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Explore interesting sights in Tarragona, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 16 sights are available in Tarragona, Spain.Sightseeing Tours in Tarragona
1. Roman AmphitheaterBook Free Tour*
The amphitheatre of Tarragona is a Roman building from ancient Tarraco that is now relatively restored. Its management depends on the Tarragona History Museum. It is part of the archaeological complex of Tarraco, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. It is considered a Cultural Asset of National Interest.
2. Casa Castellarnau
Casa Castellarnau is a manor house in the city of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. It is currently the headquarters of the Tarragona History Museum. The building was built inside what in Roman times was the administration square of the Provincial Forum. Excavations carried out in 1993 in the courtyard revealed a series of structures from Roman times corresponding to the podium of the portico of the great representative square of the province.
3. Roman circus
The Tarraco circus was located within the city's pomerium, taking advantage of land that, since the founding era, had been state-owned. Located in the upper part of Tarragona, parallel to the Rambla Vella, and in some parts, it maintains an exceptional state of conservation. It is the building where horse races were held, as well as those with beams and chariots with capacity for 20,000 people, where carriage races were held. It was built during the rule of Emperor Domitian and was in operation until the fifth century AD.
4. Museu d'Art Modern
The Museum of Modern Art of Tarragona Provincial Council was created in 1976 to promote the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art and, likewise, to preserve and show its artistic heritage and share it with the community. To this end, the Museum was established, equipped with an auxiliary library, a documentation centre and a photographic archive. The building that houses the Museum, located in the Part Alta of Tarragona, is the result of the union of three eighteenth-century houses, and rehabilitated by the architect Jaume Mutlló. In 1991 the restoration and structural conditioning as we know it today were inaugurated.
5. Museu Arqueològic de Tarragona
The National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona is a public museum located in the city of Tarragona focusing on its rich historical heritage and ancient remains. It includes archaeological findings of Tarraco's Roman and Early Christian past, as well as a library. The museum's origins lay in the 19th century, making it the oldest of its kind in Catalonia, with some collections assembling objects found from the 16th century onwards, but with most discoveries having taken place in the last 150 years.
6. Santa Tecla la Vella
Santa Tecla la Vella is a chapel in the municipality of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. Located in what is now the garden of the old cathedral moat, it is a construction that reuses materials from an older work that some scholars have linked to the old cathedral. The data that emerge from a correct interpretation of the building should help to discover one of the repeated questions of medieval study in Tarragona: the construction of the cathedral and the canonical rooms.
7. Balcó del Mediterrani
The Balcó del Mediterrani is a cliff 23 m high in altitude at the end of Tarragona's Rambla Nova touching the sea, protected by a beautiful iron railing. Opposite is the monument to the Catalan navigator Roger de Llúria. From the balcony there is a magnificent view over the sea, the port, the train station, the amphitheater, the beach and the Miracle Point, and a part of the city. The people of Tarragona, when they walk along La Rambla, say that they go "to touch iron" to the Balcony.
8. Sant Agustí
Church of Sant Agustí is a church in the municipality of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. Of the old convent of Sant Agustí, which once belonged to the Jesuits of Tarragona, only this church remains, whose artistic value is given by its links with works in Rome and to show the characteristic features of the so-called "Camp School". It is currently guarded by the priests of the parish of San Francisco, to which it belongs.
9. Castell de Ferran
Ferran Castle is a castle within the municipality of Tarragona, in the hamlet of Ferran, between Tamarit and Altafulla. Its origin dates back to the eleventh century, when it was only a watchtower within the boundaries of Tamarit Castle. This tower has been documented since 1197 as a result of a testamentary donation in which Guillem de Granada left the castle of Ferran to his nephew Berenguer de Castellet.
10. Sant Pau del Seminari
Sant Pau del Seminari is a chapel in the municipality of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. It is one of the oldest and best preserved testimonies of Tarragona Romanesque. The chapel is mentioned in a document from the early thirteenth century. Linked to Santa Tecla la Vella and with decorative details of the cloister enclosure.
The Church of Nazareth is a church in the old town of Tarragona, protected as a cultural asset of local interest. Although nothing remains of the primitive building of the thirteenth century, the temple of the sixteenth century and the successive restorations allow us to understand the dynamics of the constructions in the city of Tarragona.
12. Ferreres Aqueduct
The Ferreres Aqueduct, also known as the Pont del Diable, is an ancient bridge, part of one of the Roman aqueducts that supplied water to the ancient city of Tarraco, today Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. The bridge is located 4 km north of the city and is part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.
13. Torre del Pretori
The provincial forum of Tarraco is a Roman archaeological site in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain, encompassing an area of 18 ha. Together with other Roman remains in the city it makes the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, which was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2000.
14. Catedral de Tarragona
The Cathedral of Tarragona is a Roman Catholic church in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The edifice is located in a site previously occupied by a Roman temple dating to the time of Tiberius, a Visigothic cathedral, and a Moorish mosque. It was declared a national monument in 1905.
15. Fortí de la Reina
The Fortí de la Reina is an eighteenth-century military construction built on the occasion of the War of the Spanish Succession, strategically located at the tip of the Miracle of Tarragona, controlling the coastline. It has been declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest.
16. Teatre Romà
The Roman theatre of Tarraco was a Roman theatre built in Tarraco in the time of Augustus in the area of the local forum and the port, the planners took advantage of the steep slope of the hill to build part of the seating.
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