Hotel Urbis Centre

Plaza Corsini 10, Tarragona, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43001, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tarragona

A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris


... in one corner of the square which had been closed the last time we were here, which was a shame because it had been full of nans but this time we spotted people going in and out so I went to investigate. There were no nans here today but the Montblanc gegants were on display in the foyer so we went inside for photographs.

It was lunchtime by now and we checked the restaurants around Placa Major for menus del dia but there was nothing obvious. We had a ...

KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris


... de vuit amb folre i manilles' which did succumb to gravity before it could be deconstructed but which caused both the team and the crowd to roar with enthusiasm.

In fact it was this final pillar that broke the rules of etiquette. Most people in the pinya don't really know what is going on without reference to the music. When Toc de Castells starts you know the difficult bit is approaching and when you hear the crescendo and the applause you know it will soon be over. There ...

Roman around Tarragona

A travel blog entry by nomadjanel


It was so humid and hot it was with some joy we left Barcelona behind & boarded the train away from the city. Once we arrived the forecast rain had stopped and it was cool and clear. Although not as cool as I hoped. The main part of town is up a steep hill & I found myself pitying the poor Roman servants ...

Baixa de la Cucafera

A travel blog entry by penguinchris


... appearance in their home town about 10 months earlier.

Although we were well supplied with food we felt that there might not be enough to drink in our backpack and then we remembered that this was Tarragona at Santa Tecla. Mamadeta!

To find out more about this very special drink that is particularly associated with the festival of Santa Tecla, this tells you most of what you need to know, though it neglects to mention that it is almost a perfect ...

The Baixada de l'Aliga

A travel blog entry by penguinchris


... to have arrived on a boat from the US and having disembarked, found the city to their liking and as a consequence, thrived.

The Cucafera has a problem too. She’s too wide. Tarragona’s official marsh monster with the famous snapping jaws wanted to join in the Baixada de l’Aliga this year, but her application was turned down by the city council who decided that she would represent a health and safety risk whilst trying to negotiate ...

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