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From series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
The unique archaeological complex of Tarraco is located on the territory of the Spanish city of Tarragona. It combines the ruins of ancient Roman buildings. The Roman colony was founded on the territory of the modern city during the reign of Caesar. The ancient city reached its peak during the reign of Octavian Augustus. Luxurious buildings and palaces were built in the city by his order. The Emperor sought to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Cantabrian war in this way.

Tarrago, Spain Many buildings of the archaeological area were restored during its research. The circus is considered one of the central elements of the complex today. It forms a single complex with the Casa de Pilatos. Excellent views of the archaeological area can be enjoyed from the upper part of this complex. The Roman Amphitheatre is located nearby. It is designed for 12 000 spectators. The fortress walls are an important architectural structure. Experts consider them one of the best examples of Roman military architecture preserved on the Iberian Peninsula.

The Roman Forum also deserves attention. It was the largest square in the city once. The most important public events took place on it. The most luxurious monuments and palaces were built near the square. Only a few surviving fragments remind of their former greatness today. The Temple of Augustus is considered one of the most mysterious monuments of the ancient Roman city. Its fragments were discovered only recently. The current cathedral was built on its ruins. Next - Caves in Atapuerca Mountains

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'BBVA' located in 1.27 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Firefly Reus Airport' is located in 2.37 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'E S Shell La Canonja' in 1.07 km
Supermarket: 'Carrefour Express' in 1.12 km
Parking: 'Servitrans' in 1.95 km
Apotheek: 'Farmàcia Escoda' in 1.08 km
Police station: 'Dirección General de la Guardia Civil' in 1.25 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Area De Picnic La Canonja' in 0.43 km
Railway station: 'Vila-seca' in 2.11 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Reus Airport REU - in 2 km
 »  El Prat Airport BCN - in 78 km
 »  Lleida-Alguaire Airport ILD - in 85 km
 »  De La Seu Airport LEU - in 136 km
 »  Girona - in 158 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Tarrago

Hotel Mas La Boella

Located in 0 km from Tarrago
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Rooms: 13
A lovely country house, Mas La Boella includes an outdoor swimming pool and a library. Reus Airport is only 3 km away and there is free private … More: photo, rates and booking
PortAventura® Hotel Gold River

Located in 2 km from Tarrago
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Rooms: 502
The hotel is themed around the American Gold Rush, for a true Wild West experience, and it features decor traditional of the era. It offers direct … More: photo, rates and booking
Ibersol Los Juncos

Located in 4 km from Tarrago
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Rooms: 40
Each apartment at Los Juncos has simple, traditional décor. There is a spacious living room with a dining area, and a kitchenette with a microwave … More: photo, rates and booking
Residencia Salou

Located in 5 km from Tarrago
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Rooms: 1
Residencia Salou offers elevator, outdoor swimming pool and garden. Guests can enjoy children's playground or golf course during their stay. … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

Port Aventura
4 km - Port Aventura
Port Aventura is one of the most popular entertainment venues not only in Spain, but throughout Europe. The first guests visited the park in 1995. The area of ​​the magnificent park is 117 hectares. There are more than 40 attractions at the disposal of the guests. …
Monestir de Poblet
29 km - Monestir de Poblet
Poblet is one of the largest monasteries in Spain. It was founded in 1151. The monastery is located on the territory of the municipality of Vimbodi i Poblet. This majestic monastery has been used as a Royal Pantheon since its foundation. Many Royal tombs are located on …
Catalunya en Miniatura
72 km - Catalunya en Miniatura
Catalonia in miniature can be admired in Barcelona. In a miniature park models of the most prominent and most visited sights of the region have been presented. The museum was opened in 1983 and covers an area of ​​60 000 square meters. About half of this area is …
Monasterio de Montserrat
76 km - Monasterio de Montserrat
The amazing monastery of Montserrat located in a mountainous area of the same name is the main religious center of Catalonia. It attracts Catholics from around the world. Hundreds of years ago, a wooden statue of the Madonna has been founded by shepherds in one of the …
Fuente magica de Montjuic
86 km - Fuente magica de Montjuic
Fuente magica de Montjuic (the magical Montjuic fountain) itself the name of this grand fountain, located in Barcelona, ​​arouses the great rising. This light water organ is located on the Montjuic hill and was built during the World Exposition, which was held in …
Vila De Gracia
87 km - Vila De Gracia
In Barcelona, ​​hikers should definitely walk down the street of Villa de Gracia. Every year in early August, this street is transformed beyond recognition. In the framework of the annual festival, Festa Major, it is decorated with various art installations. …

Top destination around Tarrago - Salou

Another remarkable historical landmark is the Catalan Farmhouse (La Masia Catalana of Salou). The farmhouse is executed in keeping with the best traditions of country life. The house is a typical dwelling of local farmers. The complex offers a completely restored decoration of the premises being usual a few centuries ago. The farmhouse keeps a collection of ancient farm implements and things of daily life of farmers. An essential part of the historical complex is cattle. Tourists visiting the city of Salou in summer will get a chance to observe the arts and crafts market set near the complex.

A marvelous boulevard runs along one of the most beautiful beaches of the city. The boulevard is named after the King Jaume I. It is one of the most visited destinations of the city among foreign guests as the boulevard is a perfect place for hiking and embracing the charming beauty of the city. The boulevard features original decoration and design. The street is paved with a special sort of mosaic with images of family crests of local aristocracy who escorted the King during his Majorca conquering crusade. The main decorative element of the boulevard is the King Jaume I monument. Another remarkable object of the boulevard attracting city guests is a charming fountain. Tourists will enjoy perfect greenery embracing the street.
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