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Tarragona, Spain Cruise Port

The large seaside town of Tarragona is situated on the north eastern coast of Spain within southern Catalonia, close to the vibrant city of Barcelona. The area is brimming with ancient Roman culture and history and boasts a range of World Heritage Sites, ancient churches and plazas as well as many fascinating museums and galleries. Tarragona also has a collection of stunning beaches that stretch along the region's beautiful coastline, offering visitors the perfect spot on which to relax and enjoy the warm, Mediterranean climate or take part in a variety of thrilling water sports in the sparkling ocean waters. The town's historic ambience, when combined with the friendly nature of the local people, creates a fabulous and often underappreciated cruise destination. As an unsung gem of Spain's Mediterranean coast, located so close to the famous city of Barcelona, Tarragona is an ideal destination for cruisers looking for a peaceful sojourn away from the major cities of southern Europe.

Sightseeing in Tarragona

Tarragona has a rich culture and heritage, displayed through the many museums situated around the town. The most prominent museums in the region include the Museum of Archaeology and Necropolis Museum, both of which house a collection of intriguing artefacts. Other fascinating local attractions include:

Tarragona Cathedral

The Cathedral of Tarragona is a superb Roman Catholic Church constructed on the site of a Roman temple which dated back to the reign of Tiberius. Although very little is known about the origins of the cathedral, it was declared as a national monument in 1905. The cathedral displays both Romanesque and Gothic architecture throughout and incorporates a large number of smaller chapels within its vast and impressive walls.

Tarraco

The archaeological area of Tarraco, situated within the modern city of Tarragona, is one of the best-preserved and most important Roman sites in Sicily. In the year 2000, the entire area was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its incrediblly important archaeological significance as an example of Roman buildings and architecture. This part of Tarragona is home to many remarkable structures including the Roman walls, Provincial Forum, ancient aqueduct, Roman theatre and an early Christian cemetery.

The Roman Amphitheatre

Located close to Tarragona's Rambla Nova is the Amfiteatre Roma, an astounding structure dating back to the Roman era. The Amphitheatre is a beautiful building that also offers spectacular views out over the coastline of Tarragona.

Shopping in Tarragona

A variety of intriguing and colourful shops are situated along Rambla Nova, the town's main shopping street. A range of authentic Catalan arts, crafts, gifts and souvenirs can be found in the many shops along this lively street, alongside supermarkets and stores selling local foodstuffs and general provisions.

Eating Out in Tarragona

Tarragona is home to a number of local restaurants specialising in traditional Spanish dishes such as tapas, bocadillos and locally caught seafood, alongside a wide range of familiar and delicious international cuisine from across the globe. Some of the best restaurant districts in town can be located along Carrer Major and Carrer Nau as well as within the busy Rambla Nova area of Tarragona.

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