Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roman Quarry

El Médol in an old roman stone quarry few kilometers north of Tarragona, near the Vía Augusta which connected Tarragona with Rome. The still impressive site has a special charm. Because of the humid microclimate in this artificial valley all is covered by tropical vegetation, different from the kind surrounding area.

In the center of the quarry rises a spectacular monolith called the "Needle of Médol" to a height from about 16 m.

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