Discover everything there is to see in Tarragona


Tarragona is a city steeped in history that has stood the test of time. The town is home to monuments from different eras: you'll have a front-row seat to immerse yourself in its history.

Are you planning to travel? Think no more. Tarragona is a city brimming with history, culture and entertainment. Want to find out more? Stay and discover what there is to see in this iconic Catalan city!

Things to see in Tarragona

Tarragona has a rich history dating back to Roman times, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. Its iconic architecture and history are well worth a visit… Discover Tarragona's must-see places!

  • Tarraco amphitheatre: This ancient theatre was built in the 2nd century and is one of the best preserved in the Iberian Peninsula. Take a stroll around the bleachers and relive the battles between gladiators and ferocious beasts! What's more, the amphitheatre is ideally located right next to the sea. What more could you ask for?
  • Ferreres Aqueduct: Also known as the Devil's Bridge (Pont del Diable), this aqueduct was built in the 1st century and is considered a masterpiece of Roman engineering. The panorama is breathtaking: with views of both mountains and sea. Don't forget your camera!
  • Tarragona Cathedral: this Gothic-style cathedral was built in the 12th century and houses an impressive collection of religious art. The top of the cathedral will also give you a spectacular panoramic view of the entire city. 
  • Roman Forum: this was once the political and social centre of Roman Tarraco and was built in the 1st century. While most of the forum is now gone, you can still step back in time and admire some of the remains of the ancient city, such as columns and capitals.
  • Tarragona ramparts: a feat of Roman military architecture. It is in fact the oldest Roman building outside Italy. Don't miss out on this architectural marvel!

Things to do in Tarragona

Are you looking to kick back and relax between sightseeing tours? Why not take a walk on the beach? Tarragona is the home of some of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Dorada. For sun and sea lovers, the Platja del Miracle, Platja Llarga and Platja dels Cossis are ideal.

You can also discover Catalan culture at Casa Canals. This 18th-century house museum holds a collection of objects that show what life was like in Tarragona at the time. Don't miss the house garden, a real oasis in the middle of the city.

Obviously, we can't forget the cuisine —simply essential! The city offers a wide range of regional dishes that are well worth trying.

These include xató, a salad made with escarole, desalted cod, anchovies, olives and walnuts, served with a romesco sauce: a real delight! You can also try fideuá, a paella made with vermicelli rather than rice and usually garnished with seafood and fish. Finally, for dessert, you shouldn't pass up panellets, small sweets made from almonds and sugar that are usually eaten on All Saints' Day.

How to get to Tarragona by train?

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