Saturday, August 2, 2014

CATALONIA: ROC DE SANT GAIETA

Roc de Sant Gaietà is a picturesque urbanization built between 1964 and 1972. It was designed as a sort of fishing village with buildings decorated using old architectural styles (Gothic, Moorish) or imitating corners typical of several areas of Spain or Europe (Andalusian courtyards, Galician granaries, Sardinian houses  ...).

In the streets of Sant Roc Gaietà you can find wonders of Romanesque, Arabic, Gothic styles and more interesting buildings from other areas of the Spanish geography, which give an air of typical Mediterranean village, such as:


  • Islamic style door called "Porta Mora" with more buildings in Islamic and Moorish around it.
  • Passage of the Arches: This corridor or passage is a replica of the style of the "Emerald Coast" north of the island of Sardinia.
  • Gothic building
  • Patio Andaluz (Andalusian courtyard)
  • Replica of a typical City Hall
  • Replica of the main door of the Cathedral of Avila
  • Facade built in a style of northern Spain
  • Romanesque cloister

Below you can see some pictures of some of these buildings and corners of Roc de Sant Gaietà:


Islamic Door



Porta Mora in Roc de Sant Gaieta
Islamic style door called "Porta Mora" in Roc de Sant Gaietà



Islamic door of Roc de Sant Gaieta
A closer view of the Islamic door of Roc de Sant Gaietà


Gardens beside Roc de Sant Gaieta
Gardens beside the entrance of Roc de Sant Gaietà




Sardinian House



Roc de Sant Gaieta in Costa Daurada
The white arches of Roc de Sant Gaietà are typical of Sardinian houses


Masia Catalana



Masia Catalana in Roc de Sant Gaieta
On the right a typical Masia Catalana (Catalan Farmhouse) in Roc de Sant Gaietà


Gothic Building



Gothic building in Roc de Sant Gaieta
Gothic building in Roc de Sant Gaietà


Andalusian courtyards




Roc de Sant Gaieta in Tarragona
Nice corner with a well in Roc de Sant Gaietà




Andalusian courtyard in Roc de Sant Gaieta
Patio Andaluz (Andalusian courtyard)



Beach of Roc de Sant Gaietà




Beach of Roc de Sant Gaieta
Beach of Roc de Sant Gaietà in Costa Daurada



Beach of Roc de Sant Gaieta
Umbrellas on the beach of Roc de Sant Gaietà


As well as Roc de Sant Gaietà we also visited the following places during the days we spent in Costa Daurada:



Day 1




Day 2


Day 3



In Costa Daurada I visited these places too:


Costa Daurada



In Tarragona, and near Costa Daurada, you can spend the day visiting:




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