Hotel Monaco

Barcelona, 8 , Salou, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43840, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salou

A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... t complete the full circuit because we were already familiar with the sections that line the main road through Montblanc and they are less interesting there because shops and houses have been built either into or in front of them in many places, thus screening them from view.

Our next port of call was Placa Major, the heart of the old town, where we bought a couple of drinks and sat down to watch the world go by for a while. There is an unassuming ...

KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... pair of those were more of a creamy colour.

With that, I was ready to make my first real appearance as a casteller so we walked back to the colla saying good morning to the many castellers from both teams who were about in town and visiting the Fira Castells.

It's probably worth mentioning at this point that there is a rivalry between the two big casteller groups in Valls. Valls is where it all began. Kilometre Zero of the world of castellers.

The ...

Reus castells and Valls diables

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... and well presented dishes. It's not the cheapest of menus del dia but it's well worth it.


After a bit of a stroll around town we decided to head back to Valls and took a stroll into town whilst the sun was still shining. We noticed another large bird of prey in the sky and still had binoculars with us. By the time we had got them out of the bag there were two birds and both turned out to be Booted Eagles. They were ...

Aragon and an Assaig

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... and coffees were as good as we remembered.

We picked up a few birds on the drive up including both Black and Red Kites, White Storks and Griffon Vultures. On our last visit we'd though about trying to explore the area around the Salinas south of the motorway but had run out of time although we had noted a high concentration of birds of prey in the area just north of the motorway as we were speeding (literally - I got a ticket) home, so this ...

Dinner in Tarragona

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... by the Circ Roma so we hung around to see what might happen, The we heard some whistles and cheering and saw people with banners and flags up the road. They turned off and seemed to be heading for Placa de la Font so we went to have a look.

The square was filled with protestors when we arrived and the protest was about free public education and the right to have the Catalan language taught in schools. As it often the case in the region ...

Location

This hotel, located on Barcelona, 8 , Salou, is near PortAventura Theme Park, House of Illusion, Paseo Maritimo, and Avenida Jaume I.
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