Seaside Splendor Framed By Perfectly Preserved Roman Architecture

A unique blend of Spanish and Roman history, Tarragona is a seaside treasure on Spain’s Northeast coast just waiting to be discovered. Dating back to the 5th century BC, it’s the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula, and the city’s ruins are designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take in stunning ocean views while exploring the Roman Amphitheatre, or while strolling along the Mediterranean Balcony.

Beyond standard sightseeing, get an up-close and personal look at this incredible architecture as you dine at the many restaurants nestled under the arches of the ancient Roman Circus that once hosted chariot races. For the freshest catch of the day, head to the El Sarrallo neighborhood and order a seafood paella that puts all others to shame.

Other highlights of this Catalonian city include pristine Blue Flag certified beaches, the impressive Cathedral of Tarragona, intricate Roman mosaics at the National Archaeological Museum, and the death-defying art of building human towers called castells. Tarragona is a must-see for history-buffs and lovers of maritime culture.

Tarragona Amphitheatre

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Tarragona Amphitheatre

Tarragona Amphitheatre

Built in the 2nd century AD, this excellent example of Roman architecture once held gladiator combats (munera) and wild animal hunts (venationes).

Cathedral of Tarragona

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Cathedral of Tarragona

Cathedral of Tarragona

A stunning fusion of Romanesque and Gothic styles, the cloister area of the cathedral grounds is home to the Diocesan Museum showcasing 2,000 years of art and history.

National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona

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National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona

National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona

Discover impeccably preserved Roman mosaics ranging from simple patterns to complex masterpieces showcasing local marine life.

Tarragona, Spain At a glance

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Local Details:
Size: 57.90 KM2 (22.36 MI2)
Population: 131,255
Density: 2,267 Pop/KM2 (875 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +34 977

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