Tossa de Mar is a beautiful family-friendly seaside resort to the Spanish Costa Brava,. Every year thousands of holidaymakers come here looking for sun, sea, beach and culture! As in most towns and villages in Spain, there is one in Tossa de Mar too weekly market where you can buy nice souvenirs, trendy summer clothes, must-have gadgets and fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition to the weekly market, however, there are also found in Tossa annual festivities with market stalls place which are definitely worth it!
In this blog you will find everything you need to know about the market in Tossa de Mar, but also about any other fun markets and festivities in Tossa and surroundings!
Also take a look at the best others sights in Tossa de Mar!
The Market in Tossa de Mar!
Ever since the 10th century the market a true household name in Catalonia. Merchants who exchanged and exchanged goods from stalls, and later also sold products to citizens from these market stalls. These local and traditional weekly markets are still a symbol of the trading culture and today ancient history of Catalonia. Like many villages, the medieval Tossa de Mar also has a lively weekly market. Any Thursday from 09:00 to 13:00, at the Rambla Pau Casals and the surrounding streets, you can go here for the best bargains!
At this large market in Tossa de Mar, with no fewer than 100 stalls, you can find the most diverse products. So you will find a wide range here typical Catalan spices and colorful flowers, but also fresh vegetable, meat and fish stalls. Ideal when you want to prepare a nice fresh meal in the evening or if you want to light the bbq! In addition to delicious fresh products, you will of course also find the market in Tossa de Mar. trendy summer clothes, leather jackets, bags, shoes, belts, necklaces, bracelets and nice gadgets for at home.
So if you are looking for a bargain or a nice souvenir for the home front, be sure to visit this one cozy market in Tossa de Mar! However, make sure you are on time. The market is generally busy, especially in high season, and the best bargains are of course the first way! Tip: Here too, as in almost every market in Spain, this applies haggling on prices possible is! So if you are a real negotiator, make sure to try to get something off price!
Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rambla Pau Casals (and surrounding streets)
Shopping in Tossa de Mar
Tossa de Mar consists of a new and an old part of the city. The old town, Villa Vella, is located behind the city walls in the bay of Tossa de Mar. You can stroll through the picturesque maze-like alleys with Mediterranean medieval houses and you can imagine yourself back in time. Although the current market is no longer located in this beautiful part of Tossa, you can undoubtedly imagine how many market stalls used to be here with trading merchants!
As mentioned, there is unfortunately no longer a market in this beautiful part of Tossa, but you will find plenty of small cozy shops in the narrow alleys. In the unlikely event that you have missed the market or if you want to shop more than just on the market, Villa Vella with its numerous souvenir, clothing shops and small boutiques is definitely recommended. Another wonderful additional fact is that during your shopping trip through Villa Vella you immediately see a large part of the breathtaking historical sites of Tossa de Mar can behold. Want to know again about Villa Vella and the sights of Tossa de Mar? Then take a look at:
Tip: The quantity and diversity of shops in Tossa de Mar is too limited for the really big shop work. In this case it is a 20 minute drive Lloret de Mar, or located a 90-minute drive away Barcelona recommended!
Special Market Festivities in Tossa de Mar
As mentioned, the markets in Catalonia, and actually all of Spain, are an age-old tradition. They are completely woven into Catalan culture and history. For this reason you will also notice that with many special Spanish and Catalan festivities that take place there is also a lively market! So if you are a real fan of markets, keep an eye on whether there is also a festival during your holiday in Tossa de Mar. Chances are that there is also a small market with nice traditional gadgets! Below you will find some festivities with market in Tossa de Mar that are certainly worthwhile!
Festa Major d'Hivern de Tossa (Sant Vicenç)
From mid-January to early February, Tossa de Mar hosts the annual Winter Festival (Festa Major d'Hivern) in memory of the patron saint San Vicente, during which countless fun festivities take place in Tossa de Mar for young & old. There are traditional parades, various exhibitions, music & dance, a fair, but also nice markets to browse around. Also on the program is always a 600 year old traditional pilgrimage “Voto del Peregrino”. More than a thousand pilgrims participate in this pilgrimage of forty kilometers between Tossa de Mar and Santa Coloma de Farners.
Festa Major de Sant Pere
Every year, from June 28 to July 29, the Tossa de Mar hosts the Festa Major de Sant Pere. This summer festival is in honor of San Pere, the patron saint of fishermen. During this biggest party in Tossa de Mar you can enjoy music & dance (the Catalan sardanes), exhibitions and parades and nice markets. On July 1, there will then be at the end of the party and before the start of the summer a big fireworks show place on the main beach of Tossa de Mar (Platja Gran)! Be there on time because it can be quite busy on the beach of Tossa!
During the second weekend of October, the Fira Medieval has now been held in Tossa de Mar for several years. During this wonderful medieval market in Tossa de Mar you will be thrown back for a moment after the historical origins of Tossa de Mar. The town's streets are beautifully decorated, the inhabitants are dressed in medieval robes and various shows, workshops, children's activities and entertainment are offered. At the many “Medieval” market stalls you can buy beautiful handicrafts, calligraphy, posters, decorative objects, medicinal herbs and food products related to the Middle Ages.
The Medieval market in Tossa de Mar takes place in the Medieval fortress of Tossa de Mar near Platja Gran. In the streets and squares of the adjacent historic center Villa Vella many activities and performances are held for young and old! Surely there is no better environment for a medieval market in Tossa de Mar!
Christmas market in Tossa de Mar
Every year at the beginning of December a large Christmas market takes place in Tossa de Mar. During this lively market you can buy the best craft products, attend cooking workshops, enjoy the many tastings, dance to the cheerful Christmas music and much more! If you are in Tossa de Mar at the beginning of December, it is certainly worth taking a look at this beautiful Christmas market and feeling a piece of the Spanish Christmas traditions!
The exact dates of some festivities may vary from year to year. More information about the exact dates of the events in Tossa de Mar can be found at Officina de Turisme Tossa de Mar (Tourist Office).
Can't get enough of the pleasant markets, or do you accidentally enter the weekly market Tossa de Mar missed ?! Don't worry, even in the nearby places Lloret de Mar and Blanes you will find nice weekly markets. Just like at the market in Tossa de Mar, you can also shop here for hip (summer) clothing, delicious food, household goods and nice souvenirs for the home front. In Lloret de Mar they also have a covered market hall where you can go from Monday to Saturday for the tastiest fresh products and more!
The weekly market of Blanes takes place every Monday, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at Passeig de la Marina. The weekly market in Lloret de Mar takes place every Tuesday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at Avinguda del Rieral. The covered market hall of Lloret can be found at Carrer de la Sénia del Rabic 37. It is open Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 2 pm and Friday and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm & from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.
More information about the market in Lloret de Mar can be found here: Market in Lloret de Mar: Where, When and More
All Weekly Markets in the Costa Brava at a glance:
Monday: Blanes, Cadaqués and Torroella de Montgrí
Tuesday : Lloret de Mar, Palamós, Pals, Castelló d'Empúries and Figueres
Wednesday: Llança Begur, St. Antonio de Calonge and Banyoles
Thursday: Tossa de Mar, L'Estartit, Figueres and Calonge
Friday: Port-Bou, Port de la Selva,, La Bisbal and Platja d'Aro
Saturday: Girona, Calella, Figueres and Mont-Ras, Empuriabrava
Sunday: Rosas, Palafrugell, Tordera, L'Escala, San Feliú de Guixols,
Castello D'Empuries (flea market)
Would you like to know more about the shopping options in the area of Tossa de Mar. Then take a look at “Lloret de Mar Shopping - For the Best Shopping Experience!”