Friday, August 1, 2014

CATALONIA: CASTLE OF TAMARIT


The Castle of Tamarit was built in the 12th century in Romanesque style. Its walls protected the watchtower, the parish church, the abbey, and the houses of some gentlemen.

This castle is located beside the Gaia river between Tarragona and Altafulla and its function was to defend the coast of pirates and the Ottoman.

With the reconquest against Muslims, defending the attack by sea pirates and the protection of Mediterranean trade were the reasons for building a watchtower, which nowadays it stills remains.

It was in the fourteenth century, when the castle was earmarked for coastal surveillance to prevent attacks by pirates, and later, during the reign of Peter IV of Aragon , Castle and Vila Closa was surrounded by a wall that comes directly on coastal rocks, protecting his flank more exposed to the sea.




Castle of Tamarit
Castle of Tamarit from Tamarit beach was built in Romanesque style


Castle of Tamarit
Castle of Tamarit with its chapel and watchtower from the beach of Tamarit in Tarragona



Castle of Tamarit
Castle and beach of Tamarit in Tarragona


Cala Jovera beside the Castle of Tamarit
Cala Jovera beside the Castle of Tamarit



Cala Jovera and Castle of Tamarit
Castle of Tamarit from Cala Jovera beach in Costa Daurada




Cala Jovera beside the Castle of Tamarit
Cala Jovera on the left and Tamarit beach are the two beaches beside the castle of Tamarit



Cala Jovera beside the Castle of Tamarit
Cala Jovera and Castle of Tamarit in Tarragona



Below you can see the places we visited during the three days we spent in Miami Playa and Hospitalet de l'Infant:


Day 1




Day 2


Day 3





More interesting places you can visit in Costa Daurada are:


Near Costa Daurada you can visit the following medieval villages and places:

Other medieval places you can visit in Catalonia would be:


Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more beautiful places in Catalonia.


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