Tossa Things to Do

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    Walk the Town Walls

    by tango_jd Written Feb 9, 2009

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    Tossa old town lies behind the old town walls which have lots of little paths and walkways to explore.
    Hidden amongst these are little cottage-style houses and a few restaurants.

    Tossa de Mar was first brought to the outside world in the fifties when it was picked as the set location for the famous film, Pandora & the Flying Dutchman, starring the Hollywood stars James Mason & Ava Gardner

    View from path leading up along the old town walls View from town walls Me and Ava Gardner

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    Before You Go There

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    It's good to know something about a place you are going to visit. That is why it would be good if you visited a couple of web pages on Tossa de Mar. Should you have problems with finding them please check the one given below.

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    Church

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    This church is located between the entry to the castle ruins and the castle itself. I'm neither a historian nor architecturer but IMHO it looks like early Gothic.

    It is ruined but doesn't look sad - through the curch windows you can see Tossa and its beaches - a fantastic view indeed

    Church View
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    Hollywood connection

    by raquelitalarga Written Sep 17, 2008

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    We found a statue of a beautiful woman in evening dress overlooking the town with no plaque. I have since done some research and found out it is named 'Pandora'and was put there in 2008.
    In the 1950's Hollywood came to Tossa! James Mason and Ava Gardner filmed "Pandora and the Flying Dutchman", making the village a tourist attraction. It was then she began her love affair with Spain (and matadors)...moving to Madrid and staying for 8 years.

    'Pandora' by Ci�� Abell��
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    View From The Top

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    As soon as you finally climb the top of the castle hill you'll see this lovely panoramic view of Tossa de Mar. It's really worth the toil. Sit under a pine tree, enjoy a beer (you need to take it there by yourself) and have a great rest.

    Panoramic View
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    Boat trips

    by janey2 Updated Oct 14, 2005

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    There were many different boat trips taking you up and down the coast to other resorts. We went on one that took us to a slightly better beach it took us 30 mins going as it stopped at some caves on the way but it only took 15 mins coming back this cost about 5 euros return. There were also fishing trips available.

    the better beach

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    Castle Tower

    by gale.blog.pl Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    The tower seems like it was recently rebuilt, it is too fresh to be original. Anyway, it's a nice piece of medieval architecture and another of tourists' favourite spots. No wonder, even I looked good in a picture taken underneath the tower ;-))

    Tower And Me ;-)
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    The Old Town's fortified walls

    by raquelitalarga Written Sep 9, 2008

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    My partner suffers from vertigo so I didn't get to walk along the wall and enjoy the stunning view for as long as I would have liked!! To be fair the railings are low and you would have to watch little ones like a hawk. What I liked most is the opportunity to peek onto peoples sun terraces and catch glimpses of the restored interiors ;-) One day.....

    Scarey?? Lovely cobbled streets
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    Fishing boats!

    by raquelitalarga Written Sep 9, 2008

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    The town was once reliant on fishing and even now many residents take their small boats out in the morning and evening. It's fascinating to watch (mostly old men) preparing the boat, getting it to the water's edge and then spot their lights bobbing offshore at dusk . Once we went for a 7 a.m swim, the sea was like a millpond and we watched as they labouriously detangled the catch.

    Hard work! Early morning Wives came down to supervise! Dusk at Mar Menuda beach
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    Bowling and gaming machines

    by CathyF12 Written Sep 2, 2013

    I think few will know that there is a small bowling cafe and gaming machine studio in Tossa de Mar, quite good for evening fun.
    There are more tips on things to do in Tossa de mar here: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Spain/Catalunya/Tossa-252344/Things_To_Do-Tossa-TG-C-1.html

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  • Make your own jewellery in silver or stone

    by d_note Updated Sep 23, 2011

    This shop is called Tim and Kat, its completly different than all the other shops i saw in Tossa.
    Its handmade, bags, silver jewellery where you can learn how to make a neckless or earings.
    Tim and kat are very friendly people and they help you with joices for presents as for women and for men.
    They are open from 10 - 14 and from 17 - 22:30 in the evening.

