Monday, April 4, 2011

Thomas DiBlasi - March 21, 22

Terragona, Spain

On March 21 and 22, a dozen of us spent time exploring the historical city of Tarragona, Spain. Tarragona is filled with fascinating ancient history. It used to be called Tarracco when it was ruled by the Roman Empire. The town is secluded from the neighboring towns due to walls that were built in the second century. Some of the major historical landmarks that we encountered include the Amphitheatre, Roman Circus, Provincial Forum, National Archaeological Museum, the remnants of the King’s castle, and the remains of the Church of Our Lady of the Miracle. The site that intrigued me most was the Roman Circus. Here, the people would enjoy horse-drawn chariot races. Tarragona’s circus is one of the most preserved circuses in the West. Most of the circus is still under nineteenth century buildings. While the Roman Circus held my attention the most, there is so much history there that every one of us had a different favorite.

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