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tarragona, spain

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What area should we stay near to walk to most of the sites? Please name streets if possible. Is the placa de la font a good area to be based near?

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Dincy, apologies...ignore the above. I thought you were asking about Barcelona! Doh!

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A few years ago I stayed at a hotel right on Placa de la Font. It wasn't fancy but was clean, comfortable and my room had a balcony overlooking the square. I'd stay there again when I return.


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Tarragona is beautiful, we have stayed at the AC Tarragona just down from the Bus station. and we had views over the city park.

We are staying hopefully at mentioned Hotel Placa del la Font for santa Tecla in September.

When are you coming over?

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Agree with the above posts.Hotel Placa de la Font is pleasant and the balcony rooms are entertaining. I think we've stayed there four times now. At Santa Tecla time the view from the rooms is amazing because most of the big parades come past and Senorita Kaz will have a wonderful time, but even on an ordinary day, especially morning with the sun flooding into the square it is lovely just to stand and watch as Tarragona goes about her business.

Placa de la Font is well placed for exploring the city centre with easy access to the old quarter, the cathedral and the major Roman antiquities. Make sure you have a look at the Passeig Arqueologic which seems to get unfairly overlooked by many and head down to Serallo (the port area) for lunch on at least one day. The walk from the centre is down hill and perhaps 20-30 minutes and if you read the map carefully there are escalators on the way back up to dodge the steep bit if you're feeling a bit full.

Don't forget, though, that Tarragona has its own forum on TA.

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We stayed in Tarragona over Christmas - many reviews on the subject that may help. There weren't that many hotels to choose from and the one we chose, the AC Marriot, was fine, but not great. I did look at the one suggested by pandachris, but felt that it would be too noisy at night with all the restaurants and bars in the square. We did walk past it and it looked nice, but I like to stay somewhere quieter. The AC is 5 mins from the bus station, but you need to walk about 20 mins to the main attractions, of which there are many. Tarragona is a great place and compact, so it's easy to walk around everything that you might want to see.

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