Essential Tarragona

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  • Tarragona
  • 2,5 hours
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  • Free up to 15 years old
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Essential Tarragona

The town of Tarragona is a World Heritage Site thanks to its outstanding Roman archaeological site.  With this guided tour you can learn about its important past through the most emblematic monuments, streets and squares. During the tour you discover what the town was like in its Roman, medieval and modernist period. As for the Roman Tarraco, we explain how its inhabitants lived and how they had fun, as we see the Roman show buildings: the Circus and the Amphitheatre.  We also get to know modern Tarragona, as we walk along the beautiful Mediterranean Balcony and Rambla Nova, from where we find examples of modernist buildings, such as the Central Market.


We start the tour in front of the Cathedral stairs, from where we explain the origins of Tarragona and the formation of the city. After that, we go up to Pla de la Seu, to explain the cathedral deeply as well as one of the most popular traditions of the town: the human towers “Els castells”.

Afterwards, we go on along the streets of the old town, the historical centre and its Roman remains, such as those in Forum Square. Next, we visit Pretori Tower, an old Roman building, from where we enjoy lovely views over the roofs of the old town, the sea and the port. On the way down, we visit the Roman Circus, its vaults and the stands, while we talk about chariot races.

On leaving, we go to the Amphitheatre, where the famous gladiatorial fights used to take place. Later on, we follow the Mediterranean Balcony, to start our modernist walk along the Rambla Nova.

The tour ends at the Central Market, also in modernist style. In there, we talk about both its architecture and its history. To finish, in the same market, you can optionally enjoy a sample of vermouth with crisps and olives.

Optionally, for private groups, you can also visit other places and monuments such as the Roman Wall, the model of Tarraco, the Cathedral, or the monuments on the outskirts such as the aqueduct or the Mèdol Roman quarry. We offer tailor-made tours in accordance with your preferences.



Tours for private groups: Any date under availability and previous booking.


Tours for private groups: Consult the special rates for groups.

– Tickets to the Roman monuments: 1,70€ per person. Free admission for children under 16 years old, students and teachers.

– Cathedral ticket: adults 5€. Children from 7 to 16 years old: 3€. Over 65s: 4€. Families with children up to 16 years old: 13€. For groups of minimum 20 people 4€, schools: 3€. Free of charge: children under 7 years old, disabled and unemployed.


Spanish, Catalan or English.

Recommended clothing:

Comfortable shoes are recommended.


Low to medium, the upper part has some streets with slight unevenness and some stairs for access to monuments.


The accesses to the monuments have lifts and ramps for people with limited mobility and wheelchairs, except for the Archaeological Walk, where there are only stairs.


Not allowed inside monuments.


We collaborate with KAYAC to promote this tour


Plaça Santiago Rossinyol

  • Plaça de Santiago Rossinyol, 43003 Tarragona

Mercat Central, Plaça Corsini.

  • Mercado de Tarragona, Plaça de Corsini, Tarragona