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    Beach Areas

    by edwis Updated Sep 20, 2007

    PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP AND STAY IN TOSSA DE MAR /

    Tossa is quaint, with no cars allowed on the narrow streets of the old town. We had to park our Citroen C3 about 10 blocks away from the hotel in a newer residential section. Tossa has maintained its Spanish identity by allowing no Hiltons, no MacDonald’s, no corporate chain operations in the inner town. We loved roaming through the small shops and eating/drinking in the outdoor sidewalk cafes. Orange and black dominate clothing colors for the locals.

    We walked around the old walled ruins of the original city, climbed on cliff paths overlooking the beaches, and swam at the topless beach. Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of artesian pizza places, tapas cafes and gift shops. Why are the 10-inch pizzas throughout Europe so much better than any pizza in the States? After dinner, we learned to drink a ‘cortal’ – espresso with cream. We ate some wonderful tapas for light breaks, such as anchovies over green tomatoes. We were served a bowl of olives at one place and Joan, being a lover of olives, stated these were probably the best olives she has ever tasted.

    We didn’t encounter any Americans in Tossa, which added to uniqueness. We were asked if we were Germans or New Zealanders.

    good beach action in Tossa sun and water the other beach by the cove nice scenery too ahh, a day at the beach
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    Streets of Tossa - SELF TOUR

    by edwis Updated Nov 6, 2007

    PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP TO TOSSA DE MAR.....

    Tossa has maintained its Spanish identity by allowing no Hiltons, no MacDonald’s, no corporate chain operations in the inner town. We loved roaming through the small shops and eating/drinking in the outdoor sidewalk cafes. Orange and black dominate clothing colors for the locals.

    We walked around the old walled ruins of the original city, climbed on cliff paths overlooking the beaches, and swam at the topless beach. Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of artesian pizza places, tapas cafes and gift shops. Why are the 10-inch pizzas throughout Europe so much better than any pizza in the States? After dinner, we learned to drink a ‘cortal’ – espresso with cream. We ate some wonderful tapas for light breaks, such as anchovies over green tomatoes. We were served a bowl of olives at one place and Joan, being a lover of olives, stated these were probably the best olives she has ever tasted.

    We didn’t encounter any Americans in Tossa, which added to uniqueness. We were asked if we were Germans or New Zealanders.

    along the boardwalk beachside some nice cliffs street street nice spot to eat
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    OLD WALLED TOWN

    by edwis Updated Nov 6, 2007

    PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY IN TOSSA........

    We walked around the old walled ruins of the original city, climbed on cliff paths overlooking the beaches, and swam at the topless beach. Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of artesian pizza places, tapas cafes and gift shops. Why are the 10-inch pizzas throughout Europe so much better than any pizza in the States? After dinner, we learned to drink a ‘cortal’ – espresso with cream. We ate some wonderful tapas for light breaks, such as anchovies over green tomatoes. We were served a bowl of olives at one place and Joan, being a lover of olives, stated these were probably the best olives she has ever tasted.

    We didn’t encounter any Americans in Tossa, which added to uniqueness. We were asked if we were Germans or New Zealanders.

    old town close by view from above view to the sea old town walkway this is it.
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    Wallking around town

    by edwis Updated Nov 6, 2007

    PHOTOS FROM OUR STAY IN TOSSA........

    We had to park our Citroen C3 about 10 blocks away from the hotel in a newer residential section. Tossa has maintained its Spanish identity by allowing no Hiltons, no MacDonald’s, no corporate chain operations in the inner town. We loved roaming through the small shops and eating/drinking in the outdoor sidewalk cafes. Orange and black dominate clothing colors for the locals.

    We walked around the old walled ruins of the original city, climbed on cliff paths overlooking the beaches, and swam at the topless beach. Prices were reasonable, and the local wines were a pleasure to drink. We found having a ½ litre with lunch and full litre with dinner just perfect for us. There are lots of artesian pizza places, tapas cafes and gift shops. Why are the 10-inch pizzas throughout Europe so much better than any pizza in the States? After dinner, we learned to drink a ‘cortal’ – espresso with cream. We ate some wonderful tapas for light breaks, such as anchovies over green tomatoes. We were served a bowl of olives at one place and Joan, being a lover of olives, stated these were probably the best olives she has ever tasted.

    We didn’t encounter any Americans in Tossa, which added to uniqueness. We were asked if we were Germans or New Zealanders.

    seaside building boardwalk cafes early morning little chapel room nice trail into the park even a little bowling alley in town
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