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Through Vila-seca, La Pineda and La Plana

La Pineda Playa
Through Vila-seca, La Pineda and La Plana

 The town of Vila-Seca, located in Tarragona, is formed by the population of Vila-seca, the tourist resort of Pineda and La Plana. Leaving La Pineda come-on for the AP-7, exit 35 - the road towards 3148 TV-N / NO to Vila-seca. Cross the road C-31B to a roundabout known as the steamroller, and 400 meters further, we arrive at the shrine of the Virgen de la Pineda century XII and basilica. Inside there is a Baroque altarpiece dating Antonio Ochando XVIII. At the top of the altar, there is an image of St. Stephen, patron of Vila-Seca, and the side of the San Juan and St. Bernard. Today the church is closed, but on Easter Monday and on 8 December trades are held. Continue on the same road, before turning left to enter the village, we cross the drink. Pointed out that cross the boundary between the terms of Salou and Vila-seca. Already in the old town of Vila-seca, we can see the portal of San Antonio Street Our Lady of La Pineda. It is the only preserved gate of the ancient wall that surrounded and protected the twin town of attacks by Arabs. We crossed the portal of San Antonio and walk a few meters. We reach the church square, where we find the church of St. Stephen, the late s. Protomàrtir XII, dedicated to St. Stephen. The bell became the duties of defense tower. The church's style of transition between Gothic and Renaissance. Situated opposite the temple facade on the right we see the tower of the Abbey, on the corner of the church square with the High Street. The current structure dating from XVI. Originally, the tower was lower. In one of the oldest streets of Vila-seca, the Riudoms there Delme tower, dating from XV. The street of Castillejos, we can see the cellar of the Agricultural Cooperative, founded in 1917. At other times, Vilaseca lived exclusively from agriculture. Very close to the winery, see the castle of Count Sicart of private property. It has a certain modernist look. To stop the Castle every year for San Antonio, is held the traditional body of Saint Anthony, with horse racing. We can also see the Greek town of Cal · lípolis, currently under excavation and study. End of itinerary. Landmarks Ermita de la Virgen de la Pineda La Pineda Region: Tarragona Distance: 5.0 km Signage: Yes Duration: 5 hours Topics: Nature | Culture Types: Cultural Heritage     Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 01/03/2011

Tags: costa dorada, la pineda, visit salou, visit cambrils, visit tarragona, visit reus, visit la pineda playa
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