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TRIP TO TORTOSA, COSTA DAURADA, SPAIN.

Baroque Cathedral

On one of my many stays in Salou Spain, i took a train ride from Salou to Tortosa . It is pleasant place ,with
history going back to Roman times. Tortosa is on the River Ebro at an altitude of 12m [ 39ft]. The population is about 33,500. It was badly damaged in the Spanish Civil War. when it fell to the Nationalists in 1938. Many lives were lost.
There is a castle , i didn't have time to visit. I did visit the Cathedral of St. Mary. Building started in 1347 and was consecrated
in 1597. It as a baroque facade, 3 Naves and Cloister. I returned to Salou by train. PLEASE NOTE i see from RENFE
timetables ,that Salou Train Station closed on 13th Jan 2020.because a new line had been built bypassing the resort town of Salou. Trains still go to Tortosa from Cambrils ,a short bus ride from Salou.
TORTOSA  SPAIN.  --Inside ,clean  ,modern  market.

TORTOSA SPAIN. --Inside ,clean ,modern market.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN. --  Indoor  Market.  Food Stalls and Bars.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. -- Indoor Market. Food Stalls and Bars.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.

TORTOSA, SPAIN.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN. -- Hot weather makes me  thirsty..---That's  my excuse.!

TORTOSA, SPAIN. -- Hot weather makes me thirsty..---That's my excuse.!

TORTOSA,  SPAIN. --Mind You ,it was nice  beer.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. --Mind You ,it was nice beer.

TORTOSA ,  SPAIN.   Town  centre.

TORTOSA , SPAIN. Town centre.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.   -- Narrow street in town  centre.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. -- Narrow street in town centre.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN..-- Memorial in middle of river Ebro. --Monument to Battle of De l Ebro.

TORTOSA, SPAIN..-- Memorial in middle of river Ebro. --Monument to Battle of De l Ebro.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.    Down by the river Ebro.--Stat  bridge.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. Down by the river Ebro.--Stat bridge.

TORTOSA , SPAIN -- Church of the Roser,with bell tower.   Damaged in Spanish  Cival  War  1938.

TORTOSA , SPAIN -- Church of the Roser,with bell tower. Damaged in Spanish Cival War 1938.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.  Cathedral of St. Mary,  baroque  facade.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. Cathedral of St. Mary, baroque facade.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.   Cloister of  cathedral.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. Cloister of cathedral.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN. ---Cathedral  cloister.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. ---Cathedral cloister.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.  Cathedral of St. Mary , nave.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. Cathedral of St. Mary , nave.

TORTOSA,  SPAIN.    Lovely weather.

TORTOSA, SPAIN. Lovely weather.

TORTOSA  Station is the end of a branch line.   --Tarragona is 90 km.---Barcelona  150 km.

TORTOSA Station is the end of a branch line. --Tarragona is 90 km.---Barcelona 150 km.

Inside  RENFE    carriage on  return  trip.

Inside RENFE carriage on return trip.

History back to Roman Times.

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