Platja del Miracle
The town beach, Platja del Miracle, is reasonably clean but can get terribly crowded.
Forùm Provincial Pretori i Circ Romans
This sizeable complex with two separate entrances includes part of the vaults of the Roman circus , where chariot races were once held,...
Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona
This excellent museum does justice to the cultural and material wealth of Roman Tarraco. Well-laid-out exhibits include part of the...
Set in one of the vaults of the Roman circus, this is the best place for dancing in central Tarragona. Various DJs and acts perform on...
El Palau del Barò
The Baron’s Palace provides a romantic, sumptuous 18th-century-mansion setting. Dishes are served with aplomb, and range from paella and...
Plaça d’Arce Ochotorena · interesting places nearby
Amfiteatre Romà information
Near the beach is this well-preserved amphitheatre, where gladiators hacked away at each other, or wild animals, to the death. In its arena are the remains of 6th- and 12th-century churches built to commemorate the martyrdom of the Christian bishop Fructuosus and two deacons, believed to have been burnt alive here in AD 259. Much of the amphitheatre was picked to bits, the stone used to build the port, so what you see now is a partial reconstruction.