Themed routes in Tarragona

Although the Costa Dorada has many corners that are worth visiting, as far as historical heritage is concerned, the city of Tarragona takes the cake. And it is that, on the shores of the Mediterranean, the old Tarraco offers an important monumental legacy among extensive beaches. Of course, its archaeological site stands out, which was declared a World Heritage Site, although the capital hides other interesting places.

So that we can discover the city more thoroughly, Tarragona has put at our disposal four interesting thematic routes that, how could it be otherwise, are based on the history of the place. Would you like to discover what these routes consist of? Well, all you have to do is join us!

Roman Route

We are going to start talking about the Roman Route, which aims to publicize the history of Tarragona through the main monuments that are preserved from that time, which was the time of maximum splendor of the city. In November 2000, the Roman archaeological site of Tarraco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .

Unfortunately, time and, above all, the evolution of Tarragona, have caused the disappearance of many of the monuments that reflected the importance of Tarraco. Of course, in recent years work has been done on their revaluation to show them to the public. The route includes a visit to 14 places, some of which are outside the city, but within the province.

Medieval Route

It is important that you keep in mind that Tarragona also preserves important monuments from its medieval past. Thus, to the importance of the remains of the Roman period, must be added the medieval artistic heritage, highlighting the Cathedral , which constitutes a very remarkable complex.

One of the spaces in Tarragona that best preserves the medieval atmosphere is the Pla de la Seu, a place presided over by the Cathedral. Here are a series of Gothic mansions, highlighting the old vicarage and the Casa Balcells. As for the Cathedral, it is on the highest part of the hill , and houses the richest set of medieval art in the province. The route includes a visit to 13 places.

Modernist Route

They also propose the Modernist Route, which aims to bring us closer to a part of the modernist legacy spread throughout the city. As they explain, it requires the complicity of the visitor to reveal all its beauty. It is important to bear in mind that thanks to the itinerary you will be able to discover the lines, preferences and society that welcomed this aesthetic.

On the other hand, you should know that the modernism that was conceived in this city was moderate , stately and refined. In fact, he exhibited a fairly mild eclecticism. In Tarragona we can find works by three great modernist artists: Josep Maria Jujol i Gibert, Antoni Gaudí i Cornet and Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The route includes a visit to 23 modernist corners of the city.

Route of the First Christians of Tarraco

Finally, we must talk about the Route of the First Christians of Tarraco, which aims to show the documentary, artistic and early Christian archaeological heritage that Tarragona has bequeathed, which is the most remarkable in the entire Iberian Peninsula. Through this itinerary, you will be able to follow in the footsteps of the master martyrs.

It is important that you bear in mind that if you buy the Tarraco First Christian Route card (1 euro), you will be able to enjoy significant discounts . In fact, the standard price of the visit to the 8 monuments included in the route amounts to 23.10 euros, while with the card you can enter all of them for only 15.40 euros.

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