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.
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.
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.