8 top tourist attractions of Tarragona

Tarragona is a port city located in the north east of Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. This city is bordered by Barcelona to its north and is famous for its rich cultural heritage. The city is dotted with ancient Roman architecture, and the Roman ruins of Tarraco are a World Heritage site.

TARRAGONA - CIELO, MAR Y TIERRA
Tarragona

Cathedral de Saint Mary

It is a seat of the Archbishop of Tarragona. It’s construction began in 1171 and it was first consecrated in 1331. This cathedral was never destroyed during wars and is a wonderful example of classic Roman Catalan architecture.

Cathedral de Saint Mary
Cathedral de Saint Mary

Roman Amphitheater

It was built during the end of 1 and beginning of second centuries BC. This has a capacity of ten to twelve thousand spectators. It was the center for many cruel activities like the Bishop of Tarragona, was burnt alive in 259 AD.

Roman Amphitheater
Roman Amphitheater

Rambla Nova

While walking down the Rambla Nova, the rows of Castels and casteleros are extremely noticeable. It rejoices the Catalan National Sport of forming Human towers. Further down this road is the monument for the Heroes of the Peninsula War.

Rambla Nova
Rambla Nova

Roman Circus

It is the oldest and the grandest building in the ancient city of Terraco. Built during the first century BC, it was rebuilt by the Kings of Aragon to be used as their Royal Palace. It is currently Tarragona’s Historical Museum.

Roman Circus
Roman Circus

Forum Roma

It was the place where people socialized and held events. Today there only stands a section of the bascilia, with ruins of pedestrian walkings and homes.

Forum Roma
Forum Roma

Port Aventura

It is where the fun unfolds and it has lots of amusing attractions which relish the intricacies of many cultures. The attractions mainly consists of a Hurukan Condor, the exciting Chinatown and also an aquatic park.

Port Aventura
Port Aventura

Castellarnau House Museum

It is an ancient house originally bought by a family but converted into a museum in 1977. It consists relics of ancient architecture with walls painted with romantic murals, a painted roof with mythological motifs and an ancient kitchen, music room and a study.

Castellarnau House Museum
Castellarnau House Museum

Ancient and Medieval Walls

The walls once made up Tarragona’s first line of defense stretching over a span of 3500 meters. The walls were reinforced and renovated during the medieval era. Two towers Archbishop’s Tower and Minerva tower still exist.

Ancient and Medieval Walls
Ancient and Medieval Walls

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