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Praetorium and Roman
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photo - The Roman amphitheater also
contains the remains of a church from the
located on the Mediterranean and
is an active industrial port. It can
easily be reached from Barcelona
by train or bus.
Right -The view as one enters the
read that the premier Roman attraction
in Tarragona is the Museu i
Above - Excavations at the Museu i
indicated the museum is only a
twenty-minute walk from the
center of town, so off we headed.
After about 30 minutes, we reach
the entrance to the museum
grounds; taking a ramp downward,
we find our path is blocked by a
gate. Almost by accident, we
notice a door in the wall. Pushing on it, we discover a
small museum under the sidewalk.
We soon learn that due to a lack of
funds, the excavations that are
the heart of the museum have been
closed to the visitor for several
into the unexpected
often leaves one with a
travel memory to treasure.
I had not
planned our time in
Tarragona well. I wanted
to get some photos of the
old city wall, but it was
already getting dark.
in the wall's general direction
we see fewer and fewer
natives in the street. Then
turning a corner, we spy a young
gentlemen on stilts, hanging onto a traffic sign. My companion
and I wait, thinking we'll soon be
treated to a display of stilt
walking. I take out my
camera and snap the photo above.
Minutes go by and we decide we'd
better be moving on. As the young
man starts to fade from view, I
take one quick glance back. Still
motionless, he clings to the sign.
Later I wonder to myself, "How
does one get off stilts that