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Tarragona
  • 8:00 hours

A city with over 2000 years of history, a true World Heritage place.

Note:

  • The tour of Tarragona is on foot.
  • Private transportation is needed
  • Length of the tour: 8 hours.
Tour with us:
  • English speaking licensed guide (other languages also available).
  • Private transportation.
  • Advise for other activities: more to see, museums, restaurants…

The price of the tour depends on: how many people will participate, the day of the week, the age of the participant, fees to museum…

So, please ask for quotation.

 

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The way to Tarragona

A 100 kms (62 miles) South of Barcelona. 1.30 minutes drive on a toll highway.

What to see

Cathedral (12th-14th century) built in the highest point of the city in the same place where there was once a Roman Temple. It´s dedicated to Sta. Tecla and its cloister´s sculpture work is one of the most pre-eminent examples of Romanesque art in Catalonia.
Model of Tarraco, miniature reconstruction of the city of Tarraco in the 2nd century.
Roman Anphitheater, built in the 2nd century overlooking the sea, its stands were carried directly out of the underlying bedrock. It can hold up to 14.000 spectators and in its days , it was the scene of flights between gladiators as well as public executions.
Pretorium and Circus, Tarragona´s circus (1st century) was once used to hold horses and chariot races. It´s original capacity has been estimated at 30.000 spectators. Some of the original structure remains hidden under old 19th century buildings.
The Pretorium is a Roman-era tower that once housed the stairs that connected the lower city to the Forum by way of the circus, to which is connected by means of underground passageways.
The Serrallo quarter is the fishing neighbourhood where all the fish that arrives to the port is actioned every afternoon.
Plaça de la Font, where the modern city coexists with its Imperial past.
Aqueduct Les Ferreres ( Pont del Diable), 5 kms North of Tarragona is a 250 meters long section of an aqueduct that channeled water from the Francolí river to the ancient Tarraco.

On our Tour

Emperor Adrian spent one year in Tarraco in AD 122 , he discovered one of the most splendorous citys of the Roman Empire. 

On our tour we´ll visit the Roman walls, the Imperial Temple, the Forum, the Circus, the Anphitheater, the miniature model of Tarraco , we´´ll also walk to the “Balcó del Mediterrani” to enjoy a great view over the sea.

2 hrs. Free time for lunch and other activities on your own.

Tour on your own:

There are trains departing from Barcelona regularly and there’s also a high-speed train.

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