DOSSIER
IX MEETING INTERNACIONAL SIMCA
8, 9, 10, 11, 12 DE MAYO DEL 2008





PROGRAM

THURSDAY 8:

· Welcome for the first participants. Free time to settle, to go to the beach, to walk and to recover due to the long trip realized.

FRIDAY 9 AM:

· Welcome to the rest participants
· 9,00 h. trip to visit the REAL MONASTERY DE SANTES CREUS (1er. group)
· 9,00 h. Trip to visit the Roman Tarragon (1er. group)

FRIDAY 9 PM:

· 15,00 h. trip to visit the REAL MONASTERY DE SANTES CREUS (2º. group)
· 15,00 h. Trip to visit the Roman Tarragona (2º. group)
· 16,00 h. to 18,00 h. The reminder pictures will be made in the suitable point, (under the banner of the Meeting). We remind you that you will receive them later on by mail postcard.

FRIDAY 9 NIGHT:

· 20,30 h. Welcome act: Recital of Havanan and "rom cremat" on the warm Sea Mediterranean. (Typical songs of fishermen and popular drink of these acts). You cannot lose it!

SATURDAY 10 AM:

· 9,00 h. trip to visit the REAL MONASTERY DE SANTES CREUS (3er. group)
· 9,00 h. trip to visit the Roman Tarragona (3er. group)
· 10,00 h. to 13,00 h. The pictures reminder will be made in the suitable point, (under the banner of the Meeting). We remind you that you will receive them later on by mail postcard.
· 14,00 h. Great popular paella accompanied by a delicious sangria.

SATURDAY 10 PM:

· From 15,00 h. to 18,00 h. Great exhibition of vehicles for the delight of all the participants and visitors. While our jury will examine and it will punctuate the cars.
· During the afternoon we will be able to enjoy all kinds of activities together.
· 19,00 h. Allotment of prizes.
· 20,30 h. It has a gala dinner, great popular dance and party end.
· During Saturday we will meet all the presidents of CLUB SIMCA to change impressions of following Meetings.

SUNDAY 11

· Those that you want it will be able to have entrances with special prices to visit our magnify Thematic Park "PORTAVENTURA."
· The organization will offer you all kinds of routes, trips and interesting tourist places for all those that you want to make some visit freely any day of the Meeting.


INTERESTING DETAILS

DISTANCE UNTIL CAMPING "LAS PALMERAS"

From the Border to the Camping: 245 Km.
From Irún to the Camping: 517 Km.
From Andorra to the Camping: 180 Km.
Entry by Highway Boulou - La Jonquera: When you are in Spain you will be in the AP-7 Highway. In the toll of La Jonquera pick for the ticket.


THE TOLL COST UNTIL EXIT 32 (TORREDEMBARRA).

The toll of La Roca del Vallés: 10,40 €
The toll of Martorell: 3,20 €
The toll of El Vendrell: 2,50 €

Those who come by Bayonne-Irún, you have to go to San Sebastian (Donostia) direction and then later to Pamplona, and after to Zaragoza, towards Lérida (Lleida). From Zaragoza to the junction with Highway AP-7 you will be in AP-2 Highway. As you will be in the AP-7 (Barcelona-Valencia), you will follow Tarragona direction until find the exit 32 (Torredembarra).

In all cases you will leave Highway here. Remember: EXIT 32 (TORREDEMBARRA). You will continue towards Tarragona in the N-340 national road. You will arrive to "Las Palmeras" Camping in 1.168,5 Km. Welcome!


PRICE OF FUEL

The price of Diesel fuel ranges between 0,98 y 1,01 €
The price of 95 octane unleaded petrol is around 1,05 €
The price of 98 unleaded petrol is around 1,16 €

SPEEDS ALLOWED IN SPAIN

Highway: 120 Km./hour.
Freeways: 100 Km./hour
National Roads: 90 Km./hour
Cities: 50 Km./hour

Attention to radar!

 

TAXE OF ALCOHOL IN BLOOD AND BREATH IN AIR ALLOWED


Licence A1, TO and B. Licensing (LCC, LCM, LVA): they won't be able to drive with a superior rate to 0,5 g/l of alcohol in blood or 0,25 mg/l of alcohol in exhaled air.

Other Licences (included authorization BTP: they won't be able to drive with a superior rate to 0,3 g/l of alcohol in blood or 0,15 mg/l of alcohol in exhaled air.

