Moving into Spain after spending some time in France (the previous blog is here) we headed to the east coast. We never had any real plans for this part of the trip and so made decisions as we travelled is effect. We had wanted to see Tarragona for while and our general plans fitted with this idea. There are a number of campsites along the coast near Tarragona. The only downside in general is that the main railway line runs along the coast in this area so campsites tend to be close to it.
We had visited Barcelona a few years ago. We enjoyed it however talking to another motorhomer shortly after that visit they said that they preferred Tarragona – we always wondered why. In a sense the old town is more interesting than Barcelona I guess. Small streets with little shops is something that can be found in other old cities in Europe and elsewhere fairly easily. Add in Roman remains and fewer locations can offer that.
We visited by bus (cheaply) one day and took a look around. It didn’t take us long to realised that we liked the city. All too soon it was time to catch the bus back to the campsite at Torredembarra. On the bus back we agreed that we would like to visit again. The campsite we were on was due to close a week or so after we planned to leave so we needed to fit in all we could before then. Torredembarra itself was a pleasant Spanish town. The coastal stretch was a very good beach and promenade. The town itself – slightly inland – was well provided with shops and cafes. Part of the town was very old with streets and architecture to match.
After staying here we headed a little south past the Ebro delta to Peniscola. We stayed there for a relatively short period a couple of years ago and not really found it to our taste – would going back there be a mistake? It is the subject of the next blog here.