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Spain in 10 days- 2nd stop: Tortosa

An April 2003 trip to Tortosa by Yadi

Parador Tortosa Photo, Tortosa, Spain More Photos
Quote: Our next stop on our way from Barcelona to Madrid was Tortosa, a small city located in the Cataluña region, Tarragona Province. Situated two hours away from Madrid, Tortosa is home of one of the most beautiful Paradores we visited.

Parador Tortosa

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Parador Tortosa Photo, Tortosa, Spain
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You will feel like royalty in this government-run parador. And with reason, since this castle was built in the fifth century and has more history than many of the books we read in school! This parador sits on top of a mountain in the middle of the city. Each room has its own balcony overlooking the city. I could make up my mind on whether the view from our room was more spectacular in the morning or at night. This four-star hotel has excellent service, superbly decorated and the architecture . . . well, that of a fortress reminiscent of that time. If you are under 30 or over 60 you can request special discounts. Other discounts include 5-day passes in which you can stay at up to five dif...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 17, 2003

Parador Tortosa
Castillo de la Zuda
Tortosa, Spain
(977) 444-450

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Due to the proximity with the Delta river, seafood will be the specialty at this parador. I highly recommend their eel and clam stew seasoned with garlic, olive oil and various local spices. A very unusual combination that is simply delicious! My husband, already a codfish fan, ordered yet another mouth-watering variety of this fish: salted codfish in a bed spinach and raisins with a creamy garlic sauce. Both dishes were absolutely wonderful. From our experience we can say that if you are skeptical about venturing into town trying to find a good restaurant, try dinning at the parador’s restaurant. The usually offer great local dishes at fairly reasonable prices. They also feature an ampl...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 17, 2003

Restaurant at Parador Tortosa
Castillo de la Zuda
Tortosa, Spain
(977) 444-450

Driving to Tortosa

Attraction | "Driving to Tortosa- getting there"

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Driving to Tortosa from Barcelona was a treat in itself. We took highway A7 to exit 40 and followed the signs from there. The highways in Spain are very well marked, and in excellent shape. Along the way we spotted many vineyards, most of them were for cava production (Spain's sparkling wine). You will get a great view of the Costa Dorada along most of A7. Tortosa is about two hours south of Barcelona. You will be going through some tollbooths along the highway, so bring along some change and expect to pay approximately 15 euros one way.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 17, 2003

Driving to Tortosa
From Barcelona to Tortosa through A4
Tortosa, Spain