Following the Romans of Tarragona

Following the Romans of Tarragona, Tarragona, Spain (B)

On my last day in Barcelona this summer, I decided to leave! It was high time for me to reach beyond the borders of that awesome town, and, after many moments exploring Google Maps, I selected Tarragona for my daytime venture.

The €8,05 train from Barcelona-Sants to Tarragona was air conditioned and had plenty of seats. It took just over one hour to get to Tarragona, and the train tracks run along the Mediterranean most of the trip. There are some more expensive trains that may be a few minutes faster, but it's basically the same to take the regional train and pay half the price.

The Romans first called it Tarraco in their Hispania Tarraconensis province, and it was a popular fortification both for its position and great weather. It became a very wealthy Roman city and received much attention from various rulers. Tarragona passed through many different hands after the Roman Empire fell, and today is in the Catalunya region of Spain. There have been ongoing projects for archaeological excavations and preservations throughout the city since the 1800s. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Following the Romans of Tarragona
Guide Location: Spain » Tarragona
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Christy Swagerty
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Tarragona Main Train Station
  • Roman Amphitheater
  • Roman Forum
  • Passeig Arqueologic
  • Roman Circus
  • The Monument als Castellars
  • Tarragona Cathedral
  • Le Solet
  • Miracle Beach
  • Aqueducte de les Ferreres
  • Roman Theater