SALOU, THE CAPITAL OF THE COSTA DAURADA
Salou a Family Holiday Resort
Salou was the first resort in Catalonia to be awarded the official “Family Holiday Resort” designation. It has 7.5 kilometres of extremely safe beaches, some of them with children’s playgrounds and entertainment, a child-minding service and water sports. A wide range of sporting activities can be organised through the Salou-Cambrils-Mont-Roig Water Sports Centre.
ll Salou’s attractions, including its mild all-year-round temperatures, wide range of leisure activities, the excellent facilities and services of its beaches and its charming small coves, have made it the true holiday capital of the Costa Daurada.
Salou Town Council
Xalet Torremar, Passeig de Jaume I, 4
977 350 102 – www.visitsalou.es
Places of interest in Salou
Jaume I Promenade
Salou’s main seafront promenade is more than a kilometre long and runs the whole length of the Llevant Beach. The monument to King James I in the middle of the Promenade was designed by the architect Ripoll and the sculptor Saumells and erected in 1965 to commemorate the day in 1229 when the monarch set sail from Salou with his fleet to conquer Mallorca.
Torre Vella (Old Tower)
The Torre Vella was built in the 16th century as a watchtower to warn the locals of approaching pirates or corsairs, who regularly sacked the towns and villages of the Mediterranean coasts. Today the tower houses the Contemporary Enamel Museum.
Address: C/ Arquebisbe Pere de Cardona, 1 Telephone: 977383235
Masia Catalana (Catalan Farmhouse)
Built in 1974 of traditional materials in the style of a typical Catalan rural house. In summer a handicrafts market is held here and at Christmas there is a living nativity scene and the traditional “caga tió”. Address: Avda. Carles Buigas, 50
Modernism in Salou
All along the Jaume I Promenade you can see fine examples of houses built in the Modernist architectural style. One of the most splendid is the Casa Bonet, designed by the architect Domènech Sugranyes i Gras, a disciple of Antoni Gaudí.
The Illuminated Fountain
Located at one end of the Jaume I Promenade, in the summer months the fountain delights visitors with a magnificent display of water, light and sound. It was designed by Carles Buïgas, who also responsible for the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in Barcelona.
LEISURE AND SPORTS
Club de Tenis Salou
Tennis, quick tennis, fronton, petanque, mini-golf, gym, swimming pool and sports centre.
Calle avenc, s/n. Tel:977.370.012
Sailing and cruiser class school
Puerto desalou. Tel:977.382.166
Sailing, windsurfing, catamaraning, water skiing, power boats, fishing, ski bus, diving, canoeing and parasailing.
C/barenys, s/n. Tel:977.353.592
Hipica West Fork
Riding school and horseback trips around the area.
Autovía reus- tarragona s/n. Tel:977.384.002
Autovía salou-reus, km 2,1. Tel:977.385.317
Guided 4×4 tours.
Calle vendrell, 2 local 10. Tel:977.350.676
Avenida batlle pere molas, km2. Tel:902.202.220
Passeig Miramar, 3. Tel:977.380.584