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Colors of Salou - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Salou is a wonderful city with a rich cultural life. All the year round the city witnesses dozens of bright country fests and holidays succeeding each other and attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. One of the most exciting events in the life of the city is still the Motor Star Festival. As it comes clear from the name of the event, the festival is dedicated to automobiles and driving. The main event of the festival is an automobile parade. The procession of cars starts from the Jaume I boulevard (Paseo Jaume I) and runs though the main streets of the city. The parade exhibits retro cars attracting numerous visitos to the event. Many exhibitions performing the rarest vehicles and transportation means are commonly held within the festival.
During Salou vacation tourists are recommended to visit one of the local restaurants specializing in ethnic cuisine. Local cuisine features plenty of original treats. The most important … Open
The main summer event in Salou is considered to be the Golden Nights’ Summer Fiesta which is annually visited by more than 300 thousands of foreign guests. Queen of the festival contest, bright music shows and great pyrotechnic production, street performances and fairs are the main events of the entertainment program of the grand summer fest. Many country fests are devoted to significant historical events. One of such holidays is the Festa del Rei Jaume I.
The holiday is celebrated during a week. The fest starts on the 3rd of September as exactly this day in 1229 the King set to conquer Majorca. His deeds significantly affected the history of the city and sufficiently changed its fortune. Today in order to commemorate this significant historical event the city holds various folks fests with plenty of music shows and fantastic performances as well as numerous gastronomy events. The main entertaining ingredient of the festival is sport competitions. Regatta is held in honor of the King. The sailing competition has got the name of the King as well. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
In the Middle Ages the city of Salou was an attractive strategic target of sea robbers and pirates. To protect the city and its residents from conquerors local folks erected a defense tower … Open
The regatta holds the same route the King’s fleet held a few centuries ago. One of the most waited events of the holiday is still a parade in which everybody can take part. Having marvelous medieval dresses on, people go to the festively decorated streets to take part in the folks march. The March is headed by noble equestrians led by the King. During the festival city guests can visit a special medieval market place where one can buy original souvenirs and unique handicrafts as well as various festive treats and genuine homemade wine. The market is placed in the historic center of the city where a major part of the events and entertainments of the festival takes place.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Salou
♥   Catedral de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora, Lleida, 73.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Iglesia de San Lorenzo, Lleida, 74.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de Santa Maria de la Seu Vella, Lleida, 74.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Salou
♥   Castle 'Torre Vella de Salou' Tarragona, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walls of Tarragona' Tarragona, 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Tamarit' Tarragona, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Miravet' Tarragona, 46.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Castellet' Tarragona, 46.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle d’Albatàrrec' Lleida, 71.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sant Marçal' Lleida, 74.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Spain

Spaniards are very friendly and sociable, they like to talk and start a dialogue practically at every opportunity. Spain can definitely be called a country of happy people. It’s uncommon to meet someone with a tired, sour face. Even waiters in restaurants enjoy their work. You can often meet a waiter dancing or singing while taking order. Travelers quickly dive into the general atmosphere of fun and relaxation. In Spain, the institution of the family is venerated. It is customary to live together with parents. The family actively participates in the life of relatives. Elderly people are not sent to rest homes; on the contrary, they are treated with the special honor and attention, taken care of and helped in everything. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Salou

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Salou. Learn the best periods to visit Salou to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Salou.
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