South Korean singer YooA (유아), known for being a member of the popular K-pop group Oh My Girl (오마이걸), visited Tossa de Mar along with her production team to carry out the filming of the music videos for “Melody” and “Lay Low”. Both songs are part of their latest album titled “Selfish”, released in 2022 and well received by the public.
The choice of Tossa de Mar as a location for the music videos was not a coincidence. This coastal town is located on the Costa Brava, in the province of Girona, in the northeast of Spain and is known for its natural beauty and rich heritage. It has a history dating back to Roman times, and its old town, the Vila Vella, still preserves the medieval wall that surrounded the town to protect it from pirates (declared a National Artistic Historical Monument in 1931). Among the relevant elements to visit in Tossa de Mar, highlights include the San Vicente church, built in the 18th century, and the Tossa de Mar Lighthouse, located on a cliff with impressive views of the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, Tossa de Mar’s beaches and coves are famous for their natural beauty and offer activities such as diving, hiking, and kayaking, among others.
Throughout the days that YooA was enjoying this town, different shots were filmed in other emblematic areas, such as the viewpoint where a statue in commemoration of Eva Gardner is located and where you can see the entire Platja Gran.
The reason why Ava Gardner has a statue in Tossa de Mar is due to her role in the movie “Pandora and the Flying Dutchman,” directed by Albert Lewin and filmed in Tossa de Mar in 1950. Gardner starred in the film alongside James Mason, and her beauty and talent in acting made her an icon of Hollywood cinema. During her stay in Tossa de Mar, the actress fell in love with the place and its people, and spent long periods in the town in the following years. It was in 1998 when the sculptor Ció Abellí inaugurated this bronze statue, a highly photographed element by tourists.
YooA’s presence in Tossa de Mar for the filming of her music videos has been a great boost for the city and its tourism. The beauty of the area has caught the attention of the Asian population, mainly South Korean and fans of the artist, who have visited the municipality, walked its streets, and enjoyed its beaches.
If you are a fan of YooA and Oh My Girl, or simply interested in learning more about the places where the music videos for “Melody” and “Lay Low” were filmed, we encourage you to visit Sparker.
On the app, you will find all the places where YooA and her production team were during their stay in Tossa de Mar, with detailed information and photos so you can enjoy the same places as the South Korean singer. Additionally, we encourage you to share your own photos and experiences on Sparker and share with the world your visit to this charming town on the Catalan coast. Don’t miss out!