- Location: Located in the city of Tarraco, currently known as Tarragona, in the south of Catalonia in Spain.
- Attraction Type: Archaeological and World Heritage Site.
- Significance: The archaeological ensemble of Tarraco showcases the first and oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula.
- Best time to Visit: November to March.
- Visiting Hours: During the daytime.
- How to Reach: The nearest airport is in Barcelona. Take a train from Barcelona to reach Tarragona in 1 hour.
- Nearest Airport: Barcelona Airport (BCN).
It was a major administrative and commercial city in Roman Spain, it was the center of the Imperial cult for all Iberian provinces, it was endowed with several wonderful buildings — the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco showcases the first and oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. Though most of those are fragmentary in nature, much of the remains of Tarraco have been preserved beneath the recent buildings. This site provides you the unique opportunity to experience Roman urban planning and design. It also provides unparalleled and eloquent testimony to an important period in Mediterranean lands history in antiquity.
Located in the city of Tarraco, currently known as Tarragona, in the south of Catalonia in Spain, the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco is a dream destination for those who love history. Once the capital of the Hispania Tarraconensis province, Tarraco had the Roman colony named Colonia Iulia Urbs Triumphalis Tarraco. Currently, several important remains exist at Tarragona, which has become the points of attractions to the tourists.
Things to Do
There is plenty to see while you go to visit the archaeological ensemble of Tarraco. During 218 BC, the place became a Roman settlement. A huge defensive wall was built around the city. There were several Roman public buildings inside the city, which you can still see. Roman Amphitheater, built during the 2nd century is currently a popular attraction in Tarraco. Also, visit the other Roman remains like aqueduct outside the city. Scipio Tower and the Bara Arch should also be seen. The other attractions include Roman circus of the 1st century, St. Hemenegild Vault, Minerva Tower and Statue of Augustus, etc.
There is no dearth of options for accommodation in Tarraco. Some of those can be named as below:
Tel: +34 977 55 67 73
Fax: +34 977 55 67 74
Husa Imperial Tarraco
Passeig de Les Palmeres, s/n
Tel.: 0034 977 23 30 40
Fax: 0034 977 21 65 66