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Tarragona - World Heritage Site

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

We looked through our mini-guide books, did a quick search online, and decided to stop in Tarragona (on the southern coast of Spain, about 2/3 of the way from Valencia to Barcelona). We picked this town (city?) because it has all kinds of Roman ruins - aqueduct, amphitheatre, bath houses, etc. Also medieval walls around the old city, Gothic and Romanesque churches - turned out to be a really great town. We stopped at a hotel and the price was right (and it's very clean, a spacious room, free wifi, and a view of the Mediterranean) - and then spent several hours at the amphitheatre, then walking on La Rambla, the pedestrian street. Great holiday lights on the streets, all kinds of artisans with stalls as well as piles of clothes and other items, a variety of restaurants and bakeries and bars - and probably half the town out walking, up and down, up and down. We had a great afternoon and evening, and this is definitely a place to return to for more exploring!
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  • v SECRETFUN
    I do love that place!
    1999 days ago
  • v ROCKYCPA
    Great way to travel - don't know if I could do it but great that you and DH do.
    1999 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    Yeah, I'm learning to loosen up. But the first few nights in a new country, I want planned before I arrive. He's okay with that - it's the rest of the trip where we can loosen up.
    2000 days ago
  • v JLPNURSE
    Sounds cool. I don't think I could ever do the on the fly type travel that your DH does. I like things way too planned. But I guess you all would have missed this experience if you had planned everything out.
    2000 days ago
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