Tarragonès offers many attractions: the stunning beaches of the Costa Daurada, Roman ruins, Port Aventura, a quiet agricultural interior ...
Tarragonès is one of the three administrative districts that divided the natural region of Tarragona. The region is central vertex Tarragona City (World Heritage), there are two distinct areas, first the interior of their agricultural and other Gold Coast beaches and tourist spots as important as Salou. Necessary reference and are the Roman remains emblematic of the city of Tarragona and Port Aventura Theme Park.
Environmental tourism resources:
Roman Quarry in Mèdol: The quarry Roman in Mèdol is a watershed of more than 200 meters in length and a width between 10 and 40 feet, produced by the constant extraction of limestone, very frequent in the area, in Roman times. In the center of the quarry stands a stone needle unexcavated. Of outstanding natural beauty for its trees, is accessible from the service area of the same name of the AP-7, where it is easily accessible.
Tarragona: The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, declared World Heritage by UNESCO. It includes 14 monuments, 11 of which are located in Tarragona. Tarraco was the first Roman military establishment outside Italy and the city (year of 218 BC) where it promoted the conquest, management and structuring of Hispania. In its long history and extensive urban development have come down to us important buildings and archaeological material that converts old Tarraco in one of the main cities of the Roman West, both the quantity and the quality and condition of their buildings . Attractions:
Roman wall of Tarragona: has the oldest Roman wall built outside Italy. His work dates from the early days of the Roman conquest of Hispania (s. II aC). In the Archaeological you can see the tower of Minerva, with the famous relief of this divinity, the oldest Roman sculpture of the Iberian Peninsula. The Roman wall has undergone many changes throughout history.
Circus Roman Circus Roman Tarraco was built in the late first century AD. Relics allow for the circus of Tarraco was 325 meters long and a width between 100 and 115 meters, with an approximate capacity of 25,000 spectators. Was in operation until at least the fifth century Then his round began to leverage their homes, but maybe the sand was still working as a recreational building. Not in vain in the sixth century bishop of Tarraco forbade him to attend such shows.
Cathedral: The Cathedral of Tarragona is the largest in Catalonia and is dedicated to Santa Tecla. Its construction began in 1167, in the center of the ancient city of worship from Roman times and became the backbone of the city. Designed in the Romanesque style, has chapels, the facade and the largest Gothic altar, and other Renaissance and Baroque, and no shortage of Roman elements utilized.
Jewish Quarter: Protected by royal power, the Jewish Quarter were established near the Castillo del Rey. Was completely separated from the rest of the city and was only four doors that communicated with the outside. Inside were small houses with workshops in the basement, the synagogue, the bakery, toilets and school. The Jewish quarter fell into decline from the fourteenth century until the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. Currently retains the narrow streets and some pointed arches on the street Talavera and the square of the Angels.
Medieval Hospital: Located within walking distance of the Cathedral and opposite the medieval moat, we find the Antiguo Hospital de Santa Tecla, Romanesque-Gothic building now houses the District Council of Tarragonès. This hospital was founded in 1171. Not know the original architectural distribution because only the exterior has been preserved to this day. It is a porch with five arches supported on piers with columns attached to the main facade and two arcs of smaller dimensions to the west. The ornamentation of the capitals is of geometric and plant.
Altafulla Castle: The building that dominates the profile Altafulla is the castle-palace of the Marquis de Tamarit, is in perfect condition. Its suite of merlots, turrets and other elements give a profile of strength. The interior has had enough changes, your yard is almost nearly intact, important for the gathers a lower and an interesting old gallery on the top of the Renaissance style, a style that dominates the whole of the castle.
Mariscal Castle, La Canonja: Mariscal Castle is actually a large manor farmhouse chairs the little old town of Mariscal. The structure that we see today is typically Gothic, with a square central courtyard, which contains a staircase which organizes the various units. After a time as a vindication of the Castillo Cultural Center, currently part of the local entity Menor de La Canonja as a cultural facility to serve the people.
Tower Vella, Salou: It was ordered built in 1530 to protect this part of the coast from pirates. The tower has been changed on the inside, while the exterior has essentially its original appearance date The outbuilding, for the most part, the eighteenth century. Currently, the Torre Vella is a cultural center devoted primarily to art exhibitions. Also houses the Museum of Contemporary Enamel, which has a fund of enamels of the twentieth century by authors from around the world.
