In 217 BC, this was one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire outside of Italy. Today this port city in the north-east of Spain is one of the cities with the most history in Europe. And it’s only a short distance (15 km) from the Port Aventura theme park!
Among the numerous and magnificently well-preserved ruins are the Roman amphitheatre, the circus and the aqueduct, which together form a complex declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, now one of the top tourist attractions in Tarragona. The Ferreres Aqueduct is a section of the old aqueduct that still survives on the outskirts of the city, and an ideal place for hiking. Walking along the old city wall is also a lovely experience. The Calle Mayor is home to the Romanesque and Gothic-style Santa Tecla Cathedral. Pla de la Seu Square is also surrounded by historic buildings such as the Palau de la Cambrería. The Serrallo fishing district is a great place to relax with a drink as you watch the fishing boats come back in to port.