Culture, history, museums and art in the Costa Brava
From Dalí’s surrealism to Gaudí’s Modernism, explore Catalonia from Tossa de Mar
If you like culture, here you will find a wide variety of options. The Castle of Tossa de Mar and all the old town (Villa Vella) in Tossa, located inside the walls, are some interesting examples in the city. Do not forget to visit the Roman ruins or the municipal museum to discover the rich history of Tossa de Mar!
And why not? Stay a few more days and get to know the surroundings of Tossa de Mar
THE DALI TRIANGLE
The Dalí Triangle is the triangle formed by the towns of Figueres (birthplace of Salvador Dalí and home of the Dalí Theater-Museum), Púbol (with the Gala-Salvador Dalí Castle, former residence of the painter's muse Gala) and Portlligat (the old residence museum of Dalí next to Cadaqués).
Girona is the capital and the largest city in the area, and it has a spectacular old town center. The Onyar River divides the new with the medieval city, with the colorful houses that are one of the most photographed spots in Girona. Its Jewish quarter, the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Roman walls are some of the places to visit in the city. Not surprisingly, and thanks to its medieval atmosphere, the popular TV show "Game of Thrones" chose it for many its 6th-season scenes.
MODERNISM IN BARCELONA
Barcelona is known internationally for its people, its culture, its sea, Barça football club... and its architecture. Antoni Gaudí left his most important legacy with unique buildings such as La Pedrera (Casa Milà), Casa Batlló, Park Güell or the imposing Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Other architects, such as Josep Puig i Cadafalch also left their mark with emblematic buildings such as the Palau de la Música Catalana.
MEDIEVAL VILLAGES OF THE COSTA BRAVA
The Costa Brava is characterized by beaches and coves of crystal clear water and cliffs with typical Mediterranean pine trees, but the inland is full of the most charming towns in Catalonia. Villages reminiscent of Tossa de Mar old town (Vila Vella), with narrow, cobbled lanes, hermitages and houses decorated with hundreds of colorful flowers. Some of the charming towns that you can visit from Tossa de Mar include Cadaqués, Begur, Calonge, Pals, Peratallada or Madremanya.