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Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

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Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

Flight booked for late May 2011 but now wondering where to stay?

Love Barcelona but don't plan to go back this trip.

Ideal place would be up-market cultured town, not city, to use as base for day trips in car to neighbouring attractions.

We thought Gerona was fantastic but again having stayed there would like to try somewhere new.

Last holiday was perfect in Provence/Langudoc when we stayed in Uzes and day-tripped to Avignon, Arles etc

Any recommendations please?

We are in our 50s and enjoy hassle-free, cultured places etc

Thanks

Tarragona, Spain
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1. Re: Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

Try Tarragona.

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2. Re: Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

Thanks Mr Scott- I'll research into that.

What about recommended places for day visits from my chosen base?

Cheers

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3. Re: Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

Or, inland, Vilafranca del Penedes.

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4. Re: Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

In late May Sitges or Vilanova is a good choice. Tarragona too.

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5. Re: Base within approx 1 hour drive of Barcelona airport

Tarragona was a major Roman city. They have recently made strides in displaying their remains and doing them up.

1) The Roman walls, the Roman amphitheatre, the El Mèdol Quarry[out of town], the Roman aqueduct (just outside town off a very busy dual carriageway; "ull" = "watch the traffic"), Roman forum.

Should be on

www.museutgn.org

2) National Archeological Museum,Early Christian Museum and Necropolis.

Should be on

www.mnat.es

3) Cathedral (+ diocesan museum) and surrounding upper town.

4) Casa Castellarnau; nobleman´s house from 16(?)th C

Out of town

5) Roman Mausoleum of Centelles in Constanti.

6) Roman villa of Els Munts in Altafulla

7) The Cistercian route encompassing Santes Creus, Poblet and Vallbona de les Monges

www.larutadelcister.info

Hope the links work.

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