Located on the Mediterranean coast, the city of Tarragona presumes to be the oldest of the Roman colonies in Roman Hispania and to be the starting point of the Romanization of the whole territory. The remains of the ancient Tarraco are mixed in the city with mediaeval and modernist architecture which allow us to know the three great historical moments lived by Tarragona.
At the same time, the province offers a rich variety of landscapes: long beaches with fine sand which give name to the provincial coastline, the Costa Daurada (the Golden Coast); the Delta de l‘Ebre, one of the most important natural protected areas of the Western Mediterranean Sea; the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges; Reus and its modernist patrimony; villages of mediaeval character such as Montblanc or Prades…
The Roman Tarraco was born in the 3rd century BC, in the context of the 2nd Punic War that confronted Rome with Carthage for the control of the Mediterranean.
In this trip we suggest you to discover one of the oldest cities in the Iberian Peninsula. The Roman Tarraco was born in the 3rd century BC
During the 12th century, the Christian reconquest rapidly advanced towards the south of the Catalan territory, the so-called “New Catalonia”.