Beginners during the first 2 years (all the licences): they won't be able to drive with a superior rate of 0,3 g/l of alcohol in blood or 0,15 mg. / l of alcohol in exhaled air.

 


TELEPHONES OF INTEREST


For any problem that you have in the Highway, you can contact the blue telephone of ACESA during the 24 hours. 0034 902 20 03 20 : To know the traffic situation, forecasts, itineraries, rates and the whole information that you could need to help you to enjoy the trip.

EMERGENCIES TELEPHONE: 112
(This telephone will put you in contact with: ambulance, police, or fireman)

 

INTERNAL RULES


Ø The participants of the meeting must follow the internal rules of the camping. We remind you that from 00,00 h. to 07,00 h. the barrier of entrance will be closed, therefore one won't be able to enter neither to leave the camping by car.

Ø The organization of the Meeting neither the same LAS PALMERS Camping will take the responsibility in any moment of the personal objects of the participants.

Ø At your arrival, the organization of the Meeting will make you delivery of the corresponding badge of the rallye. It is obligatory their placement in the vehicle. You will also be given a sticker with your participant number.

Ø The organization of the Meeting will also give you a rood book with wide information of the event: programmed Exits, telephones and data of interest, a copy of our civil liability policy, as well as a copy of each one of the corresponding traffic permits for the organized trips.

Ø In the same way, you will be given at the arrival a bracelet for each driver and accompanying, this bracelet will be in different colour according to the forfait that you have chosen. It is obligatory that you put it during the event, that way you will help the organisation of the Meeting.

Ø The platforms "carry-cars" they will take a dedicate place for their parking.

Ø We remind you that in May the beaches do not have the Baywatch service LA Cruz Roja, so you must carry on an extreme caution with your children.

Ø The security and the behaviour of those smaller will always be responsibility of the adults that still with them.

Ø The exit tourist are not sport tests neither a competition. We ask you that you respect the circulation code, as well as the indications of the police that accompany us or that can find along our road. It is also indispensable that you take your documentation and the vehicle one above.

Ø The salespersons vehicles will be able to park in the place dedicated especially for them.

Ø It is forbidden the sale of replacements and other objects outside of the specific place that we have dedicated to the salespersons.

Ø The organization of the Meeting is reserved the right of expelling from the same one to all person that behaves an undue way with the rest of participants or of campers. Also to all person that drives in a rash way.

 


INSCRIPTION DEADLINE: MONDAY 7 OF APRIL 2008

 

Inscriptions for the activities of the IX INTERNATIONAL MEETING SIMCA

Post Code 1022 - 43280 Reus-Tarragona
Tel: 00 34 977 81 53 11 // 00 34 659 10 67 18
web: groups.msn.com/clubsimca
e-mail: clubsimca@hotmail.com
internacionalsimca2008@hotmail.com

 

INSCRIPTION LEAF
Personal data:

Nº partner CSE Dates
Name Last names
Adress
Post Code City
Sate Country
Telephone Cell phone
E-mail

Vehicle Data:

Number Plate Year
Brand Model

THE RELATED RATES ARE RESERVED FOR THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE IX INTERNATIONAL MEETING SIMCA. THESE RATES ARE EQUALLY APPLICABLE TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE VEHICLE. THE RATES ARE UNDERSTOOD BY VEHICLES. THE ENTRANCES TO THE DIVERSE TRIPS ARE FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS

Inscription Price:

Partners to 15 €: _____ €
Non partners to 20 €: _____ €

Choose your day of arrival according to your possibility:

Thursday 8 May Friday 9 May Saturday 10 May Sunday 11 May Monday 12 May

 

The reservations for "Las Palmers" Camping of Tarragona must been making or calling at the 0034 977 208 081, or in the web www.laspalmeras.com, we also give you its e-mail laspalmeras@laspalmeras.com


VISITS

 

SANTA CREUS REAL MONASTERY
Choose your visit:
¨ friday 9 of may, 09:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros
¨ friday 9 of may, 15:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros
¨ saturday 10 dof may, 09:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros

Places limited, free guide visit for children less than 15 years

 

ROMAN TARRAGON
Choose your visit:
¨ firday 9 de may, 09:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros
¨ friday 9 de may, 15:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros
¨ saturday 10 de may, 09:00 h. ......... adults at 10 € total ......... euros

