Tarragona

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Province: Tarragona | Shire: Tarragonès | Inhabitants: 135.436 | Extension: 65,2 Km2 | Altitude: 68 m

Images: © Txell Roig – Film Office

We are facing the capital of the region and the province, and the great center of southern Catalonia.

The Rambla Nova constitutes the main axis of the city. Made up of modernist buildings, it leads to the Paseo de las Palmeras, the new name for the Balcón del Mediterráneo, so called to form a magnificent watchtower over the sea.

To the west of the port, the fishing district of El Serrallo retains its peculiar character. Tarragona has museums of interest, some located in buildings of valuable architecture, such as the Casa de Castellarnau (Museum of the history of the city), the Archaeological Museum... and the Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Tarragona is an amazing city where you can discover an ancient civilization. Have dinner under the vaults of the Roman circus, get lost in the alleys of the old town where the essence of the medieval city is preserved intact, or have a vermouth immersed in more than 2,000 years of history. This is the authentic Tarragona World Heritage Site! A heritage made up of transcendental monuments throughout history, of corners capable of transporting us to Roman, medieval, modern and modernist times; but also a heritage made of people, human stories, small moments, emotions...

10 essential visits to Tarragona

Cathedral

( 12th-14th centuries ), built in the highest part of the city, approximately in the same place as the Roman temple of worship to the emperor.

Model of the Roman Tarraco

Miniature reconstruction of the city of Tarraco in the 2nd century. Scale 1:500.

Roman amphitheater

Roman tower in the representation square of the Provincial Forum ( 1st century ) transformed into a royal residence ( 14th century ). The Roman circus was used for horse and chariot races ( 1st century ).

Mediterranean balcony

The most contemporary city discovers a unique corner of notable inspiration in the marine aesthetic that runs through the city, the Mediterranean Balcony, a splendid viewpoint open to the sea on the beach.

The seraglio

It is the typical neighborhood of fishermen, where the fish that is caught throughout the day is auctioned in the afternoon. It is a picturesque area, with its own personality and with charming restaurants, where you can savor the best fish and shellfish in Tarragona.

The beaches of Tarragona

They are recognized for their fine sand. They have a very gentle slope that allows you to walk in the water or swim safely. Its privileged geographical location invites you to enjoy a mild climate throughout the year.

the new boulevard

Tarragona's main promenade with more than 150 years of existence and the largest number of modern shops, integrated into a unique architectural space due to its buildings and its history.

Tarragona central market

If what you want is to buy fresh and seasonal products in a very typical atmosphere, visit the markets of Tarragona. The Central Market, located a short distance from Rambla Nova, is an important modernist building (Josep M. Pujol, 1915).

Routes

roman route

The objective of this Roman route is to make known the history of Tarragona through the main preserved monuments of that time, the moment of maximum splendor of the city, which achieved the declaration of World Heritage by UNESCO on November 30, 2000 for the Roman archaeological complex of Tarraco.

mediaeval route

Tarragona preserves remarkable monuments from its medieval past, and to the importance of the Roman remains it is worth adding the medieval artistic heritage, led by the Cathedral, which constitutes a very remarkable ensemble. The objective of this route is to make it known, linking the different monuments in a tourist route.

modernist route

This guide aims to bring us closer to a part of the modernist legacy spread throughout the city that requires the complicity of the visitor to reveal all its poetics and beauty. Through this itinerary you can glimpse the lines, the preferences and the society that welcomed the modernist aesthetic to decorate, among other things, their homes, their places of leisure or work or their objects of worship.

Route of the first Christians of Tarraco

The Paleo-Christian documentary, artistic and archaeological heritage that Tarragona has bequeathed is, as a whole, the most notable of the entire Iberian Peninsula. The city and its diocesan church invite you to discover this magnificent heritage and to follow in the footsteps of our martyrs through this itinerary.

What to do

Catedral de Tarragona

Tarragona

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Fix the History

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Lasertag Tarragona

Tarragona (a 2.3 Km)

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Golf Costa Daurada

El Catllar (a 7.3 Km)

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Experiencies Rurals .com

Nulles (a 7.4 Km)

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Viles Florides

Almacelles (a 8.8 Km)

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Granja Escola Corral de Neri

El Catllar (a 8.4 Km)

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Associació Costa Daurada Destinació de Golf i Pitch & Putt

Vila-seca (a 8.9 Km)

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Where to eat

Arena Tapas Restaurant

Salou (a 10.9 Km)

Enjoy an innovative cuisine, with high-quality local products of proximity, with an…

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L'Orangerie de Clos Barenys

Vila-seca (a 12.8 Km)

Under our fires we elaborate Mediterranean high gastronomy selecting the best products.…

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Restaurant Denver Cambrils

Cambrils (a 16.5 Km)

The history of the Denver begins many years ago, as many as…

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El Refugi

Valls (a 19.2 Km)

Restaurant with a family in which the specialty is calçot and kitchen…

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Restaurant Masia Fontscaldes

Valls (a 24 Km)

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Where to sleep

Port Plaza Apartaments

Tarragona

At Port Plaza Apartments you will stay in a prime location. These…

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Alberg de Tarragona

Tarragona (a 1.9 Km)

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Mas La Boella

Tarragona (a 7.3 Km)

Located in the middle of the farm, it has 13 exquisitely decorated…

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Hotel Gran Palas Experience

Vila-seca (a 8.5 Km)

Enter an absolute disconnection! The Hotel offers 145 rooms and suites, plus…

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Càmping Trillas Platja Tamarit

Tarragona (a 9.1 Km)

Its quiet location, between sea and mountains, surrounded by several places of…

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Universal Holiday Centre

Salou (a 10.2 Km)

Apartments and townhouses for families, with sea views and large terraces and…

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Apartaments Àncora Salou

Salou (a 10.3 Km)

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La Siesta Salou Resort & Camping

Salou (a 10.4 Km)

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Events

Christmas events in Vila-seca

06/12/2022 ...

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REC, Tarragona International Film Festival

30/11/2022 - 07/12/2022

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News

Live autumn in Roses!

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