Castle of Torredembarra: The town hall in Torredembarra is the only civil building new plant of the Renaissance of Catalan in Catalonia. Construction began in 1565 and was completed 15 years later. The building was designed as a residence-fortress that dominated the population. Square plan with four corner towers, is the highest point of the town, and following the tradition in the center houses an arcaded courtyard with arcades, where units are ordered around the central courtyard.
Arch Barà, Roda de Bara: Built by the Romans in the first century BC, the Arc de Barà is one of the best preserved Roman triumphal arches in the world. It has a single portal and two Corinthian pilasters on each side. Built in honor of Emperor Augustus, in its origin may be called Arch of Augustus, or perhaps Arc of Via Augusta.
Festival of Santa Tecla, Tarragona (09/23): Declared Traditional Festival of National Interest in 1996, commemorates the arrival in 1321 of the Relic of Santa Tecla Arm In 1321, thanks to King James II. Since that time, without interruption, been held every year the feast of Santa Tecla, patron saint of the city. These parties have a traditional air remarked, the most important celebration is the parade which is held every day of the holidays. We must highlight the day castelleres where competition is greatest between the groups Tarragona, which makes it possible to enjoy the important buildings castelleres.El last day of the festival, castellers groups make a Pillar 4, which will try to climb the steps of the Cathedral, download them and get to City Hall in an impressive show where fiesta, tradition and strength come together to Santa Tecla.
The Good Friday Procession of Tarragona: In the different events and celebrations that take place in Tarragona during Holy Week, the Holy Burial Procession is without doubt the most remarkable. It is a religious procession of more than five hours during which march together all the brotherhoods, guilds, unions and Christian associations of Tarragona. The procession also has thousands of penitents who guard each association with their robes with hoods that they cover their faces and a lighted candle in hand, and other penitents parade armed with crosses and barefoot. It is estimated that the eighteen guilds out there, the procession gathers more than three thousand participants. Throughout the tour, thousands of people are following the procession, among admired, skeptical and open-mouthed.
Sant Crist Dance, Solomon: The Dance of the Santo Cristo de Solomon (02, 09, May 16) is a show that combines drama and dance, and belongs to the genre of spoken dances, steeped in the counties of Camp de Tarragona, tells the story of the image of the crucifix came from the land of Algiers in the town of Solomon.
Feast of the Battle of Torredembarra: This celebration fun, festive and cultural recreates a fact happened in Torredembarra weapons under the Succession War, the July 16, 1713. To remember this fact becomes a historical reenactment of the battle. Throughout the day, in the Plaza del Castillo is installed military camp with tents, weapons, fireworks on the ground, food and the soldiers with the costumes for each unit of the XVIII century. Involved four groups with costumes and weaponry of the time. During the day we will find all the streets and squares. Participate in the offering at the monument of the Battle of Torredembarra next to Torre de la Vila.
Beaches: The coastline of Tarragona offers a variety of beaches of all types, from small coves, cliffs Torredembarra with fine sand and shallow in Salou. Many of the beaches of Tarragonès have been awarded the blue flag of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe, among other awards, such as the distinction obtained by Creixell on the beach accessible to persons with disabilities issued by the same entity. As for awards, it is noted that the town of Salou is certified as a family tourist destinations by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Golf: The climate that characterizes the Tarragonès has an exceptional kindness. moderation of temperature extremes, and the softness of the summer, make it a privileged place for the practice of this sport. In the Shire of Tarragonès we have numerous golf courses, such as distributed between the municipalities of Vila-Seca and the Catllar.
Theme Park: Between the towns of Salou and Vila-seca, we can enjoy one of the largest theme parks in Southern Europe. It is divided into five major thematic areas: Mediterranean, Polynesia, China, Mexico and Far West (Far West). The park's star attraction is the Dragon Khan roller coaster that once broke the world record with 8 loops. 1250 long ago and 45 m high. In addition we can also find a water park and a complex of three golf courses.
Sailing: Weather sunny, mild winds highly valued by those who practice sailing, Tarragona coast contains several marinas where we can enjoy this refreshing sport.
Clicoturism: The geographical range of the region allows us to cycle touring can get up close and quiet the variety of landscapes in the region of Tarragonès.