Tossa de Mar or just Tossa is one of the most beautiful Mediterranean seaside resorts belonging to the province of Girona and is situated on the Costa Brava.
From the first minute Tossa fascinates with its beauty, tidiness and peaceful atmosphere. In this town wants to linger to fully enjoy it, once again leisurely stroll through the narrow streets of the historic centre and admire the sea views from the observation points of the resort.
In our view, Tossa de Mar, one of those places that represent the Costa Brava, with it, on the one hand, an attractive living energy, and on the other, regularity and diversity of nature.
Currently, Benidorm attracts tourists with beaches, framed by hills with dense vegetation, the old historical centre (medieval city-fortress Vila Vella) overlooking the city and picturesque streets of the city centre, along which the abundance of cafes, restaurants, shops and souvenir shops.
The beaches of Tossa de Mar
- the Central beaches of Tossa de Mar
Playa Grande (Playa Gran)
The Grand beach or just the beach of Tossa de Mar - the most Central and lively area of the city.
Playa Grande lies at the foot of a rocky hill, which is the most iconic landmark in Tossa's medieval old town surrounded by a fortified wall with watchtowers.
The Grand beach awarded "Blue flag".
On the beach of coarse sand of light color. Sea water is clean and clear.
In the high beach season on the beach has all the necessary infrastructure to enjoy the sun and the sea with total comfort.
Ray beach (Playa del Reig)
Unextended rocky beach bordering the Gran beach on its Eastern side.
Depending on the weather conditions on the beach is sand, and sometimes beach has only a rocky surface.
From the boardwalk to the beach are concrete steps. The seabed is characterized by the stones and rock formations.
Menuda beach (Playa de la Mar Menuda)
The second most popular, after the Central Platja Gran beach in Tossa de Mar.
Beach awarded "Blue flag".
On the East side of the beach has large rock formations between which there is a small Bay, known as the "women's bath", which, thanks to its shallow depth and calm waters, ideal for bathing children.
Near the beach Menuda is the only one in the centre of Tossa de Mar is a 4-star Golden Mar Menuda, with direct access to the beach.
Beach Codolar (Playa d'es Codolar)
Beach Codolar also known as the beach below the castle. It is a small beach Cove, flanked by rocky hills stretching into the sea water.
Beach is a short walk from the centre of Tossa de Mar, just below the old city wall.
- the beaches of the Western coast of Tossa de Mar
Bay Levado (Cala Llevado)
Little pebbly-rocky Bay, in which there are large boulders.
Bay Carlos (Cala d en Carlos)
A small sand and pebble Cove.
In the Bay there are urns, in season you can hire sun loungers and parasols, a café with refreshments and snacks, a shower and a toilet, as well as selected location for water sports.
Figuera Cove (Cala d'es Rajols)
Or Bay des Regals (Cala Figuera) - a small sandy Cove with no beach services.
Cala Figuera is surrounded by cliffs and coniferous vegetation, which makes it very picturesque.
On the beach are nudist.
Laurel beaches (Playas de Llorell)
Beaches Loreli consists of two beaches: Playa de Llevant (Llevant Playa de Llorell) and Gabri (Playa de Garbi de Llorell), separated by a small rocky area and together represent a single coastline.
On the large beaches of pale sand, sometimes mixed with pebbles, stroke are rare lumps and boulders, both on the beach and in the water.
In the high beach season on the beaches there is all the necessary infrastructure beach. In the East end of the Llevant beach is the diving center.
Plage de Porto PI (Playa de Porto Pi)
Beach framing belogorodsky beach with minimal beach infrastructure.
On the beach large light sand, sometimes mixed with pebbles, the quantum there are lumps and boulders, both on the beach and in the water.
The beach of Porto PI divided by rocky ledges extending into the sea on several small sections, between which is fitted the trail.
Morisca Cove (Cala Morisca)
A small rocky Bay, go down to where you can only walk.
