Along the coastal drive, Tarragona holds one of the most significant Roman sites in the country. The description in guidebooks say this it the stop to make to take in history. The seaside facing amphitheatre is a bit underwhelming as it's located next to a primary school as though it's not a big deal. But on a sunny say with blue skies, you can picture history with the Romans coming in by boat. It is amazing to think about how this was built in the 1st and 2nd centuries, B.C.
Before getting back in the car for the last of the drive, about 2.5 hours to go, we took a break for merienda, or an afternoon snack. We're in Spain, that means to have to have a mid-day break and eat. We stopped at Spain's most known department store, El Corte Inglés. Every El Corte throughout the country has a grocery in the basement and at least one restaurant on its top floors, which is perfect for a meal or snack. The Tarragona El Corte restaurant served one of the best churros con chocolate of the trip - who would have thought it was going to be here in the department store of this town.
|Roman ruins in Tarragona|