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Oct 22, 2016 - Costa Dorado

After breakfast and checkout, we followed N340 north through small towns and cities to Tarragona. We stopped in Cambrils along the way to check out their Roman ruins. We found the excavated ruins of a Roman villa where food was grown and raised to support the Roman cities. There are 11 in Cambrils'area that have been discovered. They are comprised of several low rock walls delineating rooms, houses and workshops. Articles discovered here can be viewed at the local museum. We wind through town and go on to Tarragona. N340 is a 2 way highway...

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Jan 7, 2013 - On Our Way to France

I am a little behind because we had to spend one whole day driving first from Sevilla to Tarragona where we spent the night. We stayed in the same hotel that I stayed in when we went to Europe for Pat and Alan's 40th wedding anniversary. Gail really liked Tarragona it is a neat town right on the sea. We spent a little longer than we should have around there and didn't get an early start on Monday to get to France before dark. I will talk about France in the next entry. In Tarragona we walked around the streets and down to the Roman...

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Jun 21, 2011 - Day at the Campsite

Today we decided to have a swimming day. We stayed in the pool for about 5 hours. Dad read for 4 of them beside the pool without a shirt on and ended up getting a bad sunburn – he looked liked a lobster. Then we had lunch and went to the beach. The temperature of the Mediterranean Sea was perfect. We had such a good swim. We swam out to the protector buoys. It got very very deep out there. We spent the rest of the day on the beach until dinner time. Oh – and there were lots of ladies with no bikini tops on - much to Jonathan and Mitchell's...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Barcelona

On this hot day we went into Barcelona by train. It takes 1 hour from the campsite. A long the way you could see the difference between Spain and France/Holland/Belgium. There was heaps of graffiti along the houses besides the tracks, there were grapes and apples too! Our first stop was the La Sagrada Familia. This is a church which has been a work in progress since 1882. It could be completed by 2020. Gaudi – the architect – spent 40 years working on it but he only saw the crypt, the apse and the nativity façade completed. Eventually...

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Jun 19, 2011 - Down to Tarragon - South of Barcelona

We spent the morning playing tennis before we set of on the drive up and down to Barcelona. My goodness all I can say is wow in regard to the great roads for bike riding – they were amazing. The countryside around was also pretty incredible – it looked a bit like the Nevada desert. When we got lower there was heaps of cropping land - barley, wheat and either corn or maize. We got to the campsite late in the afternoon and got straight into the pool – 31c is hot enough. After dinner we walked over to the beautiful mediterranean beach just...

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Jun 17, 2011 - Tarragona

Day Trip to Tarragona about a 50 min drive on another beautiful day in Spain. We parked at the beach with many people enjoying the lovely spot overlooked by at least 6 large container ships and walked up to the town. Next to a primary school having their end of year festivities, a Roman Amphitheatre overlooking the ocean wow, what an amazing sight dating from 2nd century AD. We then continued to walk around the Roman Ruins in the 'old town' that is also surrounded by the cafes, shops and apartments. Enjoyed a fantastic lunch close to the...

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Oct 4, 2010 - Malgrat de Mar and Tarragona, Spain

Arrived at MALGRAT DE MAR in the afternoon and stayed in a campground that has long term Caravan campers, right on the coast of Mediterranean. The weather was hot and sunny. It seems like everyone was up until eleven o'clock at night, it was still very warm at that time. The camp is more like a small town than a campground. Spent two days in Tarragona. The first day hanging out on the beach in front of our campground,did some housekeeping and laundry. The second day we took a bus in to the city, look at the sights and wondered around...

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Jun 19, 2009 - Reus and Tarragona

Reus and Tarragona We had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a excursion to these two very different cities. Our Transat guide, Mariyke, was originally from Holland but after now lives in Salou. She speaks 8 languages! Our day started at 9 with a short half hour drive to Reus. REUS Although Reus was, in the 18th century, a thriving brandy hub for Europe along with Paris and London, it is now best know as the birthplace of many architects including Antoni Gaudi and Domenech Montaner. A walk along one of the main streets is lined...

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Mar 23, 2008 - in Tarragona

Arrived by train in Tarragona on Thursday, and rented a car to drive into Altafulla. Met Alex there for tapas and a walk on the beach before driving 15km up into the hills to her parents villa. On Good Friday drove into Tarragona for the Santa Semana Procession. Saturday saw 18 of Alex´s friends join at the villa for a calçotada (roasting giant onions, meats and vegetables on an open fire, and drinking wine from "porrons.")

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May 13, 2005 - Tarragona

After getting our brand new hire car we decided to go about one hour don the road to a place called Tarragona. Tarragona is an ancient Roman stronghold which has been continally inhabited since 218BC and was the capital of Romes eastern provinces. It is now home to some (now) fantastic ruins. There is an Amphitheatre, a Circus Maximus and parts of the old Roman fort. The Circus Maximus was only uncovered about 20 years ago when they knocked down an old theatre and found the ruins, it has now been substantially excavated at one end but the...

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Sep 25, 2004 - We´re gonna to Tarragona

We are now in Tarragona, a place about an hour from Barcelona. There are heaps of roman ruins here, it was really impressive. You could see the tunnels were the chariots used to run through etc... Other than the ruins it is a university beach town, there is some sort of festival going on at the moment so from about 5pm there are all sorts of things happening on the streets. The beach is a mission to get to, but the water is stunning, really clear and the sand is so much better than the south. We are spending two nights here before we head...

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