Tossa de Mar – Catalonia (Spain)
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION
With a privileged position between Barcelona and the frontier with France (1), Tossa de Mar (in the region of la Selva) communicates with towns and villages in the neighbouring regions of the Gironès and the Baix Empordà (2). As with other localities in the area, Tossa is also an old fishing village which in recent decades has become an important tourism centre of the Costa Brava (3).
(1) Wikipedia entry for Tossa de Mar
(2) Demographic and economic data (IDESCAT)
(3) Tourism in Tossa de Mar
WHAT TO DO
Enjoy the surrounding area, have a great time, get to know its culture and traditions as well as the history the town is home to, all this is just a sample of what Tossa has to offer.
Pines, rosemary, thyme… and the smell they give off alongside the unmistakeable smell of the sea and the colour of the cliffs reflected in the water. The beaches and coves of Tossa (such as Cala Bona) allow one to do all sorts of activities, or simply to relax and sunbathe.
CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
The historic centre of Tossa is essentially medieval: as is shown by the Old Town, with the area enclosed by walls and the cylindrical towers, drawing one of the most characteristic skylines of the Catalan coastline. In addition, various walking routes invite one to discover hidden landscapes and live the nature of the surrounding area first hand.
Heir to the local cuisine, Tossa’s gastronomy has drunk from the influence of cultures which have left their mark over the passage of time. Despite this, fresh fish and shellfish are the undisputable protagonists of Tossa’s cuisine, along with casseroled fideos (a type of pasta), the star ingredient of a gastronomic campaign which shows the multiple ways of preparing them.
TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND LINKS OF INTEREST
Local Police: 088
Citizen’s Advice: 972 340 135
Tossa de Mar Town Hall