The lighthouse at Formentor, Mallorca

The background shows sidewalk tiles - "rajoles" - that pave the sidewalks throughout Barcelona. They were designed by architect Puig i Cadafalch for the entryway of a home. Since 1915, they have been used by the city to pave sidewalks, and have become emblematic of the city. One of the city's most famous chocolatiers, Enric Rovira, produces chocolate bars in the shape and design of these tiles.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Visit to Tarragona

On our way back home from Valencia we stopped briefly in Tarragona to 1) take the missionaries to lunch, 2) see the missionaries' new piso (apartment), and 3) visit the bus station where a photograph of two missionaries is on display.

Tarragona was the Roman capital of Iberia. If Paul did in fact visit Spain (see Romans 15:24-28) he would have sailed into the port of Tarragona. Local legend is that he arrived in 64 A.D.

We have a great ward in Tarragona, part of the Hospitalet Stake, and two great missionaries serve here: Elders Close and Mattice. On Friday when we visited, Elders Monks and Knudson were in town from Villafranca (Elder Monks was conducting a baptismal interview).

Elders Close, Mattice, Knudsen and Monks overlooking the port of Tarragona
Preach My Gospel says "Talk with everyone" - but some people are more receptive than others!

Hna. Hinckley in bus station next to the photograph of Elders Keller and Nasaeth


  1. Looks like a great visit. Keep up the good work!

  2. Never leave a stone unturned or statue. Loved it......