Tarragona

  • The city of Tarragona is an enclave with a lot to offer: culture, a rich architectural heritage (mainly Roman and Medieval), and entertainment in the form of daytime and nighttime activities. Also worthy of mention is the proximity of Port Aventura Theme Park. As for the culinary highlights, the region has a wide variety of excellent wines to offer. Among the many sights to visit, one shouldn't miss ...
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  • 500 meters long, this is one of the closest beaches to the city center. It is also the busiest in summer and is served by the rail network.
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  • The largest cathedral in Catalonia, it is 104m long. It was built between the 12th and 14th centuries.
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  • Located at the edge of the city, it is 217m long and dates from the 1st century. It has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.
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  • The museum exhibits the finds from archaeological digs that have been taking place around the city for 150 years. Visitors mostly come for the Roman relics.
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  • It dates from the 2nd century. Back then, this is where games, combats (gladiator and animal) and public executions were held.
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  • The marina has 6 metres of draught, 400 mooring rings and 400 spots for mooring vessels.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

The city of Tarragona is an enclave with a lot to offer: culture, a rich architectural heritage (mainly Roman and Medieval), and entertainment in the form of daytime and nighttime activities. Also worthy of mention is the proximity of Port Aventura Theme Park. As for the culinary highlights, the region has a wide variety of excellent wines to offer. Among the many sights to visit, one shouldn't miss the Roman amphitheatre, the fortifications, the cathedral, the Gate of San Antonio, the ruins of the Roman Circus of Tarraco, and the old town. The province of Tarragona, which lies less than an hour away from Barcelona airport, is a wonderfully surprising holiday destination for people who are after some beach time, on the famous Costa Dorada, and for nature lovers who want to enjoy some exceptional walks, admire the endless vineyards, or take in all the beautiful landscapes of the Ebro delta and even indulge in some bird watching. It's a wine and oil producing region that blends in nicely with one of the most popular seasonal dishes on offer: the calçots (special type of green onion).

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