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Torredembarra

  • Torredembarra Castle © Turespaña

    Torredembarra Castle © Turespaña

  
Torredembarra
Tarragona, Catalonia
Tarragona

The town of Torredembarra is privileged to possess one of the few natural beaches left in Catalonia, Els Muntanyans, which has semi-shifting dunes and salt-water lagoons.

Other beaches with a constant flow of tourists are La Paella, where you will find the promenade, and the beach of the Maritime district. Also of interest are the cliffs of El Roquer, which are around 2,000 metres long and 25 metres high; and the port, which provides a wide variety of shopping and leisure opportunities. And in the town's historic quarter you can admire the castle, from the mid-16th century, which began being restored in 1998, and whose importance lies in the fact that it is the only civil building with a new Catalan Renaissance plan which exists in Catalonia. The oldest building in Torredembarra is the town's Tower, probably from the 12th or 13th century and in the Mudejar style. Remaining from the wall which surrounded the city in the 17th century are two entrance gates: Padrines and La Bassa, and the remains of a buttress. Other outstanding buildings are the church of Sant Pere, which houses a baroque organ from 1705; Cal Checo, a building declared to be of Local Cultural Interest; and the lighthouse, which was the last to be built in Spain during the 20th century.

 

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