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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #21
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Old November 6th, 2012, 05:06 PM   #22
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I was lucky because i went in the date of the festivities of the city. And i saw a castell! It's typical of Catalunya, Comunidad Valenciana and Balearic Islands.



They are starting.



They made a 7 floor castell, reaching 10 metres more or less.







My girlfriend made a video.



The music is played with "grallas" (similar to oboes) and kettledrums.



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Old November 8th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #23
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Some images from the Pretorio tower, a nice viewpoint of the city. The old city.






View of the amphitheatre and the sea.





And a view to the 19th century part of the city.



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Old November 8th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #24
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Old November 9th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #25
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #26
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Surrounding the cathedral there is a nice and pintoresque gothic neighbourhood.



Baroque palace with some tomstones in the wall.





There are two roman tombstones sustaining a jewish one.



Another jewish tombstone.



Narrow streets, a lot of shadow in summer.











A convent.



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Old November 10th, 2012, 03:00 PM   #27
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Great series. Very interesting descriptions and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing!
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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #28
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Thanks to you! I'll continue tomorrow.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #29
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Behind the cathedral.



Neogothic building next to the cloister.



Going down a street, a fountain, glazed tiles, flowers... it looks almost andalusian!







All this way is paralel to the roman wall, with big stone blocks.



Arc d'en Toda, little 18th century arc.



At the end of the street, the Sefús house, renaissance little palace of the 16th century, but the arc is roman.





In front of it, the Roser gate, a medieval 12th century door in the roman wall.





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Old November 13th, 2012, 01:11 PM   #30
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The roman wall it's really old, it's the oldest roman construction out of Italy still preserved. It was built in 2nd century b.C. and it was 3.500 metres long, 1.100 still preserved nowadays.



Foto de amphiteatrum.blogspot.com

Going out the Roser gate, at right, there is the walls archeological area. I didn't get in, i had no time.



It's a nice walk with gardens.



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There are several towers, that one is the Bishop tower, modified in the middle ages.



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And Minerva tower, with a relief.



It's dedicated to Minerva goddess.



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I walked along the roman walls by the other side.





A park.



Tintorer tower, was made in the middle ages in the roman wall.





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Old November 13th, 2012, 04:09 PM   #31
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Before the final post, some places I didn't see. San Antonio gate, made in 1737.



Foto de Yearofthedragon, de Wikipedia.

And the roman theatre of Tarragona, in a really bad condition.



Foto de Lluis tgn, de Wikipedia.

It was made at the late 1st century.



Foto de Lluis tgn, de Wikipedia.

Carros square, with the sculpture of the god Mercurio.



Foto de enfo, de Wikipedia.

This little facade is the Metropol theatre.



Foto de deosringas, de Wikipedia.

The most interesting part is inside, because it's a modernist work made by Josep María Jujol in 1908.



Foto de Amadalvarez, de Wikipedia.

I had dinner in "el Serrallo", a typical sailor neighbourhood.



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The "posit de pescadors", the fishermen market was made in 1925.



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The slaughterhouse, nowadays the high school building.



Foto de Bernard Gagnon, de Wikipedia.

Adnd the Paleochristian Necropolis Museum, with more than 2.000 tombs from 3rd yo 7th centuries.



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The tour is ending. First, a little park with a palace very close to my hotel, the "quinta de Sant Rafael".



Little modernist palace built in 1912.









The well.





The building was ruining until 2008, the council bought it and restaured it.



And the final point is 4km away from Tarragona city centre, in the middle of a mediterranean forest. The roman aqueduct, as known as the bridge of the Devil.



It is 217 metres long and the maximum high is 27 metres.



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It was made in the 1st century b.C.



The other side of the aqueduct.









You can cross along it by the upper side, where the water used to be.



This part was very restaured some years ago, this was the previous look.



Foto de jdiezarnal

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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #34
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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #35
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I thought i can continue the thread with another travel i made to Tortosa, an important city in Tarragona province.



