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Tossa de Mar

tossa de mar
Located in a secluded bay with an excellent sandy beach, with a medieval fortress towering on a rock – Tossa de Mar is a real gem of the Costa Brava coast.
People appreciated the beauty and convenience of this place a long time ago, the ancient Iberian settlements were already here in the 4th century BC! In the 12th century, fortress walls were built to protect against the ubiquitous Mediterranean pirates. In the 50s of the XX century, the city experienced a real tourist boom associated with the filming of the movie “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman” with the participation of the inimitable Ava Gardner, whose monument is located right in the fortress.
Today Tossa is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Costa Brava.

In the first photo – an old fortress on top of a hill – a visiting card of Tossa de Mar.
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Тосса де Мар
A winding path leads to the fortress, along which a tourist “train” passes several times an hour, on which tired vacationers can climb to the top of the fortress.
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As before, people still live in the houses inside the fortress. Some of the houses can even be rented for the summer!
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Exterior of a small restaurant inside the fortress.
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View from the fortress on the coast towards Lloret de Mar. The shores are steep and impregnable.

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Ancient cannons reliably guard the bay of Tossa de Mar.
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The Catalan flag proudly flutters above the tower of the fortress, decorating any photo with its bright colors.
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On the way to the highest point of the fortress, we pass the ruins of the church of St. Vicent, dating from the 15th century.
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One of the three official city beaches of Tossa is Platja d’es Codolar beach, which is located to the right of the fortress.
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Night view of the Tossa de Mar fortress.
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More information and photos of this magnificent city can be viewed at the link.