Enjoy holidays rentals in Tarragona
To understand the History of the province of Tarragona, we must go back to 218 BC, when the Romans and Carthaginians were at war to dominate what is now the Iberian Peninsula. On the one hand, the Romans advanced southwards to Catalonia and settled in what is now the area of Tarragona. What attracted their attention, apart from being an idyllic site, was its altitude and difficult access, as this made it an advantageous area in terms of defence.
After the Romans founded Tarragona in 197 BC, the city grew through trade and its importance as the capital of Hispania. Even Julius Caesar Augustus decided to establish his residence there. All of this good harmony led to a great improvement in the city's initial structures: sewage and water supply. By the 3rd century AD, the Roman Empire was destined for failure, and Tarraco and its area became part of the Byzantine Empire. But they were not the only ones, since in the 8th century AD the Muslims conquered the entire peninsula and thus also the area of Tarragona.
Due to its proximity to Aragon, the impact of its culture in the Tarragona area was evident for many centuries. When the Muslims left, the city was renamed Tarragona, the Arabic language was banned, thus imposing the Aragonese language, and the Christian religion was the only one in the entire kingdom.
Tarragona remained Aragonese until the arrival of the Catalan-Aragonese crown: when King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile unified the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile.
What activities can I do during my holidays in our rental houses in Tarragona?
The beaches of the Gold Coast (Costa Daurada), a must-see
Even though it is not as well known as the Costa Brava
, and even if you do not find beaches as spectacular as the coves of Begur or Cadaqués
, the Costa Daurada hides many beautiful beaches
that are characterised by their golden and fine sand: the beach of Tamarit, the Cala de la Roca Plana, the Cala Fonda, the beaches of Ametlla de Mar...
Visiting the charming villages of Tarragona
If one thing is certain, it is that the Tarragona area
has many small towns and villages, and many of them have an obvious charm. You cannot leave the province of Tarragona without first having been to some of the following places: Tortosa
, Siurana de Prades, Prades, Montblanc, Miravet
, La Vilella Baixa or Hour de Sant Joan.
Escape for a day at Port Aventura Amusement Park
Port Aventura, located near Salou
, is one of the best theme and amusement parks in Europe.
And it's fit for all audiences! Ideal for the fans of emotions and adrenaline, as they will find the highest roller coaster in the whole continent, but also suitable for the little ones, because it has a large children's area with the theme of 'Sesame Street'.
Visit the capital of the province: Tarragona
Tarraco amphitheatre, the Roman circus, Tarragona Cathedral, the Fòrum square or the Rambla Nova are some of the mandatory stops if you visit the capital of the province.
Visit the Ebro Delta
The Delta de l'Ebre is a protected natural park, located at the mouth of the Ebro river. Here you can find a great variety of vegetation within its lagoons made up of water and sand, and where a great variety of animals also live, undoubtedly one of the most striking landscapes in Catalonia.