Veni, vidi, vici…Hail Caesar

Close your eyes and imagine yourself at an old Roman chariot race sitting in the stands of the Circa, cheering on your favourite racer amid the deafening roar of the 20,000 crowd.

Then, later on, taking a short walk to the Amphitheatre to watch a couple of colossal gladiators bash the living daylights out of each other with huge weapons, whilst tigers and lions from distant lands lash out seeking some fresh meat to satisfy their hunger.

Just for kicks and because it’s a nice evening stroll along the sea front, you still have time to watch a comedy production in the Teatro as the sun sets on a rather eventful day in Tarragona.

Finally, exhausted, you can retire to your castle with a Mediterranean Sea view and crushed grapes delivered directly to your lips from one of your scantily clad servants.

Well open your eyes, back to reality, it is not going to happen anytime soon in your life.

But exploring Tarragona and the old Roman ruins that stand there tell an interesting story about what life was like for the privileged few wealthy people some two thousand years ago and how life has changed today. Oh sorry, got that wrong, but that’s another story.

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