Secrets of Spain: Tantalising Tarragona

May 29, 2015 Updated: May 29, 2015

The tantalising coastal city of Tarragona is only one hour down the road from Barcelona. It tends to get overlooked by many tourists, as it seems to pale into insignificance when compared to the buzzing city of Barcelona. However my advice to you is – Don’t Believe The Hype! Barcelona is a fabulous city, but Tarragona is a city that has even affected the Gods! It is said that Jupiter left his wife, the mortal Tiria, because the city of Tarragona captivated and enraptured him.

Beautiful beaches & culture are crowned with Mediterranean blue skies

Tarragona is blessed with layers upon layers of fascinating culture and history, some excellent food and wine offerings, and beautiful beaches, crowned with Mediterranean blue skies. You may be holidaying in a city, but with four blue flag beaches, you could just ignore all that amazing heritage and culture!

UNESCO World Heritage-Tarraco

In 2000 the Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco was declared to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tárraco, which is modern day Tarragona, was the headquarters of the Roman province of Hispania Tarraconensis, since 218 BC. Today a number of Roman monuments, including the circus and amphitheatre make up this World Heritage site.

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