Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Tarragona

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 Gothic vaulting and Romanesque carved capitals, one of which …
Top Choice Museum in Sitges

Museu del Cau Ferrat

Built in the 1890s as a house-studio by Catalan artist Santiago Rusiñol, a pioneer of the Modernisme movement, this seaside mansion is crammed with his own art and that of his contemporaries (including his friend Pi…
Top Choice Museum in Costa Daurada & Around

Gaudí Centre

Visionary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí was born in Reus, 14km northwest of Tarragona, in 1852. Though there are no Gaudí buildings here, he was inspired by many of his home town's historical structures. The superb…
Top Choice Winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia

Codorníu

There is no more glorious spot to sip cava than the vaulted interior of Codorníu's palatial Modernista headquarters, designed by Catalan architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, just beyond the northeast edge of Sant Sadur…
Top Choice Winery in Vilafranca del Penedès

Torres

Just 3km northwest of Vilafranca on the BP2121, this is the area’s premier winemaker, with a family winemaking tradition dating from the 17th century and a strong emphasis on organic production and renewable energy.…
Top Choice Museum in Tarragona

Museu Nacional Arqueològic de Tarragona

This excellent museum does justice to the cultural and material wealth of Roman Tarraco. The mosaic collection traces changing trends from simple black-and-white designs to complex full-colour creations; highlights …
Winery in Sant Sadurní d'Anoia

Freixenet

The biggest cava-producing company, easily accessible right next to Sant Sadurní's train station. Book ahead for 1½-hour visits (in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German or Japanese) that include a tour of its 1…
Museum in Costa Daurada & Around

Centre d’Estudis de la Batalla de l’Ebre

About 35km north of Tortosa in Gandesa, this excellent modern museum presents a balanced account of the Spanish Civil War and the decisive 1938 Ebro Valley battle through a host of artefacts, photographs and interac…
Amusement Park in Tarragona

PortAventura

A massive, blockbuster amusement park, PortAventura lies 10km west of Tarragona. Divided into themed sections, it's crammed with exhilarating rides and shows to keep all ages happy. The complex encompasses Himalayan…
Bridge in Tarragona

Aqüeducte de les Ferreres

This magnificent aqueduct sits in a tangle of dusty pathways and glades 4km north of central Tarragona, just off the AP7 (near where it intersects with the N240). It is a fine stretch of two-tiered aqueduct (217m lo…