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TORREDEMBARRA - Magical holidays in Costa Dorada

The route of the Indianos

It is from this town on the coast of Tarragona that Joan Güell i Ferrer, the most famous indiano in Catalonia departed to go to Cuba to make his fortune, even though when he returned he settled in Barcelona. Nevertheless Torredembarra boasts other large fortunes made by these indianos, who left their mark in the colonial-style buildings, which are clearly distinguishable, with large main doors and tall ceilings, and lush gardens to the back of them. The old Calle Nueva, now renamed Antoni Roig Street, hosts the largest of them. The heritage left behind by these travellers can be seen in the name of its streets, and in buildings now belonging to the municipality such as the Pere Badia Charity Hospital and the Antoni Roig Trust and School, besides in the pantheons of the cemetery and the annual Indiano Fair held in autumn.

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