19 Sights in Tarragona, Spain (with Map and Images)

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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 19 sights are available in Tarragona, Spain.

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1. Ferreres Aqueduct

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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.

Wikipedia: Les Ferreres Aqueduct (EN)

2. Casa Castellarnau

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Casa Castellarnau

The Castellarnau House 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 it was the administration square of the Provincial Forum. Excavations carried out in 1993 in the courtyard revealed a whole series of Roman period structures corresponding to the podium of the portico of the large representation square of the province.

Wikipedia: Casa Castellarnau (CA)

3. Torre del Pretori

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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.

Wikipedia: Provincial forum of Tarraco (EN)

4. Roman circus

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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.

Wikipedia: Circ de Tarragona (CA)

5. Roman Amphitheater

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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.

Wikipedia: Amfiteatre Romà de Tarragona (CA)

6. Teatre Auditori Camp de Mart

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Teatre Auditori Camp de Mart

The Auditorium Theater of Camp de Mars is an outdoor theater, covered with a sail, inspired by the examples of classic Greek theaters. It has an amphitheater -shaped stands, rectangular stage and usable orchestra grave as a platform, in a set covered by a sail or tense. It is located in the gardens of the old Camp de Mars of the Roman city. Opened in 1970, it is a project by the municipal architect of that time, Manuel Lamich Fontanet. It seems that the project was inspired by the Greek Theater of Epidaurus in Argòlida, south of the Peloponnese, a work of the fourth century BC in Policlet el Jove.

Wikipedia: Teatre Auditori del Camp de Mart (CA)

7. Font del Centenari

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The centenary fountain is in Tarragona, in the middle of the Rambla Nova. It was opened in 1954 and is the work of the sculptor Josep Viladomat i Massana. It is currently located at the junction between Avenida Ramón i Cajal and the streets Pau Casals, Rovira i Virgili and Cristòfor Colom, where it does the role of roundabout and orders traffic. It is made of hontoria stone (Burgos) and consists of four independent sculptural elements formed by the figure of a man and an animal that flows from his mouth, both surrounded by vegetation -shaped details.

Wikipedia: Font del Centenari (CA)

8. Museu Arqueològic de Tarragona

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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.

Wikipedia: National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona (EN)

9. Castell de Tamarit

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Tamarit Castle is located on a promontory on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, in the municipality of Tarragona. Its walls surround the enclosed village of Tamarit, which blends into the architecture of the castle itself. The complex of enclosed villa and castle mixes Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles, and the interventions carried out from 1916 by its new owner Charles Deering, advised by his friend the painter Ramon Casas, contributed to standardizing the different buildings.

Wikipedia: Castell de Tamarit (CA)

10. Balcó del Mediterrani

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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 Balcó.

Wikipedia: Balcó del Mediterrani (CA)

11. Sant Agustí

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Sant Agustí

Església de Sant Agustí is a church in the municipality of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. From the old convent of Sant Agustí, which previously belonged to the Jesuits of Tarragona. However, over the centuries only the artistic value linked to works of ancient Roman art remains, together with certain characteristic features of the Escola del Camp.

Wikipedia: Església de Sant Agustí (Tarragona) (CA)

12. Sant Pau del Seminari

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Sant Pau del Seminari

Sant Pau del Seminary is a chapel of the municipality of Tarragona protected as a cultural asset of local interest. It is one of the oldest and best preserved testimonies of the Tarragona Romanesque. The chapel is mentioned in a document from the beginning of the thirteenth century. Linked with Santa Tecla la Vella and with decorative details of the cloister.

Wikipedia: Sant Pau del Seminari (CA)

13. Natzaret

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Natzaret

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.

Wikipedia: Església de Natzaret (CA)

14. Monument als Herois de 1811

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Monument als Herois de 1811

The monument to the heroes of 1811, popularly known as the stripped, is a work in Tarragona by Antonio Julio Rodríguez Hernández, known by Julio Antonio. It is on a stone podium with three bronze sculptures in the square of Julio Antonio, at the junction of the Rambla Nova de Tarragona with the streets of Ixart and Cañellas.

Wikipedia: Monument als herois de 1811 (CA)

15. Catedral de Tarragona

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The Primatial 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.

Wikipedia: Tarragona Cathedral (EN)

16. Fortí de la Reina

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Fortí de la Reina

The Fortí de la Reina is an eighteenth-century military construction built during 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.

Wikipedia: Fortí de la Reina (CA)

17. Museu d'Art Modern

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The Museum of Modern Art was created in 1967 by Tarragona Provincial Council with the aim of promoting the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art and, at the same time, to preserve and show its artistic heritage and share it with the public.

Wikipedia: Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona (CA)

18. Sant Simplici

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Sant Simplici

Sant Simplici is a mountain of 111 meters that is located in the municipality of Tarragona, in the Catalan region of Tarragonès. Near the summit we can find a geodesic vertex. This summit is included in the list of the 100 summits of the FEEC.

Wikipedia: Sant Simplici (Tarragona) (CA)

19. Teatre Romà

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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.

Wikipedia: Roman Theatre (Tarraco) (EN)

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