Av. del Canal, cami de la Illeta, s/n, Deltebre, Costa Dorada, 43580, Spain
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Transportation from Girona arcelona (GRO) airport to Tarragona
I am arriving in teh Girona aiport at 6pm on 9/16 and would like to visit Tarragona before traveling back to Barcelona airport (BCN) to fly home. What is the best way to travel to and from? Also, while in Tarragona, what are some of the must see's? Are there any nice beaches to swim and relax? Biking? Hiking? Running? Any suggestions on places to stay and to eat? Thanks!
Re: Transportation from Girona arcelona (GRO) airport to Tarragona
I'm not sure if you can change your flgiht reservation, but if you had chosen Reus airport instead of Girona (i'ts obvious you must be flying with Ryanair, that also flies to Reus-Tarragona airport) you would have had things much easier.
But anyway, I guess what you have to do is taking the bus that Ryanair arranges for passangers to Barcelona, and from there, catch one of the regional trains south (Tortosa or Salou or Tarragona or somewhere else). as a whole, it can take about 3 hours, more or less.
Must see's in Tarragona are mainly around the old town, remains from the Roman times (the walls, the theatre, a walk through the remains of the circus, the archeological museum and more) then the cathedral in gothic style, the fishermen's quarter, and so and so. Outside the city there's a quarry from where the ROmans took stones, and close to it there's the Roman aqueduct.
In Tarragona itself or surroundings there are nice beaches, not very high mountains and other historical and artistical places (s.a. the Cister Monasteries Route) and more. In Reus there are several Modernistic buildings (the same stye as the famous buildings in Barcelona) But be aware you'll need a car to move around!! trains don't cover all of it.
good lcuk and have fun!
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Placa del Pallol
Placa del Pallol is the last place on my itinerary of Roman remains. This lovely little square is right inside the Portal del Roser and it contains one of the two remainig fragments of the provincial forum. Of all the roman edifices inTarragona, the forum is the one which there is least left of. As with all roman cities, the forum played an important role in the life of the city and was its political and administrative centre. Unfortunately, all that remains today are two fragments: one reasonably substantial chunk on the Placa del Forum itself, and the other smaller one, here on the Placa del Pallol.
Unfortunately , the only photograph of the Placa del Pallol which I managed to salvage, has nothing to do with the Roman forum. It shows a very happy little dog getting a cooling bath in the fountain.But I really like this photo. It perfectly encapsulates hot sunshine and cool fountains - essential elememts of a September Sunday in Tarragona.
Biking the Roman Ruins
I have looked numerous times on the internet and Tarragona & Generalitat de Catalunya's internet pages and there is nothing I have found regarding these trails (in English, Spanish or Catalan for that matter).
But as you can see by the photo here, there most certainly is an "Ininerari amb BTT pel Monuments Romans del Tarragones" (Itinerary for BTT [Bicelete total terani] Roman Ruins of Tarragona).
You can start in Tarragona and go ~6km to Constanti/Mausoleo de Centcelles.
You can divert another ~3km and visit Pont del Diable.
And if you have the stamina, you can continue to Torre dels Escipions, Pedrera de Medol, Castell de Tamar.
Follow the posted signs (see the second photo in the tip for marker). Some are easy to find, others are relatively hidden. Also, you may follow the red/white painted markers (see map support post on first photo) You'll need a mountain bike and plenty of water. The heat can add up, so recommend starting in the later afternoon.
You can also hike the trails if you wish, there is no restriction.
I think when you visit a new...
I think when you visit a new country it is part of the experience to eat or drink the specialties from the place you stay...in tarragona..well of course paella..typical spanish...or tortillas.
but also..try a drink called Horchata..made from something called chufa from valencia..it tastes sooo good..if you ask me! and you can get it everywhere in tarragona..in anyone of the many many cafes.
Another thing is churros..i can´t describe it..it just tastes very good..and on the picture you can see a place where you can buy them..near the habour..so on your way back from the habour at night you can stop by this place for..breakfast!?..it´s a sort of dessert-thing..mmmmmmm
Forum Local Romà - Monsignor Joan Serra Vilaró.
Iris had quite the time of her life. She climbed up columns and jumped off huge and old brick stones. Filled with historical notion she shouted:"Gheee, it's quite a fun place, isn't it?"
We continued our tour by visiting the Curia, where the local senate (Ordo Decurionum) would have met. Crossing the footbridge over Soler Street we first saw the remains of a building (possibly a second basilica or a porticus), of which only part of the floor and a series of column foundation remained. Next we came to the remains of a small peristyle and plain columns in front of a room with some deposits lined with flagstones (City's Public Treasury). We also saw the colony's main temple and the initerary ended with remains of an area of Roman housing and a paved street. On our way back to the entrance we stopped at the commemorative bust dedicated to Monsignor Joan Serra Vilaró, the archaeologist who excavated this site around 1920. And quite a site it is, a must see!
1 october to the week before Easter:
* Tuesday - Saturday: 09:00u - 17:00u;
* Sunday and public holidays: 10:00u - 15:00u;
* Monday closed.
Easter to 30 september:
* Tuesday - Saturday: 09:00u - 21:00u;
* Sunday and public holidays: 09:00u - 15:00u;
* Monday closed.
9/43.- Tarragona, Town Hall
We are now in "Pla?a de la Font" (Fountain’s Square), in the middle of the old Tarragona. The building you see in front of us is the city’s town hall. In this square there are many bars and restaurants. If you’re looking for a place to eat, don’t look any further
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