Discover the best of Tarragona…
Majestically located between a rocky mountain and the sea, Tarragona is a historic city. Its greatest attractive are the Roman remains, especially the Amphitheater, that is the best preserved in Catalonia. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Tarragona is also popular for the Santa Tecla festival that takes places in September, hosting many cultural activities outdoors, open concerts and pyrotechnical fireworks.
If you love the summer and beaches, from Tarragona you can visit the famous Catalonian Costa Dorada, with places well recognized like Salou and Cambrils. And if you come with kids or teenagers, nothing better than organize a visit to Port Aventura amusement park. The petrochemical industry is an important industry for this province, the port is used for its transportation. Infact it is the second most used port in the whole of Spain.
Tarragona has a number of small bars, restaurants, and cafes serving the usual selection of tapas, bocadillos (sandwiches), and local seafood dishes. The best area to browse for tapas and full meals is from The Plaça de la Font along the Carrer Major up to the Cathedral, with Carrer Nau and the Plaça del Rei and Plaça del Fòrum particularly worthwhile. The most famous dish is ‘romesco’ a type of tomato and herb sauce with onion. This province also has some very good wines. We recommend – in the area known as ‘el Baix Ebre’: eels, frogs legs and duck dishes as well as paella; the area known as ‘el Baix Penedès’: xató – salad, cod, olives, salsa romesco and Penedès wines; in ‘Montsià’: rice dishes, eels, poultry, seafood and rabbit dishes; in ‘Conca del Barberà’: wines, cod casserole and meat dishes.