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Salou, Spain

by WCC on June 11, 2012

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Salou is a seaside town of 26,650 inhabitants located in the province of Tarragona, on the Costa Dorada, 10 miles from the city of Tarragona and 9 in the city of Reus. It is considered the capital of the Costa Dorada, being the most important tourist destination. Founded by the Greeks the sixth century. C., the city was an important trading port during the Middle Ages and Modern Age. Throughout the twentieth century, Salou became a major center for tourism, a condition that continues today. On the outskirts of the town is the theme park Port Aventura.

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According to the currently accepted hypothesis, Salanrio (sound city) was founded in the sixth century. C. by Greek region of Phocis. The first written source that mentions the city is “Maritime Work”, the Roman writer Avieno (fourth century). This book, based on a Greek text of between 530 and 500 BC, made a geographical description of the Mediterranean coast of Spain, from Gibraltar to Marseilles. [click to continue…]

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