Sitting peacefully on the rocky Mediterranean shoreline, El Roc de Sant Gaieta is a beautifully preserved Spanish town with Roman-Greco influences. Historically a fishing village, it now is uniquely characterized by its variety of distinctive architectural styles. Borrowing from Gothic, Sicilian, Romanesque, Moorish and Andalusian designs, it was constructed a mere 50 years ago but represents the many diverse styles from across Spain. It was built with materials collected from around the nation with items collected in private homes and estates.
A stroll around the charming town through archways, cloisters, courtyards and passageways leads to the discovery of all the architectural styles mentioned. There are also small streets with bakeries, shops, and galleries, even a local museum. Most impressively, all of this is located on a natural rock formation next to the Mediterranean Sea.
El Roc de Sant Gaieta is located on the Costa Daurada of Spain, in the Roda de Barà area, just outside of Tarragona. It is best to travel there via car.