Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera


Above the thundering traffic of the main B10 road to Tarragona, the sea-facing Jardins de Mossèn Costa i Llobera have a good collection of tropical, desert and high-mountain plants – including a veritable forest of cacti (Europe's largest collection), with some species reaching over 5m in height.

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