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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... the satnav and it just sang back to us "Do do doo da, ba pa dee da" Well, it had never done that before. We dusted off our Michelin guide to Europe map and tried to find it on there, we peered at it where we thought it would be but it was right in the crease, so we couldn't find the way using that. I was getting a bit fed up now, I'd been looking forward to this scenic drive, so I went down to the guy on reception and asked him. "Scuesey. Do you know the way to San Jose?" ...
... We toured through a very well presented archeological museum.
While we were in port, Judy celebrated her birthday and that night after dinner on the boat and dessert in town, we watched a parade in the rain followed by fireworks from the shoreline. Judy and Rochelle tried to learn a Catalonian jig that looked easy, but in fact was much more difficult than it ...
... Turns out, every Good Friday, many cities in Spain host the Processó del Sant Enterrament. Officially started in 1750, its origins go back to Medieval Times. The procession is a dark and brooding march in which different congregations trek through the streets accompanied by the beating of ominous drums and children carrying tall, thick candles. The 3,000 people who participate in this procession wear cucurulles over their heads as a sign of anonymity. These cucurulles ...
... and was probably used up untill the 4th century. Since than it has gone through many changes and used for all sorts of things. Towards 1822 reconstructions were made to change it into a prison and was used for this purpose until 1953. The area around all this is still visible as it was in the Roman days and a delight to see. A lot of housing has been build over the area but I bet a whole big Roman city can be found underneath it all. You have to use your imagination ...
... worked our way around to Placa del Rei,which was the rest point for the animals (and their human companions) and where a concert was underway.
So far I've mentioned the programme a few times but haven't provided a reference and it's a rather good one. At the time of writing at least, you could find it here...
http://www.tarragona.cat/lajuntament/co nselleries/cultura/festes/santa-tecla/f itxers/altres/programa-dactes-santa-tec la-2011
It's in Catalan, ...