Located 100km from Barcelona, the ancient Catalonian city of Tarragona is known for its well-preserved, UNESCO-listed Roman ruins and golden beaches (hence the region's name "Costa Daurada," which translates to "Golden Coast"). Originally founded before the 5th century BC, this port city is positively filled with important relics dating back thousands of years. If you're travelling around Mediterranean Spain, we highly recommend making a stop here.
The 2nd-century Tarragona Amphitheatre, the Circ Roma chariot track, and the four-kilometre-long Les Ferreres Aqueduct are some of the most popular landmarks to visit, offering a glimpse at the city's incredible history. Visitors also enjoy strolling along the Rambla Nova, a shopping street known as the centre of life in Tarragona. Here you'll find charming cafes, boutiques and a clothes market with lots of treasures to discover.
Sun worshippers will feel right at home in Tarragona thanks to the 15-kilometre-long coastline that's dotted with an array of alluring beaches. Many of these have been awarded a Blue Flag because of their excellent quality and protected natural surroundings.
Playa El Milagro is the main beach, located right in the city centre. Playa La Mora has a calm, quiet feel and doesn't generally get too crowded. And the more adventurous can head to La Savinosa, Cala Roca Plana or Cala Fonda, Tarragona's three nudist beaches.