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Tarragona was a pleasant day trip from Barcelona, only about 50 minutes by train along the coast. It was an ancient Roman city, as important as Barcelona back in Roman times, with several ancient ruins excavated. They have excavated the Roman amphitheater, which in later years was made into a church, a prison and a nunnery. It’s fascinating to see these greater than 2,000 year old structures and imagine a gladiator walking into the arena with thousands of people cheering in the stands. I’ve always been fascinated by the Greek and Roman period, so since I didn’t make it to either, this was the next best thing 🙂

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Here is where a church was built into the amphitheater, you can make out that it’s in the shape of a cross.

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This tunnel is the only thing that is remaining of the Roman circus building.

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Carrying on with the narrow streets theme…

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And of course a church

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All in all a pleasant morning spent on Tarragona

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