Tarragona is also close to the Camp de Tarragona AVE station, on the Madrid-Barcelona High Speed line. From Camp de Tarragona, high speed trains run to Zaragoza, Madrid, Sevilla, Malaga, Burgos, Vigo, Bilbao and San Sebastian, as well as the 'Trenhotel' night trains to Burgos, Vigo, A Coruña and Gijon. From the station, buses run regularly to Tarragona and to other towns in the Camp, and taxis are readily available.
Furthermore, Reus airport also serves the Tarragona region. Reus is mainly served by charter flights and Ryanair.
- Tarraco UNESCO World Heritage Site complex of Roman ruins including colosseum.
- Universitat Rovira i Virgili
- The beaches are north of town. Avoid pollution from the town's larger shipping port (one of the biggest in Spain) by walking a ways up the beach. There is a nice walk following the shoreline, about 6-7 km long, where you will find the five main beaches and several smaller ones.
- Museum of Archeology
- Casc antic (old part of the city)
- The Roman amphitheatre, next to the sea, was built in the second century.
Tarragona International Dixieland Festivalhe unique Dixieland festival in Spain and one of the most important in Europe: 25 bands and 100 concerts.
Tarragona International Fireworks Displays CompetitionThe most important fireworks contest in the Mediterranean area is held every first week of July in Tarragona, in a wonderful bay -Punta del Miracle-, a place praised by the famous architect Antoni Gaudí. The competition selects six international pyrotechnic companies every year.
Santa Tecla FestivalOne of the most important Spanish traditional festival, between 15th and 23rd September. It has been celebrated since 1321 and it has been considered of national touristic interest by Spanish government. Human towers, historical parades and fireworks are some of the main activities.
Tarragona Cultura Contemporania (TCC)Concerts, films in Original version, Theatre... L'associació cultural Anima't since 1994 produced a cultural program in Tarragona under the label of Tarragona Cultura Contemporània (TCC) together a program of music and films in original version of the October to April.
There is a cultural agenda
The Tarragona 'Ajuntament' ie Town Council publishes a fortnightly online 'what's on' guide called 'publics' which can be accessed via the ajuntament website.
Bonavista street marketLarge street market.
The Serrallo neighbourhood near the fishing harbour has some excellent fish and seafood restaurants, which are particularly popular for Sunday lunch. There is a market hall just off the Rambla Nova in the middle of town where the basics of a good picnic can be bought cheaply.
The tourist office at Carrer Fortuny in the New Town and Carrer Major in the Casc Antic can point you to hotel rooms at any budget.
phone: +34 977 219 119address: C/ General Contreras
phone: +34 977 248 701address: Rambla nova 71
phone: +34 977 541 633address: Carretera de Valencia 211
phone: +34 977250999Plaça Imperial Tarraco 5, / / Modern and centrally located. Free WI-FI connection in all rooms and common areas, splendid reunion salons and a wide range of Tarragona’s rich gastronomy. Conveniences for a warm stay, private garage, gim, sauna and solarium terrace with pool.
phone: +34 977221050Plaça de les Corts Catalanes 4. Located at the beginning of the Rambla of Tarragona. Private garage. Modern, comfortable and functional hotel, spacious rooms suitable for families. Free WI-FI connections in all rooms and common areas. Cafeteria, reunion salons and car rental office.
phone: +34 977 51 90 00address: Calle Garbí, s/n 43519 El Perelló TarragonaBeach Hotel in El Perelló
phone: +34 977 593 80address: Calle Marinada, s/n Urbanización Cap Roig 43895 L'Ampolla 43895 L'Ampolla4-Star hotel in L'Ampolla
phone: +34 977 684 041address: Calle Llobregat, 11 43880 Comarruga Tarragona3-Star hotel in Comarruga
phone: +34 977 68 42 00address: Avda. Palfuriana, 125-1274 Star hotel in Comarruga