This is the most remote part of the West coast of Tossa de Mar, located on the border of the towns of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar.
the beaches of the Eastern coast of Tossa de Mar
Bay Of Bona (Cala Bona)
Small Cove, well protected by a narrow rocky sleeves protruding in sea water.
In the Bay the rocky shore, rises almost close to marine waters. There is a narrow sandy area.
In the Bay: restaurants, cafes, boxes and shower for feet.
Bay Floor (Cala Pola)
A small Bay with light-coloured coarse sand, with both sides protected rocky shores, extending far into the sea water.
This Bay is considered as one of the most beautiful in those.
In the Bay: café-restaurant, garbage cans and sinks.
The beach is the Bay of Giverola (Playa Giverola)
Quite a large sand and pebble Bay is a beach that, during high beach season, represents a whole range of beach services.
The Bay is surrounded by rocky headlands, lush.
Bay Potager (Cala Futadera)
Small sand and rocky Cove, secluded situated in the rocky coast.
To the Bay and are accessible only on foot via a long staircase, located in the Western end of the Bay.
It is a Cove with no amenities, but very quiet.
Bay Salons (Cala Salions)
A small sandy Cove located near the homonymous Cape and in the same urbanization.
On the beach there are cafes, boxes and shower for feet.
Vallpresona beach (Playa de Vallpregona)
The most Eastern point of the coast of Tossa de Mar.
On the beach of large pebbles and stones, and infrastructure is lacking. Read more about beaches and coves of Tossa de Mar...
Interesting sights in the centre of Tossa de Mar
The centre of Tossa de Mar is relatively small, it is easy to get around in one day.
In the centre of Tossa de Mar the main attractions of the resort and the tourist centre with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants.
Fortress of Tossa de Mar (old town / Vila Vella)
The fortress or castle of Tossa de Mar is a complex of medieval buildings enclosed by a defensive wall with watchtowers.
The castle of Tossa de Mar is also known as Vila Velha (Vila Vella), which means "Old town".
The history of the castle Dating back to 12-14 centuries. It was built as protection from enemies.
Currently, the fortress of Tossa de Mar is a small area of a few streets and alleys, a walk which can be a great solution not only for exploring the history of the city, but also a pleasant pastime.
Entrance to the fortress is free (free).
In the inner part of the old town are some of the important sights of Tossa de Mar, such as defensive walls and towers; a Gothic cross carved from stone, the lighthouse of Tossa de Mar; the remains of the old Church of Sant Andreu; the house of Sant drape and the home of the Batlle de SAC, where now is the Municipal Museum of the city. Read more about the castle of Tossa de Mar...
The fishing district
Outside the walls of Tossa de Mar, delimited by the streets Portal and Estolt, lies a small area of sa Roqueta is a traditional fisherman's district, the fruit of the first stage of expansion of the municipality outside of the city walls since the 16th century.
This area is notable for the Building of the Ganges or the house, Leandro (Can Ganga / Can Leandre) - a former 16th-century farmhouse, one of the first that was built outside the fortress walls, which still preserved some Gothic lintels, a large portal and a protective part on the top floor.
Home of the Ganges is a Prime example of the former fortified houses, because during construction it was necessary because the house stood close to the sea and could become easy prey for the enemy.
In the decoration of the Central window you can see small sculptures of angels. In the interior of the house there is an old mural found in live rock.
Two names of the house with whom he is known, comes from the two owners, a prominent family of the Ganges and Leandro Dipping of Xiberta.
The streets of the area of sa Roqueta
The commercial center of Tossa de Mar
Walking down the street Portal (Carrer del Portal) you can go to the so-called commercial district of the centre of Tossa de Mar.
This is the place where the tourist life, where the narrow manicured streets with typical Catalan buildings, the first floors of which there are an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops.
The main artery of the district runs through the streets of Socors, La Guàrdia, Plaza of Spain (Plaza de España) and Pou de la Vila to the intersection with Avenida Costa Brava, which is located in a more modern part of the municipality.
