Tarragona is the capital of the Costa Dorada and has about 160 kilometers of coastline, a sensational place to spend your holidays from beach to beach but also visiting monuments and very interesting places. It is a city that is on the hill, facing the sea, thanks to which it has spectacular views and an enviable location.
Despite having great beaches and fantastic views, the most important thing about the city is the enormous monumental, artistic and historical heritage that it possesses. Here is a short guide to Tarragona so you can discover it for yourself:
– Roman heritage is very important in the city and you can see authentic wonders such as the Walls, the Forum de la Colonia, the Amphitheater, the Circus and many more Roman and more current monuments.
– Strolling around : If you like to stroll and stroll, the best area to do so is the one within the Walls. The most important street is Las Ramblas, which lead to the Balcón de Europa, an exceptional viewpoint from which you can enjoy views of the lower part of the city and the sea.
– Cathedrals : The most important is the Cathedral of Santa María, with a style between Romanesque and Gothic and which has a cloister, altarpiece and side chapels. The Basilica of Santa María del Miracle and the Church of San Antonio are also very interesting.
– Museums : With so much history, there must be several museums, such as the National Archaeological Museum, the Romanitat Museum, the Tarragona History Museum, the Diocesan Museum, the Port Museum or the Modern Art Museum.
– Castles : With so many Roman ancestors it is normal that there are so many castles, and I would highlight the Castle of Ferrán or the Castle of Tamarit.
– Monuments : There are many buildings and monuments of great interest, such as the Town Hall (in a former convent), the Pont del Diable (an aqueduct), the Arco de Barà, the Casa Canals (formerly used to pass the wall) or the Casa Castellarnau (a mansion that houses the city’s History Museum).