Travel Blogs from Salou
... t complete the full circuit because we were already familiar with the sections that line the main road through Montblanc and they are less interesting there because shops and houses have been built either into or in front of them in many places, thus screening them from view.
Our next port of call was Placa Major, the heart of the old town, where we bought a couple of drinks and sat down to watch the world go by for a while. There is an unassuming ...
... behind them for the first Colla Joves tower. I remembered from Sant Joan that Placa del Blat had been busy but today was much busier - indeed it was difficult for anyone but castellers, who have special dispensation to get through the crowd quickly when necessary, to move around.
There's an etiquette to watching castells and if you're a visitor it's worth knowing about. For many attendees castells days are a social event with a chance to meet up with friends and family, ...
... though many seem to be forming at present, perhaps as a consequence of the increase in the strength of the Catalan separatist movement) the Xics Caleros based in a number of villages and small towns near to the delta of the Ebro.
As the teams were forming up we paused to admire a brand new plaque on the town hall, commemorating the best day so far in the history of the Xiquets de Reus when they successfully completed a 2 of 8, a 3 ...
... carried their employers up in a litter of some sort!
Discovered the tourist train which apart from being cute had a great commentary via headphones included in the price 9Euros.
Went to the Cathedral, saw the Medieval market, visited Roman stuff and two historic houses and Peter walked along the outer city ...
... were right out of sandwiches. Never mind, we’ll have two plates of tapas. He brought the beers and advised us there was only one plate left, so we shared five olives, four anchovies, three small bits of bread with tomato paste and two tomatoes between us. The café was also offering crepes, but they were out of those too! We just had to have an ice cream later on.
Next day it was time to continue the flight south, to Vilanova Park ...
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