Essential Tarragona

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  • Tarragona
  • 2,5 hours
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  • 12€
  • Free up to 15 years old
  • Product tasting
  • Tickets included
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Essential Tarragona

The town of Tarragona is a World Heritage Site thanks to its outstanding Roman archaeological site. Its medium size and its location facing the Mediterranean Sea make it a warm, welcoming and bright town. 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 discover Roman remains at every step as we walk through the streets of the old town, remains which often go unnoticed. 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.

Itineray

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”. Afterward, we continue discovering the streets of the old towns, 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 historical centre, the sea and the port. On the way down, we visit the interior of the Roman Circus, its vaults and its seats, while we talk about the 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 take advantage of a discount to enjoy the typical aperitif of the town: 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 to your preferences.

 

When:

Tours for the general public: From Tuesdays to Saturdays at 11 am. Booking in advance.

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

Price:

Tours for the general public: 12€/person. Children up to 7 have free tickets, children from 8 to 15: 5€. Tickets to the Roman Circus are included.

Tours for private groups: Consult the special rates for groups (+10 people)

– 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.

Language:

Spanish, Catalan or English.

Recommended clothing:

Comfortable shoes are recommended.

Difficulty:

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

Accessibility:

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.

Pets:

Not allowed inside monuments.

1

Plaça Santiago Rossinyol

  • Plaça de Santiago Rossinyol, 43003 Tarragona
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Mercat Central, Plaça Corsini.

  • Mercado de Tarragona, Plaça de Corsini, Tarragona