Following our week in Valencia, we travelled up the East coast of Spain by train to Tarragona on April 18th. Girona would be our final destination in Spain before leaving for France but Valencia to Girona was quite a long haul and a bit messy involving a change of train and a long layover in Barcelona and so we decided to break the journey at Tarragona. We knew nothing about the place but it was a convenient stop over and the place gets a decent write up because of its history with lots of ancient ruins dating back to the time when it was part of a Roman colony.
We stayed at the Alexandra Aparthotel with a decent room and good wifi and well located just outside the old town, handy for shops, restaurants and the Roman stuff.
Tarragona proved a good choice. Its attractive old town with the usual narrow car free streets has some very nice shops, restaurants and bars. There are lots of nice squares, a very interesting cathedral and with the usual excellent food market there was plenty to fill a couple of days although its fair to say we really used this as a rest break following what had been for us a hectic week in Valencia.