The long Rambla Nova is the main thoroughfare in Tarragona for both locals and visitors to this beautiful city. Fun to wander along during the day, adorned with flowers stalls, newspaper stands, and regular markets and, not to be missed, the Statue of Castellers, an ideal photo opportunity! In the evenings indulge in the Spanish passion for 'paseo’ and wish 'buenos noches’ to passers by.
Rambla Nova boasts designer shops and restaurants. Pedestrianised down the centre, it was once a river bed, with kiosks selling books, pictures and newspapers. There is a twice weekly market selling clothes, household goods, animals i.e. live guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, chicks. Traffic in the city is not particularly a problem. My fondest memory of Tarragona? Where do I start, there are so many. In addition to the people, I would have to say, it would be, an evening stroll around the old town, and the dinner at one of the quaint, catalonian restaurants. Followed by a nightcap in the bar of the Hostal Noria, on the edge of Placa de la Font, observing daily catalan life at it's best!
kataluncite i ispania...
purviat mi suvet e:nikoga ne kazvaite v tarragona ili kudeto i da bilo v catalunia,che kataluncite sa ispantsi:te se vuzpriemat kato otdelna natsiai imat svoi ezik i kultura .
za edin bulgarin v katalunia ne e losho-vse oshte si spomniat koi e stoichkov,a tova ne e malko!
Hiking - Do take time to meander!
Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of the Old Town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discerrible order or object. We rewarded ourselves with a cool cup of gelato for our effort! But you won´t do justice to the entire city of Tarragona whenever you won´t visit other parts. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around Placa Imperial Tarraco are hearthclutchingly beautiful, and the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.
There are trully more than enough vibrant cultural scenes to see, like the ruins of Theatre Roma and for example the great arena Placa de Braus. Via Forum Local Roma, Placa Corsini, with its beautiful Mercat Central, we ended up at the Rambla Nova, which is probably the most important street of Tarragona. It lead to a great viewing point called Balco de Mediterrani, where we could get great views at the lower parts of the city. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Tarragona might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy! Have a look at Tarragona Packing List.
Best steak in town!!
I stumbled upon this restaurant by recommendation from some of my Argentine friends living in Salou. They all said it was the best Argentine restaurant in the area. And you know what?! They were right!!
I've been there several times, taking many friends and visitors with me. When they return, they always want to go back and hit the restaurant again. Its a small venue, that fills up quickly. But if you give your name, you can walk the old town for a few minutes, return and they should have a table for you. Everything here is good, and I mean everything. They have leg of lamb, steak, sausages, roasts, grilled vegetables... all done Argentine style.
And like all places in Spain and Argentina, the wines are abundant and delicious!
Town hall building stands in Plaza de la Fuente. The square was created at a place, where ancient Roman circus was located. Nowadays here stands a building of first half of 19th century, called differently as Ajuntament.
Plaza de la Fuente is a cozy place with some restaurants, bars around. We took a dayly meal in one of them.