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Tossa de Mar
29-DEC-2012

Tossa de Mar

Sometime in the 12th century the mediaeval town was walled off and a castle was built on the highest point of Mt. Guardí, this castle was to be subsequently 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-murs 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 place in the world to declare itself an Anti-Bullfighting City.

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meekam tam14-Jan-2013 12:56
With the morning sun shining on some part of the image the castle stands out beautifully, Jose! V
Dennis Hoyne14-Jan-2013 03:39
What a beautiful place to visit or live!
Range View 14-Jan-2013 03:09
A beautiful scene with superb golden light. V
Barbara
globalgadabout13-Jan-2013 19:48
what a contrast between the walled town and the newer structures across the bay..looks a gem of a place...
Helen Betts13-Jan-2013 19:38
Love that golden light! Excellent capture of this beautiful scene, Jose. V.
katjas13-Jan-2013 19:17
very nice view! V
Martin Lamoon13-Jan-2013 19:17
Just love this place. excellent photograph. v
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