Tortosa, capital city of the Baix Ebre (the ending of Ebro river) is about 35.000 people. It's also one of the most monumental cities in Catalunya.

15th century medieval aqueduct in a public parking.



Then I went to the "Reales Colegios" (royal college), a complex composed by three buildings. The church.





Bishops tombs.

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The three buildings are connected, one of the gates.

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San Jorge % Santo Domingo college, only the facade is preserved, the building was destroyed at the spanish Civil War (1936-39).



The church's facade, 1585.





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But the most important building is San Jaime & San Matias college, built in 1578. It was an educative institution founded by emperor Carlos V and destinated to the moriscos education. The moriscos were the muslim people of al Andalus who stayed in Spain and converted to christianism.



It's probably the best civile renaissance building in Catalunya. Here the imperial coat of arms of Carlos V.





The most beautiful part is the renaissance courtyard. At the lower side, faces of moriscos and jews. At the upper side, prophets and apostols. At the middle, kings.





In this frieze there are all the kings of Aragon kingdom, from Ramon Berenguer IV (who conquered Tortosa to the muslims), to Phillip III. At the image, Phillip II.



The Catholic Kings, Isabel of Castilla and Fernando of Aragon. There are all the Aragon kings until the unification of Aragon and Castilla, and since then all the kings of Spain.



Out of the Colegios Reales, some other modern age buildings. The old hospital of Santa Cruz, built in 1768.





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Old November 16th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #36
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The old town is full of medieval streets, but a lot of buildings are really ruined. It combines with some modernist buildings. This one is casa Grego.



It was built in 1907-1908.





Romeu gate, one of the medieval doors.



In front of casa Grego is the Olivera gate, the entry to the cloister of the cathedral.





Gothic window of the cathedral.



Surrounding the cathedral, an arc and the old castle at the top of the city, known as la Suda.



In a wall, a muslim tombstone, Tortosa was in the middle ages the most important muslim city of Catalunya.



The gothic apse.







The baroque facade of the cathedral was never finished.



The project as it was going to be.



In front of it, the bishop palace.



Inside, typical gothic courtyard of catalan architecture.

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The entry to the cathedral is hidden, in a little alley.





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Pics inside the cathedral, but there is a complete post in here -> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...&postcount=450

Labyrinth bunkers under the cloister, Tortosa was an important point in the spanish Civil War.















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Going to the Ebro river, there are some houses. Oliver de Boteller palace, 15th century.

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Another house, 16th century.

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Ebro river, 40 km away from his estuary in the Mediterranean. At the pic, Estat river, years 50.



Franco memorial to the Ebro battle, one of the most important battles at the spanish Civil War.



Bishop's palace.



The old slaughterhouse.



Modernism built in 1908 by Pau Monguio.





Brick, glazed tiles... a mix of modernism and neomudejar styles.









And now the goal is going up to the Suda, a citadel in the highest part of the city, roman origins, later arab and finally christian.





After the christian conquer, the castle was reconverted into an Aragon royal palace. Now is a state-owned hotel.





Some years ago it was discovered a muslim graveyard.



And overall, it's a great viewpoint.



The cathedral.





Railway bridge, 1867.



Estat bridge.



Sant Joan walls.



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Old November 20th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #39
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La Suda. Pic from spain.info



And this one from sagi57 blog.



Going back to the old city, the ruins of a church reconverted into a parking.



Sant Blai church.

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The 19th-20th century part of the city. House Brunet, 1913.





Matheu house, modernist, by Pau Mongio.







Another modernist house.

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Another modernist house close to the market.

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The market, close to the river, a late 19th century building, made in 1886.







Railway bridge.



Teodoro Gonzalez park, made by this major in 1880.



Modernist fountain.





The 14th century gothic market was demolished, but a part was saved and moved to the park in 1933.







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Modernist lake.







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Wonderful! I've been to Tarragona a long time ago and liked it very much, all that Roman heritage is great, and Tortosa is like an open book of Spanish history
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