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Tossa De Mar
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Tossa de Mar is a municipality in Catalonia, Spain, located on the coastal Costa Brava, about 103 kilometres north of Barcelona and 100 kilometres south of the French border.

It is accessible through Girona Airport, some distance north. There is an evidence of settlements dating back to the Neolithic period, and it is believed that the area has been continuously populated since that time by different tribes.

Between the 4th-1st century BC the first Iberian settlements appeared, followed shortly after by the Romans in the 1st century.

In 966 Tossa was ceded by Count Miró of Barcelona to the Abbey of Ripoll.

Some two centuries later, in 1187 Tossa was granted its charter by the Abbot of Ripoll, coinciding with the building of a church atop Mount Guardí.

Parts of it can be seen today. In the 12th century around the medieval town wall was built along with a castle on the highest point of Mt. Guardí.

The castle was replaced by a wind mill, and this in turn by a lighthouse which is still operational.

By the year 1500 the first houses were built extra-muros to accommodate population growth. This process was greatly accelerated during the 17th and 18th centuries, shaping an urban configuration which was to remain practically unchanged until the arrival of mass tourism in the 1950s.

In 1989 Tossa de Mar was the first city in the world to declare itself as an anti-bullfighting city.

Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

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Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

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Tossa de Mar is a municipality in Catalonia, Spain, located on the coastal Costa Brava, about 103 kilometres north of Barcelona and 100 kilometres south of the French border.

It is accessible through Girona Airport, some distance north. There is an evidence of settlements dating back to the Neolithic period, and it is believed that the area has been continuously populated since that time by different tribes.

Between the 4th-1st century BC the first Iberian settlements appeared, followed shortly after by the Romans in the 1st century.

In 966 Tossa was ceded by Count Miró of Barcelona to the Abbey of Ripoll.

Some two centuries later, in 1187 Tossa was granted its charter by the Abbot of Ripoll, coinciding with the building of a church atop Mount Guardí.

Parts of it can be seen today. In the 12th century around the medieval town wall was built along with a castle on the highest point of Mt. Guardí.

The castle was replaced by a wind mill, and this in turn by a lighthouse which is still operational.

By the year 1500 the first houses were built extra-muros to accommodate population growth. This process was greatly accelerated during the 17th and 18th centuries, shaping an urban configuration which was to remain practically unchanged until the arrival of mass tourism in the 1950s.

In 1989 Tossa de Mar was the first city in the world to declare itself as an anti-bullfighting city.

Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

Where is it on the Map?

Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

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Tossa de Mar is a municipality in Catalonia, Spain, located on the coastal Costa Brava, about 103 kilometres north of Barcelona and 100 kilometres south of the French border.

It is accessible through Girona Airport, some distance north. There is an evidence of settlements dating back to the Neolithic period, and it is believed that the area has been continuously populated since that time by different tribes.

Between the 4th-1st century BC the first Iberian settlements appeared, followed shortly after by the Romans in the 1st century.

In 966 Tossa was ceded by Count Miró of Barcelona to the Abbey of Ripoll.

Some two centuries later, in 1187 Tossa was granted its charter by the Abbot of Ripoll, coinciding with the building of a church atop Mount Guardí.

Parts of it can be seen today. In the 12th century around the medieval town wall was built along with a castle on the highest point of Mt. Guardí.

The castle was replaced by a wind mill, and this in turn by a lighthouse which is still operational.

By the year 1500 the first houses were built extra-muros to accommodate population growth. This process was greatly accelerated during the 17th and 18th centuries, shaping an urban configuration which was to remain practically unchanged until the arrival of mass tourism in the 1950s.

In 1989 Tossa de Mar was the first city in the world to declare itself as an anti-bullfighting city.

Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

Where is it on the Map?

Passeig de Vila Vella, 1, 17320 Tossa de Mar, Girona, Spain

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