Three Places of Historical or Cultural Interest in Costa Dorada
With 216km of coastline, it’s perhaps no wonder that Costa Dorada translates directly as ‘golden coast’. With crystal clear turquoise waters, glorious golden beaches and a beautifully expansive natural landscape, it’s immediately obvious why 3.5 million people visit Costa Dorada each year. But, what’s there to explore? In this post, we take a look at three places of historical or cultural interest in Costa Dorada.
#3 Gaudi Centre, Reus
Reus is the birthplace of Gaudi, and the Gaudi Centre is the towns tribute to its most famous son.
With over 1,200m2 of exhibition space, it’s packed with audiovisual technology and is the only interpretive centre that deals with both the life and the works of one of the world’s most brilliant and bonkers minds.
The centre has something for all the senses and will open up your minds to new experiences. It begins by showcasing the modernist tradition and how this relates to Reus to this day, as well as the works of Gaudi. The second floor looks at Gaudi as an innovator, taking a detailed look at the thoughts and processes of some of his most innovative work, including La Sagrada Familia. Finally, on the top floor, it examines the idea of ‘the universal Gaudi’, showcasing his influences and his legacy.
If you’re interested in art and culture, the Gaudi Centre is a must see. You can find more information here.
#2 Circ Roma, Tarragona
Built in the 1st century AD, the circus is an amazing spectacle which has been preserved beautifully. The Roman circus of Tarraco is breath-taking to witness, from the below ground vaults to the fantastically preserved stadia, there’s plenty to see, explore and learn. A particular highlight is the display of the chariot course, and you can really imagine being in the stadium at the time of the events.
You also get an incredible view of the old town from the rooftop and a sense of the history thanks to the scaled down models on display. Ticket information is available here.
#1 Pont del Diable, Tarragona
Known as the ‘Devil’s Bridge’, the Pont del Diable used to supply Tarragona with water from the Francoli river. Through a network of conduits and aqueducts, the water was carried an impressive 10kms to reach Tarragona.
Perfect for those who love to explore, Pont del Diable provides incredible photo opportunities thanks to the amazing views and surrounding woodland walks.
Costa Dorada is packed with history and culture, and the area is definitely a must-see. Basing yourself near Salou or Tarragona will provide you with the best possible base for all these activities, and with a number of hospitality options, such as Eurocamp parc, sorting your accommodation couldn’t be easier. The only question that remains is, when will you book your flights?