Hotel SB Express Tarragona
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On our way back to Barcelona, we stopped in Tarragona, a city known for its ancient Roman ruins....but perhaps more numerous, were the city's stray cats. By this point in our trip, we were a little drained. We spent two nights here, and during the day we enjoyed lazily walking through the old town, gazing at the ruins, and enjoying the city's …
... in Tarragona live. Next we took a quick break for lunch where Jordan and I nommed on some yummy gazpacho. We then hopped back on our bus and went to the Monasteri De Santes Creus which was about 30 minutes from Tarragona. This is an ancient monastery which is no longer active but is nonetheless gorgeous. Our tour guide explained the monk life style (no talking or eating meat which I totally could not live with) and it was really fascinating. After the monastery we headed back to ...
... in front of us as we moved along, so time passed quite quickly. However, nothing prepares you for the wow factor as you enter this most unconventional of churches, full to the brim with symbolism, craftsmanship and natural light, yet the outside is still very much under construction with an anticipated completion date of 2026 which will be the centenary of Gaudi's death. We were glad to have hired the audio guide as so ...
... and 'boutiques' selling keepsakes (tat). I was also disappointed to observe the inappropriate behaviour of small children, noisily running around in a religious space, unchecked by their parents. It was more like a theme park than a spiritual experience. Having seen enough, we took the return cable car, followed by the 45-minute journey back to the site where we cooked paella for tea. Later, it is off to the terrace bar where it is live jazz ...
... from nowhere, nestles against or literally in the hills.
We drive through the small town of San Esteban De Gormaz, approaching it over a gorgeous narrow stone bridge with a hill behind it. We park and walk on the bridge as we can see that homes are built into the hill. It was amazing. How old they must be?
There was also what looks to be a giant "ant hill" but it also looks lived in too.
Back in the car and passing by Frago, Soses ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
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