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... century baptistry is unusual in that it is ten sided outside but octagonal inside. The whole town centre is contained within the confines of what were once the city walls, and is mostly pedestrianised (perhaps because most of the streets are not wide enough for a car!).
We continued along the coast road, which climbs over headland after headland, plunging down to little villages and towns with rocky coves or long sandy beaches. At ...
¡Buenos! So we only spent one night and one day in Tarragona, but it was as if we had been transported thousands of years into the past. After we FINALLY managed to find the hotel, we spent the next day walking through the old city which is chock full of old Roman architecture. Some highlights: a defensive tower, the entire city wall, and an small colliseum. We also saw an ...
... steps and whilst passing through some of the narrow streets that the parade graces. There were numerous volunteers who would have helped ensure safety on the day and a touching protest in front of the Ajuntament led by her daughter, the Cucafera Petita, the council couldn’t be persuaded to agree.
The people who look after the Cucafera came up with a solution. They made a “panerola” - a giant beetle/cockroach thing that would join ...
... very good chance that at any time you will be in direct physical contact with two or three other complete strangers. You won't always have total control of where you go next. From time to time small groups, usually of young men push each other around like punk rockers at a 1977 Damned gig (without the spitting, though, mercifully) and before that you'll probably have been standing or at best sitting around on a hard surface for two or three hours. But it isn't horrible. Not at all. ...
... at the bottom and the streets leading off were busy by the time the eagle started its descent, pausing several times on its way to dance to the music of the festa. It was wearing a sign proclaiming that it wants to see Catalan taught in schools. The Catalan independence movement is strong in Tarragona as demonstrated by the flags hanging from numerous buildings and draped from balconies and windows. We even had a Tarragona flag (in the same colours as that of Catalunya) ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking