vila Vella (Old Town)

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Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch
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Costa Brava Small Group Tour from Barcelona with Traditional Lunch

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Costa Brava is known for its pine-fringed cliffs and rocky headlands. Get there from Barcelona by air-conditioned minivan and spend a relaxing day exploring with a small group of travelers. Stop at Blanes with the option to visit the Marimurtra Botanical Garden or a secluded cove; have free time to shop in Tossa de Mar; and savor a traditional restaurant lunch (included.
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velagato wrote a review Aug 2020
Girona, Spain303 contributions73 helpful votes
Very atmospheric. Several cute shops and restaurants. Great views. It’s nice to have a little history to go with your beach.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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EastYorkshireFamily wrote a review Aug 2020
Beverley, United Kingdom376 contributions134 helpful votes
We've spent so many holidays in the south of France, in fact right across France over the years. This year we should've been in Florida, but Covid killed that plan off. So we set about driving south through France, and eventually into Spain. I'd been to Spain as a child in the 70's, and memories of prison cell like hotels pretty much lead me to never ever want to visit Spain again as an adult. Yet here in the Costa Brava, we were really surprised by all the places we visited. Here in Tossa De Mar, we just turned up in the car, driving from our hotel in Girona, knowing nothing about the place. The old town was a really pleasant surprise. Our preconceptions of 1970's high rise hotels were soon blown away. What an ignoramus you cry, and you may well be right. Walking through the old town to get to see the Ava Gardner statue was despite the heat, a lovely experience. The cobbled streets, the secluded bays, the views, the castellated walls... fantastic. We still know nothing about the history of Tossa De Mar, well except that Ava Gardner made a movie there in the 50's, but I'd go back if we had the chance. Anyway I'll leave it there, if like me you thought Tossa was just a 1970's resort, think again, there's a lot more to it. Thanks for reading.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Philip L wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom26 contributions14 helpful votes
Well preserved old town is a free centre 24 hour museum. It is on a peninsula so you have sea on 3 sides with marvellous views
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Date of experience: March 2020
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margareth700 wrote a review Jan 2020
Holmfirth, United Kingdom929 contributions496 helpful votes
The quaint narrow cobbled streets of the old town which lead to the castle area are full of quaint houses, cafés, restaurants and little boutiques. It is a pleasant stroll to the start of the walk to the castle then one or two steep rises which level out and you’ll find some terrific views from the walls as you go along. The little tourist train will take you round but by walking you get the best photo opportunities.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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George S wrote a review Nov 2019
Carlsbad, California547 contributions415 helpful votes
Tossa de Mar is located on the coast of Costa Brava about 110km north of Barcelona. It has been populated since 1st century. In the 12th century the medieval town was walled off and the castle was built on it's high point. The Old Town is the only fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast. It includes stone walls,4 turrets and 3 cylindrical towers with parapets.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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