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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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For the last few years we've managed to combine La Merce with Tarragona's Santa Tecla. The dates of Santa Tecla are pretty much fixed whereas La Merce moves about a bit dependent upon what day the 24th falls on.
For the past couple of years we've had the choice of missing the opening ceremony of La Merce, the Toc d'Inici or one of the …
Jeff and Rochelle had been in Tarragona for several days before we arrived, so they knew the layout of the town. Each day, we walked into town with Jeff and Rochelle showing us the major features. There was a 10 day festival for Saint Techla that finished on the 24 September, and it seemed like everyone in town was involved in the day long activities.
Each day ...
... chariot races!). We then strolled around the Old City and found our way to the Catedral Basilica de Tarragona. James and I sat on the steps while Pam and Leanne did some shopping. We ended the afternoon (as we typically did!) at a cafe for some wine and jamón!
That evening, we went out for what the locals would call an "early bird special" (dinner at 8:30pm! such tourists!). As we sat and dined, we noticed people outside gathering for what we thought might be ...
... 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 ...
... further along is a larger bay. One day I went exploring all the beaches and as I came over the high point and the last beach came into view, I thought I saw more than the usual amount of exposed flesh and more than the usual amount of men. I hesitated slightly, then bravely ventured down as I was really dying for a swim and nothing was going to put me off. In fact, apart from the first section, which was all naked men, the rest of the beach was full of couples, families ...