Places limited, free guide visit for children less than 15 years

 

GRAN PAELLA POPULAR
The act would be taken place inside the camping on Saturday 9 may at 14:00 h.
It include: Apperitif, paella popular, sangría and desserts. Free for children less than 15 years
............. adults at 4 € total .......... euros
............. children less than 15 years FREE

Places limited, free guide visit for children less than 15 years

 

GALA DINNER
It would be taken place on Saturday 10 of may

¨ .......... adults at 28€ total .......... euros
¨ .......... children at 15€ total .......... euros

plazas limitadas
The organization reserves the right to make any changes in itinerary


REMINDER PICTURE BELOW THE PLACARD OF THE MEETING
Choose the time to take the reminder Picture of the meeting
¨ friday 9 of may de 16:00 h a 18:00 h.
¨ saturday 10 of may de 10:00 h a 13:00 h.
These pictures will be received by post after the end of the meeting. The price includes the cost of envelopes and stamps for the corresponding shipment



RESUME

VEHICLE INSCRIPTION (PER VEHICLE) Associate Non associate
15 € 20 €
Total inscription

ACTIVITIES Nº adults Price Total Nº children Price Total
Santa Creus Real Monastery 10 € FREE FREE
Roman Tarragon 10 € FREE FREE
Paella popular with 4 € FREE FREE
Gala Dinner 28 € 15 €
Remander Picture 5 €
Total activities

TOTAL

Once calculated the total amount that will be ................. Euros, you can make a bank transfer CLUB SIMCA / CAIXA TARRAGONA / No 2073 0153 84 0110071013 / SWIFT CODE: ECSC ES 073 MM / CODE IBAN: ES2820730153840110071013, or by sending a check nominative: CLUB SIMCA APDO. POST 1022 43280-REUS TARRAGONA.
At the time of arriving at the registration desk not forget to provide shelter for the transfer done to verify the data.

I ............................................................................. I acknowledge having understood the terms of the registration of SIMCA INTERNATIONAL MEETING IX, and I sign here below:

Date: Day ............. Month ................................ 200 ....

Signature:

 



INSCRIPTION DEADLINE: MONDAY 7 APRIL 2008

Inscription for the activities of the IX INTERNATIONAL MEETING SIMCA to:

Post office box 1022 - 43280 Reus-Tarragona
Tel: 0034 977 81 53 11 // 0034 659 10 67 18
web: groups.msn.com/clubsimca
e-mail: clubsimca@hotmail.com
internacionalsimca2008@hotmail.com

INSCRIPTION EXCHANGE PROFESSIONAL BAG AND OTHERS

Date
Company Adress
Name Last names
Adress
Postal Code Population
County Country
Telephone Cell Phone
E-mail

COVERED BAG IN CARP The covered store will remain closed from 20:00 h until 08:00 h. The electricity is included in the price. Each exhibitor will have their own display material: tables, seats… The installation will be made on Wednesday 8 May and dismounted on Sunday 11 May. Opening Schedule: from 08:00 h to 20:00 h. Rates: forfait 4 days: 30 € ml forfait 3 days: 25 € ml per day: 15 € ml/día BAG OUTDOORS There will be a place for outdoors exhibition. The electricity is included in the price. Each exhibitor will have his own display material: tables, seats,...... It is absolutely forbidden to expose outside of the assigned space. The installation will be made on Wednesday 8 May and dismounted on Sunday 11 May. Opening Schedule will be from 08:00 h to 17:00 h. Rates:forfait 4 days: 20 € ml forfait 3 days: 15 € ml per day: 5 € ml/día

Mark the chosen location covered location outdoors location

Choose your forfait:
4 days ___________ ml will be a total of ________________ €
3 days ___________ ml will be a total of ________________ € from day ______ to______ of May
Every day _________ ml will be a total of _______________ € from day ______ to______ of May

Once calculated the corresponding aggregate amount that will be of.................€, you can carry out a credit transfer CLUB SIMCA / CAIXA TARRAGON / nº 2073 0153 84 0110071013 / CODE SWIFT: CECA ES MM 073 / CODE IBAN: ES2820730153840110071013, or sending nominative check to: CLUB SIMCA BOX. MAIL 1022 43280-REUS TARRAGON.
At the moment of the arrival to the inscription table you must not forget the receipt of the realized transfer to be able to verify the data.

