Hello everyone, my name is Will, and I am a new editor at Barcelona explorers. This weekend I had the opportunity to take a weekend trip to the beautiful city of Tarragona.
Tarragona is a port town located about an hour and a half South of Barcelona, although the city is smaller and more peaceful than the big city of Barcelona, there is still much to do.
The city was originally a Roman outpost and therefore contains countless Roman ruins.
While I was there, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of famous historical sites. A colosseum, a large tower with a magnificent view of the city, and a monastery that was 30 minutes outside of the city.
Monasterio de Santes Creus (Weekend TRIP in Tarragona)
The first place I went was the Monasterio de Santes Creus. A beautiful monastery located on the top of a peaceful hill. The tour started with a quick audio section explaining the history and creation of the temple. Then, we were led through the monastery by a tour guide. The interior was decorated with beautiful architecture that was incredibly well preserved. This is a must visit if you want to enjoy a peaceful and serene setting with deep history.
Click here to visit their website and book your tickets!
The Roman Ruins
On the second day, we embarked on a tour of some Roman ruins in the center of the city close to the beach. The tour began at an old Roman colosseum, then continued to a large tower where, at the top, you can enjoy a view of the entirety of the city created by the Romans.
Click here to visit their website for prices and hours!
You have also other plans in Tarragona by Civitatis, check the link for more information!
Food & Advice
The food in the city has a primarily Greek influence, with a large quantity of Italian restaurants as well. I enjoyed a fantastic pizza by the marina at a restaurant called La Tagliatella. The restaurant was modestly priced and the food and service were fantastic.
If you are planning a trip to Tarragona during winter, especially any of the ruins, I would advise you bring a jacket, even though the sun was out and shining, the ruins are cold, and the areas near the beach can get very windy.
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