Medieval Costa Brava Towns to Visit on Your Holiday

Posted by Catalunya Casas on May 29th, 2018

There are so many unique towns in the Costa Brava region, it can be hard to pick which one to rent your Costa Brava vacation rental in. The great thing about the area however, is that even if you pick one town as your base, the majority of the others are easily reachable by car or public transport for a day trip.

The area is steeped in history and boasts an abundance of Medieval architecture, with each village having their own draws and attractions. Although there are many Medieval towns, here are a few of the best.

Medieval Costa Brava Towns to Visit on Your Holiday


This is one of the most charming towns in the region, previously built around a fortress on the top of a hill, it boasts fantastic views of the surrounding area. Entering the village will make you feel as though you have stepped back into Medieval times, and in 1973 it was declared a Site of Historical Interest. Its surroundings are beautiful in themselves, with sand dunes, stunning beaches, wetlands and rice fields, making it a picturesque location for a vacation rental in Spain.

Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is a hidden gem of a town on the Costa Brava coast, you can not only enjoy the beach life, but also step into Medieval history, with a castle and a fortified town. With three beaches, lined with restaurants and bars, it is easy to see why visitors return year after year and choose to rent a villa on the Costa Brava here. Once you have had enough of the beach, why not climb the cobbled street to the top of the castle and marvel at the view that awaits?


This is the largest city in the Costa Brava region, to this day, it remains also one of the wealthiest in Spain thanks to its success as a trading town. The city has a Medieval quarter that was constructed between the 11th and 15th centuries, with twisting streets that can take hours to explore.

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