Beaches and Coves COASTAL TRAILS AND ROUTE PROPOSALS

3. FROM ALTAFULLA TO TORREDEMBARRA, A PARADISE OF COVES

El Tarragonès, Tarragona

Route description:

 

This route from Altafulla to Torredembarra is worth doing taking advantage of the train stops. If you come from far, we recommend you get off at the Altafulla train station. You can accede to the beach through an old stone bridge that faces directly onto the beach and promenade. On the beach, the old Roman Villa del Munts is signalized. We continue northwards to the impressive red rock cliffs. We continue walking until we reach a small cove, Canyadell Beach, and a  a cliff called Bramadora Rock,  that leads us to the famous Torredembarra lighthouse, from where you can already see the town´s marina. Inside, there is the well-known Roca Foradada from which hot water springs and where, years ago, the people of the town went to bathe. We cross the marina and arrive at the beginning of the Passeig Marítim de Torredembarra, the promenade. Right there, at the same roundabout, you will find the La Guadalupe boat. The promenade is very wide and is full of bars to eat or take a good vermouth. Just in front of the promenade is the large Platja de la Paella beach in Torredembarra, where we can have a good swim. And the route has come to an end. From there we will see the indications that will take us to the Renfe rail station of Torredembarra, from where we can return home.

 

Route type: Linear route

Point of departure: Renfe rail station of

Altafulla

Point of arrival: Renfe rail station of 

Torredembarra

Difficulty: low

Distance: 4.64  km

Duration: 1 hour and 34 minutes

Points of interest: Although located not exactly on the Camí de Ronda, one of the most interesting points if you plan to spend the day walking from Altafulla to Torredembarra is the Dels Munts Roman Villa, Unesco World Heritage, one of the most important of Roman Hispania in its category. It is a residential complex, with rich decorative elements, that shows us how the residence of a top civil szervant officer of the administration of Tarraco looked like. At the end of the route we find another interesting element, which is none other than the La Guadalupe boat, a traditional boat restored, placed on a roundabout in Torredembarra and that shows the marine essence of the town. 


Altafulla
 

Do you want your day to be complete?

A walk through Altafulla

This is a good time to stroll through the streets and squares of  Vila Closa d’Altafulla, the walled historic center declared of National Interest by the Generalitat de Catalunya in 1998.

 

Do you like lighthouses?

In this route you can have a unique panoramic view of the Mediterranean ascending to the last lighthouse built in the twentieth century. The Torredembarra Lighthouse is the one with the highest tower in all of Catalonia. A good way to touch the sky with your fingertips!

 

Spiritual charm

And if you want to give yourself a gastronomic whim, you can do it in the Hotel Gran Claustre, located in the old residence of the Theresian Nuns of the 18th century next to the Castle of the Marquises of Tamarit. The chef of his restaurant has the recognition of the Michelin Guide, and if you try the Spa, you will come out renewed!

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