Photos of the streets downtown
Interesting articles of cork: bags, Souvenirs, shoes and even hats.
parish Church of San Vicente, or Saint Vincent de Paul (Iglesia parroquial de San Vicente / Església parroquial de Sant Vicenç), which is the main and largest Church in Tossa de Mar.
The Shrine was built in 1775 in a neo-classical style and opened in 1776, after 20 years of construction.
The Church dedicated to the Martyr Vincent Zaragoza.
The rather simple appearance of the Church features a spacious main nave and side chapels. Read more about Church of Sant vicenç...
a small chapel of the virgin of Socorro (Capilla de la Virgen del Socorro), built in the 16th century
As they say, the founder of the Shrine was a sailor Antoni Caixa, which was built a chapel in gratitude to the Virgen del Socorro for saving him from a shipwreck.
The chapel that you see today is the result of the reconstruction of the 18th century;
- Now the walls of the house is a 4-star hotel Diana features a terrace with sea views.
House Sansa, the view of the waterfront
- house brother Ferrer (Ferrer les Germanes Ca), adjacent to the house of sans, built in 1905 and eye-catching these elements, the upstairs gallery; patterns located on the building facade (above the Windows and under the eaves), as well as sculptural shield in the Central part of the facade, above which you can see the date "1905".
In the photo the house sans on the left, house Ferrer on the right (view from the Plaza of Spain)
Photos of Plaza de españa
Photo of the street Avenida Costa Brava
The promenade of Tossa de Mar
A private area can be distinguished promenade, which runs along the beaches of Tossa center.
The length of the seafront in Tossa de Mar is 1 km. A promenade runs from the castle walls of Tossa de Mar, along the Central beach and Grand beach Ray and to the Eastern end of the beach Menuda.
Along the waterfront: places to stay; bars, cafés and restaurants; shops, refreshment stands, ice cream and beverages; children's playgrounds; observation deck; sculptures and monuments, as well as some of the city's attractions, car and Bicycle Parking.
In the Eastern part of the promenade along the Platja Gran beach, near the ring, there are: tourist information centre, Park with children's Playground and Parking (rent a car in Spain...). Also stop by the tourist trains on which to explore Tossa de Mar. The journey is 45 minutes. Ticket price 6€, concessions 3.50 Euros. Read more about promenade in Tossa de Mar and its attractions...
Popular with holidaymakers in those Hiking trails (trail), which runs along the coast, and more remotely from those.
Walking on these trails can be a great option for pastime, and will also provide the opportunity to discover the city and the coast of Tossa de Mar.
Especially beautiful routes along the coast, taking their beginning from the Central beaches and along the Eastern and Western parts of the coasts of Tossa de Mar, as well as going outside Tossa. For example, Hiking tourist route: beach Codolar Punta des Kards...
Attractions of Tossa de Mar
In addition to those already listed in this article, in those there are still a few interesting sights.
The House Of Mas Rabassa (Rabassa Mas Antiguo)
Old Mas Rabassa - farm house, built outside the city, perhaps in the fourteenth century.
The current form of the house responds to the changes made in the 16th and 17th centuries.
This house is a classic example of a fortified house with a square watchtower with battlements (16th century).
The architecture of the houses is also notable for a guard hinged balcony-tower of the 17th century, located on one of the corners of the building.
Roman Villa Castle
Villa Romana del Castle (Villa romana dels Ametllers) - the archaeological site, which is a Museum of antiquity under the open sky.
The Villa was founded in the 1st century BC and remained in use until 5-6 centuries of our era. This was a rural Villa for the cultivation of grapes and wine exports.
- lower agricultural "Pars of fructuaria" ("pars fructuaria"), where warehouses and processing facilities for agricultural products, which produced wine, oil, salted fish and stored grains. Read more about Villa Castle...
