Discover Salou on the Tourist Train
This season, the Tourist Train (aka Trenet) of the capital city of Costa Daurada provides you with a unique chance to discover, at your own pace, the main attractions of Salou.
The starting point is located in Plaça Europa, our destination’s neuralgic centre. From this point, get on the train and start an exciting experience that will take you straight towards Pilons –designed by Antoni Roselló–, one of the symbols of the city and a tribute to fishermen in Salou. In the same way, this point marks the start of the Coastal Path, along which you can walk all the way to Replanells, where the second stop of the journey is located.
Now, the Trenet will take you to Cap Salou, geographical feature of great beauty that goes from Penya Tallada cove to Salou’s Lighthouse. Standing at Punta del Cavall –the largest piece of land on our coastline– you’ll get stunning views of the most bewitching sunsets of our littoral.
Near yet another stop of the Trenet, you’ll find Salou’s lighthouse –with a stunning lookout–, a building that has guided sailors all across Costa Daurada since 1858.
From this point, the Trenet moves towards Cala Crancs, a beautiful golden sand small cove home of constructions such as the Tres Triangles (three triangles), designed by Antoni Bonet i Castellana back in 1961.
The journey takes us now back to Salou’s downtown, right up to Masia Catalana, built in 1974 and home today, among others, of the craft market during the months of summer. Nearby, there’s the so-called Parc de la Ciutat (City park), a natural enclosure that becomes a true paradise you can’t miss.
Next, it’s time for proper thrills, with the stop at PortAventura World: 6 thematic areas, the tallest rollercoaster in Europe, SesamoAventura… the perfect destination for the whole family!
The Trenet of Salou makes it possible for you to admire, on the next stop, the majesty of Torre Vella, one of the most iconic building in the capital city of Costa Daurada and which, nowadays, homes temporary exhibitions. In the same area, you can visit the legendary Carrilet train station, built in 1887 ago to welcome the very first tourist in our destination.
The last bit of the Trenet’s journey, takes you to the port area, where you can visit Santa Maria del Mar church, from the 18th century. Very near, the Capitania building (1820), one of the main constructions of the port of Salou.
Finally, and once you’ve made it to the city’s main artery, admire the beauty of the monument to the Pescador (fisherman) –made by Ramon Ferran–, as well as the Fountains of Salou, a truly amazing water, light and colour spectacle. And, as the last stop, you’ll get to the Jaume I monument, tribute to the Catalan monarch that set sail from Salou in the 13th century towards the conquest of Majorca. Are you really going to miss it?