Jaume I Promenade

Jaume I Promenade

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Only a few places go through such a transformation as Salou’s Jaume I promenade does. Probably, this is why this is a beloved location by the people of Salou, but also by those visiting the capital city of Costa Daurada every year. In the morning, when the sun starts to rise, it becomes the perfect place for some running. 

During the morning, Jaume I promenade bursts with life. The majestic palm trees are the best protection against sunlight for those that choose to wander along the main artery of Salou’s maritime façade which, as the day comes to an end, starts wearing its best dress to welcome those willing to chill under the evening’s mild temperatures.

And at night though, people won’t forget about it, no way! Jaume I promenade is the home of the stunning Fountains of Salou. Thus, and during the summer, kids –and adults also– decide to meet round the place, while enjoying their delicious ice-creams, and cooling down as they follow the route the fountains provide, among which we particularly recommend both the Cybernetic and Luminous fountains.

The Jaume I memorial evokes the historic date of 5 September 1229, when the Catalan fleet commanded by King Jaume I set sail from this point to conquer Majorca, which was held at that time by the Arabs. The sculpture is comprised of a sailboat with the stone figures of King Jaume I and his horse, with the horse’s head covered in gold leaf. The monument, which towers over Salou’s main promenade, was unveiled on 28 November 1965, and is the work of architect Salvador Ripoll and sculptor Lluís Maria Saumells.