Tinglado 4


Temporary exhibition space for major pieces from the Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona while the museum undergoes renovation (scheduled for completion in 2022). Bus 22 takes you to the port (El Serallo, last stop) from the Portal del Roser in the old town, or it's a 20-minute downhill walk.

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1. Fòrum de la Colònia

0.36 MILES

For a time-hopping view of Roman archways framing modern tower blocks, visit Tarragona's main provincial forum, thought to date from around 30 BC. You'll…

2. Museu i Necròpolis Paleocristians


This sprawling Roman-Christian city of the dead on the western edge of town consists of over 2000 elaborate tombs. It was used from the 3rd century AD…

3. Amfiteatre Romà

0.77 MILES

Near the beach is Tarragona's well-preserved amphitheatre, dating from the 2nd century CE, where gladiators hacked away at each other or wild animals. In…

4. Platja del Miracle

0.78 MILES

Tarragona's mediocre main beach is separated from town by train tracks and is reasonably clean, but can get terribly crowded; there are more appealing…

5. Passeig Arqueològic Muralles

0.78 MILES

A peaceful walk takes you around the inland part of the old town's perimeter between two lines of city walls. The inner walls are mainly Roman and date…

6. Pretori i Circ Romà

0.82 MILES

This sizeable complex with two separate entrances includes part of the vaults of Tarragona's well-preserved, late-1st-century Roman circus, where chariot…

8. Catedral de Tarragona


Crowning the town, Tarragona’s cathedral incorporates both Romanesque and Gothic features, as typified by the main facade. The flower-filled cloister has…