Tossa de Mar curves around a b
, guarded by a headland crowned with impressive defensive medieval walls and towers.
Tourism has bolted a larger, modern extension onto this picturesque village of crooked, narrow streets, though its old town and clifftop
views retain their magic.
Tossa was one of the first places on the Costa Brava to attract foreign visitors: a small colony of artists and writers gravitated towards what painter Marc Chagall dubbed ‘Blue Paradise’ in the 1930s.
Head to the Tossa Municipal Museum (1km)
to see an impressive collection of modern art, as well as historic Catalan pieces. The Blue Violinist, by Marc Chagall, is one of the most famous.
Did you know?
Tossa de Mar was made famous by Ava Gardner in the 1951 film Pandora and the Flying Dutchman - you'll find a statue of the silver-screen queen along the path towards the lighthouse.
We suggest you add our car hire to make the most of this area and explore the Costa Brava with ease!