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SPAIN 2023 – XV

The final images from Tarragona and the last of our stay in Spain. Next stop – UK!


Entrance, Marriott Hotel, Avinguda de Roma, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Street View, Avinguda de Roma, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Torre de les Monges, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

a.k.a. Tower of The Monks


Steps below Torre de les Monges, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Mural, Circ Romà, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

The Circ Romà  is where horse and chariot races were held. It had capacity for 20,000 people. It was built during the reign of Emperor Domitian (81–96 AD) and remained in operation until the 9th century AD.  Today it is classified as a World Heritge Site.


Ruins, Circ Romà, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Sculpture in the Wall, Circ Romà, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Tunnels, Circ Romà, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Torre del Pretori, Castell del Rei, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

a.k.a. – Castle of The King. The Romanesque castle was largely the result of the rehabilitation of a large Roman building that had been part of the provincial forum in the 12th century.


Bricked In, Parròquia de la Santíssima Trinitat, Carrer de Santa Anna, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Doorway, Museu Nacional Arqueològic, Plaza del Rei, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


View to Plaza del Rei from Torre del Pretori o Castell del Rei, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Catedral Basílica Metropolitana i Primada de Santa Tecla de Tarragona, Plaza de la Seu, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


View to Coast, Torre del Pretori, Passeig Saint Antoni, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Amfiteatre de Tarragona, Carrer de William J Bryan, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

The 2nd image was photographed from the top of The King’s Castle, a building traditionally known as the Roman pretories of Augustus or Pilate Tower. The amphitheatre is a World Heritage site constructed in the 2nd century. It could hold up to 15,000 spectators for Roman events.


Plaque, Subdelegación de Defensa en Tarragona, Rambla Vella, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Department of Defense


Monument a Jacint Verdaguer, Plaça de Mossèn Cinto Verdaguer, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Casa de la Punxa, Rambla Nova, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain   c.1940


Parc de la Ciutat, Avinguda de Roma, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Parking is at a Premium, Carrer d’August, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain