What can I do in Tarragonès and its Holiday cottages?
Tarragonès consists of 22 municipalities. It is one of the counties that is part of Camp de Tarragona
together with Baix and l'Alt Camp
. Many of its municipalities overlook the sea. In fact, it has more than 60 kilometers of coastline. The climate of Tarragonès is Mediterranean. Temperatures are mild in winter and summers are dry and hot. All this means that you can stay in their Holiday cottages at any time of the year.
Each town in Tarragonès has a special charm. Some like Roda de Berà
have an exceptional historical past. You can also find charming fishing villages. A clear example is Torredembarra
and its lighthouse, the last built in the Spanish State in the 20th century.
Gastronomy is one of the most popular activities in the region.
You have a wide range of restaurants of all kinds. However, given that many municipalities are by the sea, fish is the star dish. Given the great wealth of natural spaces that you will find in Tarragonès, we recommend that you take your trip with peace of mind. There are many sights that are worth seeing and that we are sure will captivate you.
10 ideas to enjoy Tarragonès
- Discover the old Tarraco
- Visit the Roman villas.
- Modernist route.
- Medieval castles.
- Charming beaches.
- Port Aventura amusement park.
- Enjoy the sea.
- Cultural activities.
Discover the old Tarraco
, has one of the most important historical heritages in Catalunya
. Its Roman heritage stands out. Some of the main monuments are l'amfiteatre romà, el fòrum, l'antiga mura
lla, el circ romà, la necròpolis paleocristiana o l'aqüeducte de les Ferreres. To learn more about the city's Roman past, we recommend that you take one of the guided tours that are organized every day.
Visit the Roman villas
The Roman past is not only present in the capital. In Constantí
is el poble romà de Centcelles.
One of the most important Roman monuments in Spain. The oldest remains are from the second century BC. On the other hand, its dome has mosaics of exceptional value.
If you get close to Altafulla
you can visit la vila romana d'Els Munts
. Built in the first century, it was the residence of the duumvir of Tarraco, Caius Valerius Atavitus. Another of the most prominent monuments in the region is l'Arc de Berà
. You will find it in the middle of the N-340, the old Roman Via Augusta.
Modernism is deeply rooted in the region. In Tarragona city you have la casa Ximenis
. It was designed by the architect Josep Maria Jujol. The Ave Maria inscription on the entrance door stands out.
Another building renovated by Jujol was Casa Bofarull in Els Pallaresos
. This old farmhouse is considered an Asset of Local Cultural Interest. Its gallery of arches and its tower stand out. In Creixell
you can see la Torre del Campanar de Sant Jaume.
It was also restored by the architect Jujol.
Tarragonès also has a very important medieval past. If you like castles, you must visit the historic centers of Altafulla or Creixell. Its cobbled streets are a clear medieval heritage that still endures today. Els castells del Catllar, el d'Icart or Tamarit are another example of the region's vast cultural heritage.
The beaches of Tarragonès have a high tourist interest. Its sand is very fine, which allows you to take long walks along the seashore. The vast majority have the blue flag, which guarantees the quality of their waters. Some of the beaches you must see are Platja Llarga in Tarragona, Platja del Canyadell in Torredembarra or Cala Jovera, very close to castell de Tamarit.
Many of the Tarragonès beaches have paths from which you can enjoy exceptional views. And if you're looking for peace, you also have numerous coves, where you can relax in the sea without crowds
Port Aventura amusement park
Between the municipalities of Salou
is the PortAventura amusement park. It is the most visited theme park in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. Without a doubt, it is a space where the rascal is guaranteed hours and hours of fun.
If you like intense experiences, don't miss climbing attractions such as Dragon Khan or Furius Baco. Ferrari Land is a must-see for motor lovers. It is the only park in Europe dedicated to the Italian team. In its facilities you will surely feel the excitement and adrenaline.
Enjoy the sea
The Port Esportiu de Tarragona offers you a wide range of leisure activities. Located in a privileged environment with very calm waters, you can take advantage and rent a boat to navigate the sea. You also have a wide range of restaurants and shops. Other marinas you should visit are Roda de Berà or Torredembarra.
The seaside neighborhoods of Tarragonès have a traditional charm. You can take advantage and see old fishermen's houses while tasting some of the tastiest fish and seafood dishes in the area. Don't miss going to Serrallo, the seaside neighborhood of Tarragona ciutat. You will surely love it.
Popular traditions are deeply rooted in Tarragonès. In September , the Santa Tecla Festival is celebrated in Tarragona ciutat. You can see music and dance shows, castles, theater and many more cultural activities.
Another of the most rooted festivals in the region is the Tarraco Viva. It is a historical recreation that seeks to publicize the cultural heritage of the city and its surroundings. Museums are also part of this heritage. We recommend that you visit the Museu Nacional Arqueològic, El Museu Diocesà or Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona.
Tarragonès is full of natural places and protected spaces. Between Torredembarra and Creixell you have els Muntanyans . Its dunes form one of the unspoilt areas closest to the sea in Catalonia. It is also frequented by a wide variety of fauna such as native birds, wild boars and feathered rats.
Next to Altafulla is the mouth of the Gaià river, another natural area that you must see. It consists of small areas flooded with fresh water that serve as a refuge for migratory birds. Its vegetation contrasts with the dryland crops that surround it. In Vila-seca is the Séquia Major natural area . It stands out for its biodiversity and the presence of numerous species of flora and fauna that you will not be able to see in other parts of the Catalan territory.
The gastronomy of Tarragonès is exceptional. The municipalities in the region stand out for having a wide variety of traditional cuisine restaurants that rely on high-quality, local ingredients . You also have signature and international cuisine restaurants. If you are looking for fast food, you can choose from one of the hamburger restaurants and pizzerias that you will find in the area.