The reservations to the "Las Palmeras" Camping of Tarragona must make or calling at the 0034 977 208 081, entering in their www.laspalmeras.com, we also facilitate you its e-mail laspalmeras@laspalmeras.com

Me............................................................................. I recognize to have understood the conditions of the inscription in the bag of exchange of the IX INTERNATIONAL MEETING, I accept them and I sign so that it consists:

Data: day............. of the month of................................ of 200....
Sign:

 



ACOMMODATION IN "LAS PALMERAS" CAMPING

"Las Palmeras" Camping is delighted to receive and accommodate the big SIMCA family during five days.
"Las Palmeras" is a first category camping situated 2 km far away from the Mediterranean Sea shore. It has a swimming pool with sea views, a restaurant, a football pitch, a tennis court, among others services.


FORFAIT
FORM CONTENT PRICE

CaravanCamping Tent Car Parking2 peopleWater and Light 62,48 €
Bungalow for 4 people Water and Light 224,70 €
Supplement per person 1 day 7,81 €

There are prices per five days and tour nights of the
IX MEETING INTERNACIONAL SIMCA

Forfaits are for five days and four nights. If someone wants to spend less or more days have to negotiate prices directly with the camping.

"Las Palmeras" Camping offer you special prices in form of a forfait for SIMCA CLUB. This forfait is for all the meeting assistants by caravan, tent, or bungalow.

The camping has designed a link especially for us in its web site called SIMCA CLUB, where you could make your own reservation.

It is really important not forget to put the number plate of your car at the time of your registration, because the camping has a reader in the entrance barrier so that they can open automatically.

The camping has 40 bungalows available for SIMCA CLUB, these are located in the area "Forest Beach". If you are interested in renting one of them you will have to pay a deposit of 50,00 € on your arrival, this deposit will be returned the day of your depart.
All these prices includes: water and light, and all the taxes.

From 00:00 h until 07:00 h no one can enter or leave the camping with vehicles.

 

HOTELS SALOU

HOTEL CALIFORNIA GARDEN
Categoría: 3*
Autovia Tarragona-Salou, s/n
SALOU
Tel: 977381100
email: reservas@hotelcaliforniagarden.com
web: http://www.hotelcaliforniagarden.com/


HOTEL CALYPSO
Categoría: 3*
Pompeu Fabra, 52-64
SALOU
Tel: 977384900
email: calypso@medplaya.com
web: http://www.medplaya.com/


HOTEL CAP SALOU
Categoría: 3*
Cala de la Font, 1
SALOU
Tel: 977371985
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/


HOTEL CASABLANCA PLAYA
Categoría: 3*
Pg. Miramar, 12
SALOU
Tel: 977380107
email: casablancaplaya@ctv.es
web: http://www.hotelcasablancaplaya-rotonda.com/


HOTEL CASPEL
Categoría: 3*
Av. Alfons V el Magnànim, 9
SALOU
Tel: 977380207
email: caspel@costa-daurada.com
web: http://www.caspel.costa-daurada.com/


HOTEL CYE HOLIDAY CENTRE
Categoría: 3*
París, 21
SALOU
Tel: 977388668
email: info@cyesalou.com
web: http://www.cyesalou.com/


HOTEL MARINADA
Categoría: 2*
Fra Juníper Serra, 4
SALOU
Tel: 977 383 202
email: hmarinada@publintur.es
web: http://www.hotelmarinada.com/


HOTEL MEDITERRANEO
Categoría: 3*
Vendrell, 23
SALOU
Tel: 977352137
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/


HOTEL OASIS PARK
Categoría: 3*
Av. Carles Buïgas, 46
SALOU
Tel: 977381984
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/

BLAUMAR HOTEL
Categoría: 4*
Pg. Jaume I, s/n
SALOU
Tel: 977350444
email: reservas@blaumarhotel.com
web: http://www.blaumarhotel.com/


HOTEL OLYMPUS PALACE
Categoría: 3*
Saragossa, 17
SALOU
Tel: 977 383 051
email: booking@hotelolympuspalace.com
web: http://www.hotelolympuspalace.com/


HOTEL PLAYA PARK
Categoría: 3*
C. Vendrell, 1-3
SALOU
Tel: 977380909
email: info@hotelplayapark.com
web: http://www.hotelplayapark.com