Old hospital San Miguel
Old hospital of San Miguel (antiguo Hospital de San Miguel) is located in front of the Villa Castle.
Hospital of San Miguel or St. Michael's orphanage was founded in 1773 as a hospital for the poor, thanks to the legacy of Thomas Vidal and ray, who went to America, and there is richer, has returned home and left part of his fortune to the construction of the hospital.
In 1903, the hospital was converted into a monastery of nuns and school.
Now the walls of the old hospital is a cultural center (Casa de la Cultura), with an internal courtyard and a chapel dedicated to San Miguel (Saint Miguel / Capella de Sant Miquel). Read more about the complex San Miguel...
Moorish tower, also known as the Moors ' clock tower, Torre del Moros or Kan-Codru (Torre dels Moros / de Can Magí) - a typical example of watchtowers, at the behest of Philip II was built in the 16th century throughout the Mediterranean coast of the Iberian Peninsula, in order to protect the population and territories from raids and robberies of the pirates.
The connection between the towers was maintained by using smoke signals by day and lights by night. In case of danger, the sentinel warned residents that the last had to take refuge within the fortified walls.
Tower those was built according to the generally accepted model of the time - two-storey with wooden flooring, embrasures and battlements. The tower was restored in 1997.
Sculptures and monuments
Remarkable tosse well as monuments and sculptures located in different parts of the city and near the coast.
For example, the monument to the wife of the fisherman (a la Dona del Pescador), located in the open area of the old town near the beach Codolar; sculpture old market, etc.
Where to go from Tossa de Mar
From Tossa de Mar you can take one of the sea cruises (sea-walk). For example, go for a walk in the open sea, fishing or visit nearby resort towns such as Lloret de Mar, Blanes, Malgrat de Mar, etc. or to visit the coves of the East coast and to snorkel. The cost of shore excursions starts from 15 Euro.
Find all necessary information about a sea voyage and tickets can be purchased at kiosks located on the beach Grand.
To see one of the largest castles of Catalonia, the montsoriu castle (Castell de Montsoriu), the history of which dates back to the year 1002.
The castle is situated in a picturesque woodland setting, on a hill within the natural Park of Montseny, about 50 kilometers from the centre of Tossa de Mar. The castle site Monthsary.
The provincial capital - the city of Girona, with its impressive historical centre.
The Catalan capital is a large and, without a doubt, the incomparable Barcelona, with experience producing creations of Gaudi.
Where to stay in Tossa de Mar (hotel Tossa de Mar)
The choice of accommodation in Tossa de Mar is very diverse, ranging from budget guest houses, apartments and camping sites to 4-star hotels and holiday homes located near beaches and the historic center of the city, and more remotely from those.
All accommodation in Tossa de Mar you can view and book here
How to get to Tossa de Mar
In the city of Tossa de Mar airport. The nearest international airports are Girona and Barcelona.
The airports of Barcelona and Girona serve local and international flights, including budget airlines (low-cost). Therefore, we can get from Russia and many European cities to Barcelona and Girona can be at very attractive prices. Cheap flights to Spain...
To reach from the airports and centres of Girona and Barcelona to Tossa de Mar and Tossa de Mar in airports and centers, respectively, it is possible:
To reach from the airports of Barcelona and Girona in Tossa de Mar more convenient and faster than a taxi. Book a taxi/Shuttle service is possible in advance, even from home. At any time of the day, at the airport, you will meet your driver with a sign, which will be written your name and surname. For taxi is enough to tell us your flight details!
The most convenient way to self-move to Spain is a car. You can rent a car in advance, even from home, the car will be waiting for you upon arrival.
From the airports of Girona and Barcelona to Tossa directly reachable by bus.
From the centers of Girona and Barcelona to Tossa can be reached by buses or trains (trains) and bus.
From Barcelona, Girona and Tossa de Mar to France, Italy and some other European countries can be reached by bus FlixBus. View all destinations of the buses and buy your ticket here...
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