The Hotel Class Valls invites you to discover the city of Valls and its surroundings. Take advantage of your stay with us to get to know this area of the Costa Dorada... one with the richest historical and cultural legacies in Tarragona and Catalonia!
One of the most typical aspects of the city are the castells (human towers), a tradition that comes within the context of popular expressions. Valls is the cradle of the casteller, and currently has two groups known in Catalan as “colles de xiquets”: the Colla Joves (youth gang) and the Colla Vella (old folks gang), which compete to achieve the best towers.
However, Valls also have other dates as indicated: San Juan 23 and 24 June, the Firagost August 6, the day of Catalonia on September 10 and November 26 St. Ursula.
The route to the Old Town, marked with 21 descriptive panels, allows the identification of singular points of architectural interest and thorough knowledge of wealth historic Old Town. Through GPS mobile and automatically provides the content in four languages: Catalan, Castilian, French and English. Audios are also available through the Old Town exclusive portal for download prior http://valls.woices.com if users prefer to route with its own MP3 player. You can find more information on the website of the Old Town.
The route of the characters, marked with 17 descriptive panels, allows the identification of famous people of the town of Valls. Through phone with GPS and Automatic sound content, is delivered in four languages: Catalan, Castilian, French and English. The audios are also available through the exclusive portal of the Old Town http://valls.woices.com for download upon whether users prefer to do the route with your own MP3 player. You can find more information on the website.
Discover the largest Cathedral in Catalonia, one of the jewels of Tarragona, declared a World Heritage City by Unesco.
The Cathedral of Santa Maria of Tarragona, situated in the highest point of Tarragona, is one of Spain's oldest and main cathedrals, and declared a National Monument in April 1905, and it is the most emblematic visits of Costa Dorada and a symbol of the city. Don't miss the chance to admire this spectacular 14th- century monumental site during your stay in Tarragona.
The visit includes the Cathedral, the Diocesan Museum and the Cloister, but you can also enjoy the sighseeing from the Bell Tower and the ancient roman walls, both recently open to the public. These two last mention visits, prior booking essential.
The roman past of Tarragona is printed on many places of the city. Many monuments are testimony of that time; the amphitheater, the city walls, the aqueduct or the circus are just a few examples. Furthermore, in the city, there are yearly festivals such as Història viva which stands out for its history reconstruction shows, an essential activity to understand the function of the different monuments of Tarraco that also allow us to get step into the shoes of the people who lived in that colony more than 2000 years ago.
Another yearly festival is Tàrraco Viva where everything goes around the military and daily life; legions, theater, gladiators, home, cooking, writing, engineering or fashion. During this days you can enjoy many shows such as gladiatorial combat, military trainings or tasting the kitchen of that time.
Below we highlight the key points in your visit to Tarragona, note it down:
Around eighty catalogued buildings make an spectacular display of the modernist architecture, works of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, Pere Caselles and Joan Rubió i Bellver. The Modernist Route of Reus counts with jewels such as the Institute Pere Mata or “cases” Navàs, Rull and Gasull. Reus also keeps the memory the genious Antoni Gaudí, from his birth home, throught the places where he used to go during his childhood and adolescence years before leaving to Barcelona. The Gaudí Centre, an innovator space of interpretation of the life and work of that famous architect, it is a new generation equipment of International reference, located in the city center, where you can understand on an interactive way, the keys of Gaudi’s architecture and discover the personality of that genious and his entailment with Reus and its sorroundings. Moreover, this space also shows a selection of projects and personal objects of the artist and audiovisual presentations.
Reus is an source of cultural life, with activities all through the year like the major party of Sant Pere and the Misericordia and many festivals of different kind of artístic disciplines such as Trapezi and the International Festival of Mime and Gesture Theatre of Reus Cos. Theatres of Reus are another main part of the cultural life in town, with the theatres Fortuny and Bartrina, two architectonic jewels of the XIX and XX century.