HOTEL DA VINCI
Categoría: 3*
Major, 53
SALOU
Tel: 977350640
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/


HOTEL EUROPA PARK
Categoría: 3*
Ciutat de Birminham, 4
SALOU
Tel: 977381400
email: eurpa@h10.es
web: http://www.h10.es/


HOTEL EUROSALOU
Categoría: 3*
Ciutat de Reus, 5
SALOU
Tel: 977 351 050
email: reserves@hoteleurosalou.com
web: http://www.hoteleurosalou.com/


HOTEL JAIME I
Categoría: 3*
Logroño, 16-20
SALOU
Tel: 977 388 392
email: reserves@hoteljaimeprimero.com
web: http://www.hoteljaimeprimero.com/


HOTEL LAS VEGAS
Categoría: 3*
Alfons V el Magnànim, 21
SALOU
Tel: 977 380 654
email: info@hotellasvegassalou.com
web: http://www.hotellasvegassalou.com/


HOTEL LOS ÁNGELES
Categoría: 3*
Falset, 9-17
SALOU
Tel: 977 381 462
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/



HOTELS TARRAGONA

HOTEL COSMOS
Categoría: 1*
C/ Estanislao Figueras, 57
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 243 987
email: info@hotelcosmostarragona.com
web: http://www.hotelcosmostarragona.com/


HOTEL RIU CLAR
Categoría: 1*
Pol. Riu Clar Parc. 169-179
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977547006
email:
web:


HOTEL ASTARI
Categoría: 3*
Via Augusta, 95
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 236 900
email: astari@key-hotels.com
web: http://www.hotelastari.com/


HOTEL LAURIA
Categoría: 3*
Rambla Nova, 20
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 236 712
email: info@hlauria.es
web: http://www.hlauria.es/


HOTEL MARINA
Categoría: 3*
Via Augusta, 151
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 292 727
email: reservas@hotelmarinaonline.com
web: http://www.hotelmarinaonline.com/


HOTEL NURIA
Categoría: 3*
Via Augusta, 145-217
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977235011
email: administracion@hotelnuria.com
web: http://www.hotelnuria.com/

HOTEL SANT JORDI
Categoría: 3*
Via Augusta, 185 - Platja Sabinosa
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 207 515
email: reserves@hotelsantjordi.info
web: http://www.hotelsantjordi.info/


HOTEL SB EXPRESS
Categoría: 3*
Plaça de les Corts Catalanes, 4
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977221050
email: expresstgn@sbgrup.com
web: http://www.sbhotels.es/

HOTEL URBIS
Categoría: 3*
Reding, 20
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977240116
email: urbis@tinet.fut.es
web:


HOTEL HUSA IMPERIAL TARRACO
Categoría: 4*
Passeig Palmeres, s/n, 43003 Tarragona
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 233 040
email: hotelimperialtarraco@husa.es
web: http://www.husa.es


HOTEL ROYAL TARRACO
Categoría: 4*
Sant Auguri, 5
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977228880
email: royaltarraco@royaltarraco.com
web:


ALEXANDRA APARTHOTEL
Categoría: 3*
Rambla Nova, 71 - 43003
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 24 87 01
email:
web: http://www.ah-alexandra.com/


GRAVA HOTEL
Categoría: 4*
C/ Pareteta, 6
43760 EL MORELL
Tel: 977842555
email: lagrava@lagrava.com
web: http://www.lagrava.com/


HOTEL CANADA
Categoría: 3*
Cra. De Valencia, 211-213
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 541 633
email: hotelcanada@terra.es
web: http://www.hotelcanada.biz/


HOTEL APARTOTEL ALEXANDRA
Categoría: 3*
Rambla Nova, 71
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 248 701
email: hotel@ah-alexandra.com
web: http://www.ah-alexandra.com/


HOTEL CATALUNYA EXPRESS
Categoría: 2*
General Contreras, 16
TARRAGONA
Tel: 977 219 119
email: reservas@hcatalunyaexpress.com
web: http://www.hcatalunyaexpress.com/


HOTEL CIUTAT DE TARRAGONA
Categoria 4ª
Pl. Imperial Tarraco, 5
TARRAGONA
Tel. 977 250 999
e-mail: hoteltgn@sbgrup.com
web: http://www.hotelciutatdetarragona.com/


