Tarragona is located on the Mediterranean coast, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, in the region of Catalonia. The city is the smallest of the four province capitals of the region, yet it has the historical and cultural appeal of a larger city. Located on the Costa Dorada (Golden Coast), Tarragona is a beautiful destination for those who want to explore Catalonian history and culture, combined with a fabulous beach destination. Datos Habitantes 155000 Nivel sobre el mar 68 metros Aeropuerto más cercanoReus Distancia del aeropuerto 12 Km Distancia a la playa 0 metros Temperatura máxima 35 C Temperatura mínima 8 C
Cuisine A coastal town, Tarragona favours seafood in its local gastronomy; there some excellent bars and restaurants in the town and along the coast where you can enjoy the delicious catch of the day. Romesco Sauce made with olive oil, hazlenuts, almonds sweet peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes, is a local speciality; its mainly served with fish, but is also delicious accompanying meat dishes. Other specialities of the regiona include Arrs Negre – rice boiled in cuttlefish ink, Rossejat – a rice or noodle dish made with fish broth and calamars amb xocolata, or chocolate squid. Tarragona is renowned for its white wine production; look out for the Tarragona wine denomination when selecting a wine to accompany your meal. Eating out Tapas are plentiful in the Rambla Nova area, as well as in the interesting Placa de la Font, where you will find an excellent selection of bars and restaurants; it’s also the place to head for an enjoyable evening stroll. Head down to the port for a further choice of bars and seafood restaurants, which is located next to the marina. Remember Spanish dinner time is around 10pm, so don’t expect a buzzy environment until at least 9pm. Beaches Tarragona is the main city on the Costa Dorada and there are plenty of beaches and coves nearby for you to choose from. If you want to enjoy a nudist environment then head to Playa El Torn beach. How to get there Train: Tarragona train station is in the Plaza Pedrera; there are eight trains a day to and from Madrid, and more to Barcelona, which is just up the coast, about an hour and a half journey. The station at Tarragona is close to the port and to the main street, the Rambla Nova. Plane: The international airport at Reus is just a few minutes drive from downtown Tarragona. Car: The A7 and A2 motorways bring in visitors from Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and all other points in Spain. Climate Tarragona enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.