In Torredembarra you’ll find a good selection of restaurants to choose from, and after lunch, we suggest heading to Roda de Berà. Even though the plan was not to spend too much time seeing sights from the Roman period, the Arc de Berà is a landmark that’s hard to miss if you’re travelling by car, and difficult to take your eyes from thanks to the majestic splendour that it retains even after 2,000 years. Unsurprisingly, it’s been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the nearby town of Roda de Berà, there’s even more to see. We particularly like C/Major, the whiteness and gabled belltower of Les Monges, an old manor house that was once the school of a convent, and today it’s the Municipal Cultural Centre. At the Castell of Berà, an old country house that has undergone a lot of transformations, the quadrangular tower is a standout feature. It’s also worth going to the viewing point of Pujol de la Morella, from where you’ll have excellent panoramic views of the surrounding areas. And if what you’re really interested in is going to the beach, in Roda de Berà you’ll find some great spots with the fine sand that is so characteristic of the Costa Daurada.
Finish your afternoon by visiting an unusual place. Roc de Sant Gaietà is a residential estate by the sea in Roca de Berà where all the houses have been designed using various historical architectural styles, including Romanic, gothic, renaissance and Arabic, and which in many cases are replicas of actual buildings. For example, you’ll find the door of the Cathedral of Àvila and a wooden Galician 'hórreo' (granary). The result is similar to Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, but has its own appeal because this complex – built in the ’60s and ’70s following an idea of Gaietà Bori – has the air of a fishing village, with pretty spaces such as the garden on the Passeig de la Ribera with hundred-year-old pine trees, bent over as a result of the wind.