Day 3 of my trip was spent in the beautiful medieval town of Tossa De Mar.
Tossa De Mar is located on the coast of the Costa Brava and sits around 103 kilometres from Barcelona, and only around 100 kilometres from the South of France border.
The beautiful town is filled with cobbled streets and is constructed around an incredibly ancient castle. Besides this, the town is surrounded by mountains and beautiful green valleys, which adds to its beauty.
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A bit about its history
Tossa De Mar is an ancient fisherman’s village that dates right back to 966, with a castle built on it’s highest point in 1187 to defend the town. The castle walls were built in the 12th and 14th centuries as well as the towers have been preserved and have become the major highlight of the town.
It is filled with a beautiful network of medeival paths, passage ways with embedded shops and restaurants aswell as ancient houses.
This part of the old town is known as Villa Vella.
How I got here from Lloret De Mar
I took the bus from the main bus station in Lloret De Mar, the journey took around 40 minutes and it cost €8.20 for a return ticket.
I strolled through the beautiful, quaint streets and did a spot of shopping until I reached one of the towers and started the elevated walk.
From here, I walked along the castle walls.
Tossa De Mar Lighthouse
After walking along the castle walls I made my way up to the lighthouse.
The lighthouse was built in 1917 and sits at the highest part of Tossa de Mar. It is the headquarters for the Maritime Museum where people can learn all about the evolution of lighthouses on the Mediterranean Sea.
The views approaching the lighthouse are stunning!
After the lighthouse visit, I made my way back down towards the beach where I ate at a lovely beachfront restaurant called Da Giovanni. Would highly recommend it. It is very reasonably priced with nice, friendly staff.
I spent the perfect end to my day trip with a hour at the beach overlooking the castle.
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