Tarragona Spain.

 

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A couple of weeks ago I was in Spain with some friends of mine and we took a day trip out to Tarragona which is a small city about an hour by train down the coast past Sitges.

Tarragona is a port city in Spain’s Catalonia region. Many ancient ruins remain from its time as Tarraco, under the Romans. The Amfiteatre Romà is a 2nd-century arena facing the Mediterranean, and traces of the forum stand among the alleys of the walled, medieval Old Town. 
As you walk up from the station towards the old town the first thing you see is the Old Roman Amphitheatre over-looking the coast. This is one of the best views of the ruins and a great photo opportunity. The colour palette of Spain both Urban and Natural is rich with reds, yellows and earthy green tones. It’s a real change from the more lush greens and rich browns of the UK.
I loved the short time I spent here and I wish that I had been able to stay longer.

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The streets of the old town are narrow and typical of the old cities and villages. They are beautiful and one thing that struck me about the old town was the lack of Cars. In these kinds of areas it’s easier to walk or ride. The atmosphere changes when there are no cars around, the air is fresh and quiet streets take on a relaxed atmosphere. Outside of the old town Tarragona is just like any other busy modern city.

 

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Just outside of Tarragona is El Pont Del Diable. It’s an Aqueduct built by the Romans which is still in amazing condition. The great thing about this site is that you can walk right up to it and long the top. It’s not developed in any way other than a rough dirt car park and some winding walking tracks through the bush. There are a few signs to point you in the right direction but it still feels enough like exploring to be fun.

We started off walking from the city centre but as we made our way up the freeway but we quickly realised that we were going to run out of foot path. Google says you can walk all the way but unless you are willing to brave the side of the freeway you will need to jump on the bus. If you’re feeling brave you can try to navigate your way to El Pont Del Diable through the backstreets and bush trails but you’ll need good footwear a fully charged phone and water.

 

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2 thoughts on “Tarragona Spain.

  • June 6, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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    Some great pics, especially the amphitheatre & aqueduct

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  • June 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    What a surprise! You came to my homeland!
    Great pictures, I’m so happy you like it.

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