one day in tarragona was a great last minute idea!

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in theory, i was going to barcelona for 4 days. in practice, my bf was nice and helped me change my ticket so that i could spend some time in tarragona.

i woke up in the morning and hopped in the train. i knew the tracks will run along the edge of the sea for a good portion of the way and i was looking forward to it.

i arrived in tarragona, i got off and found a street map sign. i decided on a loose itinerary and set off.

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you can see the roman amphitheater down there. it’s probably the largest of the roman remains you will find around town.

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this was one of the few things on my list. i went in to see la capilla de san pablo and i loved it.

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this is it!

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can you spot the wise sleeping ginger cat?

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this is the main attraction of the day: la catedral basilica de tarragona. 5 euros will buy you access to this complicated cathedral and to all of its annexes. it was beautiful and empty, most probably because i was there on a friday morning.

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my favorite part was the garden, hidden, sunny and quiet.

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afterwards, i spet my hours just walking around. and i have no complaints.

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this is mercado publico. i couldn’t get a better pic because of the ongoing works. but inside, nothing was affected.

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this is a cheese library and i wish i could get all the knowledge it had to offer.

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this is el serrallo, a part of the town that used to be a fishing village.

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i walked back to the train station and i spent my train ride to bercelona day dreaming about future times when i’ll get off the train in random tiny train stations on the edge of the sea.

i hadn’t visited tarragona before and i really enjoyed my time there. check it out if you can!

photo credits: little aesthete

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