Salou, Spain

Salou is a seaside resort and tourist centre in Catalonia, about 10 km from Tarragona on the Costa Daurada, and little over 92km to central Barcelona. Aside from its string of beaches interrupted by rocky coves, and its landscaped promenade, one of its main attractions is the Port Aventura complex, formerly owned by the Universal Studios chain of theme parks.

Used as a port by Greeks and Romans, it appeared again in an important historic event, when in 1229 the fleet of James I of Aragon departed from the port of Salou to conquer the Balearic islands, thus creating the Kingdom of Mallorca and in 1286 Alfons III of Aragon also departed from this port to conquer Minorca, the last Muslim territory of the Balearic Islands. Later, Salou became a nest of pirates. After that it was considered an unsafe place, so in 1530 Archbishop of Tarragona decided to erect a new defence tower, now called Torre Vella.

Salou is the tourist capital of the Costa Daurada, due to its many tourist facilities and sandy beaches.


28 Jul 2006 - Salou, Spain

Blackpool with sun is how Salou can be described. Grannies, hens, kids and the lower reaches of society all occupy this patch of Spain in the summer. No matter as I was here to to spend a few days with a good pal who with the realities of work and distance, limits our contact to usually Christmas and maybe the odd weekend during the year so a few unhurried days was a great way to catch up.
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Salou - Hen night tackiness

Salou - Hen night tackiness

A sight that can be seen in any British city except this is in Spain, binge drinkers and girls in silly hen night outfits.

Why is that people, particularly British females, have a great desire to show off their rotund bodies by focusing on an overhanging, flabby gut?
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