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Tarragona is an historic city in the south of Catalunya / Catalonia. It is the capital of the Tarragona province. The area has ancient remains and other interesting places to visit.AmphitheatreTarragona Amphitheatre
The Roman amphitheatre, next to the sea, was built in the second century.
In the forest a few kilometers north of the city, a Roman arch bridge carrying an aqueduct has been preserved. It is known locally as "Devil's Bridge" (El Pont del Diable in Catalan, or El Puente del Diablo in Spanish). Tarragona tourist attractions include the Museum of Archaeology and the Roman ruins of Tarraco, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarragona has a wall surrounding the old city, too. There are two gates through the wall of Tarragona: the Portal del Roser and the Portal de Sant Antoni. The main living heritage is the Popular Retinue -a great parade of dances, bestiary and spoken dances- and the human towers. They specially participate in Santa Tecla Festival. They are so popular in Tarragona and also in all Catalonia that they have got their own home. It is called "Casa de la Festa", Festivities House, where you can visit them all the year.
Tarragona is located near the holiday resort of Salou and there area a number of good beaches, some awarded a prestigious Blue Flag designation, line the Mediterranean coast near the city. Also the area features the theme park Port Aventura, one of the largest in Europe.
The city is located few miles away from Reus Airport, which has many low-cost destinations and charter-flights (over a million passengers per year). Reus is the second city of Tarragona area (101,767 inhabitants in 2006), known by its commercial activity and for being the place were the architect Gaudi was born
Places to visit in and around Tarragona
Tourist Office: Plaza Catalunya, 17 - 08002 Barcelona (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 932853834 Catalonia
Passeig de GrÓcia, 107 - 08008 Barcelona (Barcelona)
Tel. +34 932388091
Tourist Office: Calle Major, 39 - 43003 Tarragona
Tel. +34 977250795 International Festival of Mime and Gestural Theatre
25, 26, 27 OctoberReus,Tarragona