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Costa Dorada runs south from Barcelona and is a stunning part of Spain’s
Mediterranean coast. The region is an intriguing blend of ancient and modern
rural and urban, traditional and contemporary. From the Roman ruins of Tarragot
~ the tourist theme parks of Port Aventura, Costa Dorada is an idyllic area
blessed with perfect climate and a fascinating history.
From its ancient Roman remains to its ultramodern marina Torredembarra is a
rich blend of cultural diversity, commerce and leisure in an unbeatable climate
and location. The town boasts a tong, wide and fine sandy beach, a busy shopping
district and many wonderful restaurants and bars. There a lively market.
Torredembarra is also renowned for its dramatic fiestas, featuring human
towers, devil giants, ‘bigheads’, stick dancers and wonderful
The 18th and 19th centuries were the golden age the town’s maritime
history, although Torredembarra also has a strong medieval flavour, thanks
to its walls, castle, tower, churches and the layout of the well preserved
Altafutta’s main attraction is the ruins of a Roman villa Ets Munts,
on a hilt overlooking the sea, with the remains of its baths and mosaics welt
preserved. Altafulla also has a historic walled town to explore. It’s
a small town, with only moderate development for tourism, so it’s an
ide place to tap into the authentic Spanish Mediterranean.
Altafulla is ideally located, making it a wonderful base fro which the amenities
of busier towns can be easily reached Barcelona is less than an hour by train,
so it’s perfect those who want to find a quiet, traditional and tranquil
setting in which to live.., but not be cut-off from the world.
El Perello is an agricultural village, famous for honey and has shops
specialising in various types. It can be bought in ordinary glass jars or in
lovely re-usable terracotta pots of all shapes and sizes.
The town square is well kept, full of bloom and colour and is home to a lively
market selling wonderful Local produce. There is a good choice of reasonably
priced bars, cafes and restaurants. Just outside the town, towards Rasquera,
are the famous cave wall paintings in the Abric de Cobrafa’ixet and,
in common with much of Costa Dorada, there are some interesting Roman ruins
Close to the nature reserve of the Delta del Ebro, L’Ampolla is a small
Catalan fishing community. The town offers many excellent restaurants, featuring
traditional shellfish, seafood and rice dishes. Popular with bird spotters,
the Delta del Ebro estuary is rich in wildlife and offers wonderful tracks
and trails for walkers and cyclists.
Lleida is a modern lively city full of amenities worth living throughout
the year. Art, cultural events, festivals, gastronomy, shopping, international
festivals, makes this city a first rate tourist destination. Strolling
along its streets, tasting its gastronomy, seeing the city from Seu Vella
pleasures. From the city you can easily reach the regions with wines and
Lleida is the most important demographic and economical centre in land Catalonia,
situated in the north-east of Spain. It is the capital of Segria Region and
the province that takes its name.
Lleida is located in one of the most fertile productive areas in Europe.
On the River Segre, halfway between the sea and the mountains, situated between
Barcelona (156 km) and Zaragoza (140 km).
The city, surrounded by water on all sides except one, has a beach that is
popular all year round.
Peñíscola is one of the biggest tourist centres in the province
of Castellon. The castle, built on a mound that looks as if it was anchored
to the sea bed, is a reminder of the age of knights and battlemented fortresses
that occupied the lands of Maestrazgo. The Pope Benedict 13th century, nicknamed "Moon
Pope", chose this castle to shut himself away and fight for the unity
of the Catholic Church. The fortress dominates the highest point in the peninsula.
The parade ground is a delightful balcony where the visitor can gaze at the
Mediterranean Sea; and the keep, the perfect platform to get a beautiful panoramic
view of the coast. In spring and summer, the walled enclosure hosts a Spanish
comedy film festival, and a Baroque and antique music festival.
The Costa Dorada’s main city, Tarragona, has almost doubled
in size during the last few decades, its residential districts continually
expanding around the medieval core. Tarragona, originally built on
a rocky bluff, can trace its roots back to 218 BC, when it was founded
by the ancient Romans as a legionnaires military base. Vestiges of
its past still remain in the form of ruins of the Roman amphitheatre,
aqueduct, forum and other buildings sited on the Paseo Arqueologico
(Archaeological Avenue), which leads to some panoramic viewpoints.
A wide boulevard called the Rambla Nova represents the modern main
street outside the old city walls. A popular outing for visitors is
to explore the old harbour, known as El Serrallo, to watch the fishing
boats arrive and auction their catch. The city also sports some excellent
beaches on its doorstep, including Playa Llarga, regarded as one of
the biggest and best on the Catalonian coast. Among the many museums
is an archaeological museum devoted to Roman antiquities; the Diocesan
Museum displaying Gothic paintings, sculptures and tapestries; and
a house museum detailing the life and career of renowned cellist, Pablo