Let’s spend a weekend in Tarragona, learning about the history of the city, visiting the Roman aqueduct and amphitheatre and do a part of coastal path Camino de Ronda.
Saturday: Acueducto de les Ferreres
First of all, we’ll go visit the Ferreres aqueduct (also known as Pont del Diable). The famous Pont del Diable is just a fragment of a long canalization which was used to bring water to the city from the Francolí River. The water was collected in the Rourell area, 92 meters above sea level, and was conducted for more than ten kilometers through the various pipes and aqueducts of various measures. The one we’ll visit – les Ferreres, is about 217 meters long, a maximum of 27 meters high and almost 2 meters wide, the upper level is 25 arches and the bottom 11, with 5.90 meter gaps. It was built in the first century with large dry ashlars that form a double line of arcades.
In the afternoon we’ll have time to explore the old city and walk around, learning about the history of the town, visiting the mural, Praetorium and Roman Circus and the amphiteatre. Afterwards we can rest for a while in the apartments and go out in the evening to have dinner in some nice place close by.
Sunday: Camino de Ronda
Caminos de Ronda were used centuries ago to unite an extensive network of watchtowers that served to monitor the coast in case of possible arrival of assailants or dangerous boats from the sea. Today, some of these roads have been recovered for public use: short hiking trails that cross beaches, coastal forests and beautiful cliffs, serving to learn the history of their creation and even anecdotes that occurred in some places.
More info: escapadarural.com
We’ll take the bus to the start of our hike – Castillo de Tamarit and make our way back on foot, passing by various coves (Cala la Móra, Cala Fonda, Platja Roca Plana) and beaches near Tarragona. The hikes finishes at the amphiteatre, from where we can go have lunch, and go back to Valencia afterwards.
We will stay in Apartamentos Rera Sant Domenech in the old town of Tarragona. The apartments have bedrooms with individual beds, a living area with a sofa and a kitchen equipped with a hob, microwave, and fridge. Kitchenware is also included. Towels and bed linen are provided.