The lighthouse of Tossa de Mar

At a time when lighthouses have lost their former melancholic charm, rediscover the history of these guardians of the sea!

An original trip to do during your holiday in Tossa de Mar which will throw you straight into the maritime past of the town and the Mediterranean. 

Towards the lighthouse…. 

The Far de Tossa (Tossa lighthouse in English) dominates the old town from upon the highest hill. It is situated in the very place where the Medieval castle once stood.

It was built in 1917 to replace the rudimentary light signals that were used both as a guide and an alert. Its presence was even more necessary because of the fact that the Costa Brava is a rocky and sometimes treacherous coast, often interspersed with dangerous reefs.

Today you will find the Centre d’Interpretació dels Fars de la Mediterrània here, a museum that recounts the evolution of the lighthouses of the Mediterranean sea.

Discovering the lighthouses of the Mediterranean

Thanks to Tossa de Mars educational centre, you will be able to discover the history of the Mediterranean lighthouses from the Greek era until the present day. Dive into a whole new world with quality audio-visual representations!

In addition to the history of these buildings overflowing with stories of legend, you will learn more about the role of men, the lives of lighthouse keepers and the importance and consequences of technical evolutions.

This centre, supported by the Catalan government, is considered as a reference for everything related to the history and construction of lighthouses. So you can look forward to an exciting visit!

And after all that effort, take a breather! On site, you can take a short break on the terrace of the lighthouse cafe. Bear in mind that it is one of the best places in Tossa to grab a drink and enjoy a sublime sea view.

Choose accommodation with a sea view during your holiday in Tossa de Mar!

Take a look at the villas with a sea view.


Useful information:

Address: at the end of Passeig de Vila Vella street  /  Tel.: +34.972.34.33.59

Opening times: open every day from 10am until 8pm. In winter open every day except Mondays from 10am until 6pm

Price: about €3