Tarragona 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 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 …
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…
Ruins in Tarragona

Amfiteatre Romà

Near the beach is Tarragona's well-preserved amphitheatre, dating from the 2nd century AD, where gladiators hacked away at each other or wild animals. In its arena are the remains of a 6th-century Visigothic church …
Ruins in Tarragona

Pretori i Circ Romans

This sizeable complex with two separate entrances includes part of the vaults of Tarragona's well-preserved, late-1st-century Roman circus, where chariot races were once held, as well as the Plaça del Rei's Pretori …
Walls in Tarragona

Passeig Arqueològic Muralles

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 back to the 3rd century BC, while the outer ones were put up by…
Ruins in Tarragona

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 onwards, thus attesting to Rome’s conversion to Christianity. Th…
Ruins in Tarragona

Museu d'Història de Tarragona

The Museu d'Història de Tarragona consists of various Unesco World Heritage Roman sites, as well as some other historic buildings around town. A combined ticket covers the Pretori i Circ Romans, Amfiteatre Romà, Pas…
Ruins in Tarragona

Fòrum de la Colònia

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 see the foundations of former tabernae (shops) scattered arou…