Tossa de Mar presents a compelling combination of coastal splendour and typically Catalan culture; an atmospheric Old Town adds an additional layer of cultural class to this seaside resort, creating opportunities for both relaxation and exploration. Wander the cobbled streets in search of Tossa de Mar’s captivating castle; hike in the verdant and visionary environs of the countryside; or sink your toes into the soft depths of the golden sands of the beaches. Traditional taverns exude the enticing aromas of traditional tapas in the Old Town and rambunctious bars demand the custom of revellers, enhancing the authentic charm of this splendid seaside town.
The rich and remarkably colourful past of Tossa de Mar has manifested itself in the form of a selection of symbolic structures. Roman relics, medieval monuments and opulent villages all provide resonating reminders of a prosperous past; one of the most significant structures from the 18th century is the Placa de l’Esglesia, a neoclassical parish church whose baroque altarpieces and splendid stained glass windows are worthy of worship.
The town’s Municipal Museum opened its doors to the public in 1935, making it Spain’s very first contemporary art museum. Such an incredible artistic heritage only enhances the impressive nature of the museum’s exhibitions; many of the paintings are inspired by the bounteous and beautiful surroundings. The welcome addition of the archaeological section celebrates the boundless historic and geological heritage of the area.
With its exquisitely elegant interior and majestically modern menu, the sensational Can Sophia Restaurant offers a gourmet gastronomical experience that redefines culinary conventions. Cuisine is innovative and inspired by cosmopolitan culinary influences, resulting in the creation of vegetable carpaccio, iberica bacon with vinegar spheres and sesame sprinkled tuna steaks. (Carrer Roqueta, 10, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Province of Girona, Spain)