Tossa de Mar is a fishing village nestled in the hollow of forested mountains. It is one of the few maritime villages where the forest falls to the sea. The upper city, which constitutes the historical city, stands behind massive medieval ramparts built between the 12th and 15th centuries. They allow you to have a beautiful view of the sea and the lower town, with a much more stretched urban planning. Tossa is one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in the southern Costa Brava. It is of pre-Roman origin, but the Iberians, who lived there long before the arrival of the Romans, left their mark.
Typical of Catalan coastal cities, Tossa owes its real economic prosperity to the exploitation of cork, wine and fishing. But today, Tossa is essentially a tourist city, with its hotels, restaurants, and a lively and joyful nightlife. Its very famous and friendly carnival allows the inhabitants to stage themselves: in a burlesque style, it forms an immense procession to bury the Sardine, the highlight of this popular celebration.
For lovers of archaeology or modern art, do not miss visiting the municipal museum located in a medieval house overlooking the rocky creek. You can admire Roman mosaics, Neolithic objects, ceramics, coins that have been discovered in Tossa or its surroundings. You will also admire the works of Chagall, who stayed in Tossa in 1933, Klein, Georges Kars.
You can enjoy three beautiful beaches, Tossa beach, in front of the city centre, from where you can see the medieval castle, it is the longest and deepest beach in the city. On the other side of the bay, discover also the beach of Mar Ménuda, smaller but well supervised, and offering many services to holidaymakers, including the rental of sports equipment. El Codolar beach is located behind the medieval walls.
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