HOTELS TORREDEMBARRA
HOTEL COSTA FINA
Categoría: 2*
Av. de Montserrat, 33
TORREDEMBARRA
Tel: 977640075
email: hotelcostafina@tiscali.es
web:
HOTEL MORROS
Categoría: 3*
Pérez Galdós, 15
TORREDEMBARRA
Tel: 977 640 225
email: hotel@morros.es
web: http://www.morros.es/

 

HOTELS LA PINEDA

HOTEL ESTIVAL PARK
Categoria: 4*
Camí del Racó, s/n
LA PINEDA
Tel: 977371200
email: reservas@estivalpark.es
web: http://www.estivalpark.es/


HOTEL LA HACIENDA
Categoria: 4*
Pl. de la Unió Europea, 1
LA PINEDA
Tel: 977373111
email: info@hotelhacienda.net
web: http://www.hotelhacienda.net/


HOTEL PALAS PINEDA
Categoria: 4*
Muntanyals, s/n
LA PINEDA
Tel: 977370808
email: info@palaspineda.com
web: http://www.palaspineda.com/

HOTEL CARABELA ROC
Categoria: 3*
Pau Casals, 108
LA PINEDA
Tel: 977370166
email: info@besthotels.es
web: http://www.besthotels.es/

 

HOTEL DONAIRE PARK
Categoria: 3*
Platja del Racó, s/n
LA PINEDA
Tel: 977371066
email:
web: http://www.goldenhotels.com/

 

HOTELS ALTAFULLA

HOTEL LA TORRETA
Categoría: 2*
Camí del Prat 42-44
ALTAFULLA
Tel: 977650156
email: recepcion@hotellatorreta.com
web: http://www.hotellatorreta.com/


HOTEL SAN MARTIN
Categoría: 2*
Mar, 7
ALTAFULLA
Tel: 977650307
email: hsmartin@tinet.org
web: http://www.hotelsanmartin.com/

HOTEL YOLA
Categoría: 2*
Via Augusta, 50
ALTAFULLA
Tel: 977 650 283
email: yola@hotelyola.com
web: http://www.hotelyola.com/


HOTEL GRAN CLAUSTRE
Categoría: 4*
C/ del Cub 2
ALTAFULLA
Tel: 977 651 557
email: hotel@granclaustre.com
web: http://www.granclaustre.com/

SANTES CREUS REAL MONASTERY

INTRODUCTION

NAME: Santa Creus Reial Monestir.
TIME: XII and XIII Centuries to the XVIII one
LOCATION: Aiguamúrcia (Tarragona) Districtof the Alt Camp. Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
ORDER: Cirterciense. "Ora et Labora." The white monks. "Wealth of poverty"
Nowadays it doesn't maintain religious's community.
Declared National Monument in 1921
OWNER: Generalitat of Catalonia.

HISTORY

The foundation of our monastery goes back to the year 1150, in some lands of Valldaura (Catalonia), soon the monks looked for an away and remote place, and they moved to Santes Creus.
In 1158 the gentlemen Montegut and Alba were donated to the monks Santes Creus place, although they didn't settle down in the place definitively in 1160. In the place where the monastery was built, there was a hermitage already to the Sacred Trinidad and around it the constructions began, among them some dependences for the queen Petronila (the Aragonese king's daughter of Ramiro II, the monk), it handcuffs of the count from Barcelona Ramón Berenguer IV.

Two big abbots gave definitive impulse to the monastery in the XIII century, San Bernardo Calvó, consultant of Jaime I and the abbot Gener, the king's great friend, Pedro III the Big one. Another great abbot was Bonanat of Vilaseca, with which the monastery reached its biggest cultural splendor and territorial expansion.

It was with the Independence War when the monastery entered in decline, its goods were auctioned and looted and burn the monastery.

Nowadays the monastery has been properly restored and does not harbour any monastic community.

CHARACTERISTIC

Santes Creus presents the typical organization of a monastery of the Cistercian order: the church, the cloister and its dependences, located in accordance with a strict, perfectly resolved system, around the main cloister.

The monastery consists basically from a church that it is the heads of the biggest Square, to the right of the church there is the cloister with its tempers and source. The rest of the main dependences around the cloister are distributed in two floors: it salts to surrender, booth, library, cooks, refectory, bedroom etc., and in the eastern part there is located the second cloister, the chapel of the Sacred Trinidad, the real palace, real patios, the homage tower, the cemetery, the new infirmary and the environment of the old rooms of retired monks and other dependences of the monastery.

The Santes Creus monastery has exempt structures of decoration. The novelty resides in the sustained cruise vault for walls, pillars and columns. The monastery rooms offer to these changes: the classroom to surrender with supported cruise vault for four columns and the monks room, converted in cellar, immense and towering sustained by two thick columns, they are an overwhelming example of this renovating spirit. This renovation is showing in the bedroom when they introduce the use of pointed diaphragm arches and the wooden roof to two slopes, a structure that allowed at the same time to open big spaces and to speed up the wall.

 

 

WELCOME TO THE ROMAN TARRAGON

Tarragona is a city to get lost and to discover what has always been here and that not everybody knows. To see as almost 2000 years later, we even live under the print of the Roman Empire.
Tarragona is a small and welcoming city located around 100 km far away from Barcelona, in the middle of "La Costa Daurada" and with more than 2200 years of history. One of the main industrial and tourist centres of Catalonia. It is rich in remains and monuments that transform it into an immense archaeological park.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL ROUTE ROMAN REMAINS

The main remains in Tarragona are on the central part of the city, especially those that have been conserved in the high part of the city: the old medieval nucleus of the city, where an important public complex was built, divided in three terraces, and the headquarters of the old Praesidium of republican Roman time.

We will propose you a practical and quick itinerary for visit the main remains. Even so, we advise you that you need to put comfortable footwear, because the walk will be long. Ah! Remember that here the sun punishes. You must think of doing so,e stop to take a drink.


v THE ROMAN WALL: It was built from the II to the III century before J.C. It is an impressive defensive work from The Republican Roman time, which we conserved more than 1300 meters, as well as three towers of the III century and some doors of the II century called "ciclopes". The wall is already an archaeological discovery for the value of the own stones that they form it.

v CIRCUS: After the Roman Wall we will visit the Tower of Pilatos, (also well-known as Pretorio), situated in the Plaça del Rei. This was a construction that was used as a connection between the Circus and the Provincial Forum. From this monument, that is the current headquarters of the Museu Municipal d'Història of Tarragona (an indispensable visit) we can have the access to the head of the Roman Circus.

v AMPHITHEATER: It was built at the beginning of the century II. In it the gladiators' fights were made, fights with animals, animals and men and the wild Christian martyrdoms. Inside the amphitheater and after the period of occupation it was built:


Ø VISIGOTHIC BASILIC: Built in the sand, as homage and cult place for the first martyrs of Tarragona: San Fructuoso, San Augurio and San Eulogio.

Ø NECROPOLE: Built among the III century and IV century for the Roman ones and once recovered by the Christian.

Ø ROMANIC CHURCH: XII century called Santa María del Miracle, it was built when the city was taken again by the Christian.

v THE COLONY FORUM: The Romans built (III century before J.C.) the local forum as space public for trade, meeting point, file, politics, administration, markets, a church Basilica of Santa María of the Miracle, the amphitheater… later, in the I century after J.C. the Provincial Forum was built in the high part of the city, where was the circus, squares; in another high stratum there were another square and a temple. These squares had four towers each one. In the Tower of the Pretori you can find the Museum of the Romanitat. In this square called "Balcó d'Europa" it is where nowadays the cathedral is located, from there we can see the amphitheater.

v THE THEATER: Near the Forum. It is the only Roman theatre of Catalonia that has been conserved, nevertheless it is abandoned. Their visit, that theoretically we cannot do, it is good to verify in which condition it can be a monument if nobody is taken charge of it.

v THE PALEOCRISTIAN NECROPOLE: A little bit far from the other monuments. If you want to avoid a long walk you can think in taking a motorised transport. There was a big area of burials under roman imperial period, there were dug more than 2000 tombs, (more that have appeared in the last years). It has a small, interesting and monographic museum. Lately it is in reformations.

In Tarragona there are more things and places to see. You can't lose their splendid old part of the city that even conserves their medieval air. You must visit the Cathedral of Tarragona. Remember that, in the whole city, and in concrete in the neighbourhood of fishermen, called the Serrallo you can eat one of the best fish of this part of the world.