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Inhabitants 888895
Nearest airport Reus, Barcelona
Max. temperature 35 C
Min. temperature 10 C


Tarragona Province

The province of Tarragona is one of the four provinces that make up the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

Situated on the beautiful Costa Dorada the province boasts a coastline of beautiful golden sand beaches, shallow waters and historical towns and cities.

History
In the Roman age, the town of Tarragona was called Tarraco and was the provincial capital of Hispania Tarraconensis, which at the time encompassed much of the Mediterranean coast.


Towns and villages of Tarragona
Tarragona is located on the Costa Dorada and, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, and is the capital of the province of Tarragona. 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.

Cambrils is located in the Spanish on the Costa Dorada (Golden Coast) in the region of Catalonia. A seafaring village, the local life mainly revolves
around the harbour. The area attracts visitors for its golden, sandy beaches, the abundance of fabulous seafood restaurants and its close proximity to the Universal Studios Port Aventura theme park.

The town of Salou is a favourite destination with British tourists. It is the most visited of the holiday resorts on the Costa Dorada, with a clean, sandy coastline, which stretches far into the horizon.

The town of Torredembarra boasts a beautiful stretch of fine, sandy beach, mixed with a culturally exciting environment. Torredembarra combines an ultramodern harbour and excellent shopping, with a medieval influence in its architecture and a long maritime history.

The little fishing village of Altafulla is fast becoming a preferred tourist destination for many tourists. Situated on the banks of the river Gaia, the town has retained its ancient character, combined with excellent amenities and many cultural attractions.


Beaches
The beaches in the province of Tarragona are located on the beautiful Costa Dorada and include
blue flag winners such as Playa La Mora, Playa La Pineda,
Playa La Savinosa, Coma-Ruga Playa, Playa Cunit, Playa Frances
El Vendrell.

Leisure & recreation
Port Aventura, Spain's largest theme park, is on the doorstep in Salou; plus there are several water parks and a zoo.

The beaches offer excellent facilities for water-sports and light pleasure craft can be hired. Inflatable fun such as banana boats add to the
entertainment. Sea fishing is popular and boats with or without skipper can be hired.

There is horse riding nearby at the Club de Polo i Hípica Tarraco in La Secuita, approximately 25 minutes drive from the centre of town.

Tennis and paddle are available at numerous clubs and locations in and around Tarragona.

Athletes can go to the track at Les Pistes Municipals de Camp Clar and train with the local club between 19:00 and 21:00 weekday evenings.


Golf
Try the Costa Dorada Tarragona Golf Club with its magnificent sea views from the elevated tees. Visitors are welcome, however booking is recommended.

Natural surroundings
The El Ebre National Park has World heritage status. It consists of 320 square kilometres of Mediterranean marshland, making it the second largest marsh in Europe.

There are both fresh water and salt water lakes, rice fields, salt mines and forests. It has an ideal ecosystem for flowers and plants. There are over 300 types of birds and beautiful natural beaches.



Montanyes de Prades is a mountain range consisting of ravines and pine and oak and forests. The Francolí, Brugent, Ciurana, Glorieta rivers start from here; its an outstanding natural area.



Montsant mountainrange park is within the area known as el Priorat. The range is 20km long. The beautiful and peaceful area is great for alpine pursuits. Bungee jumping is also an option.

Cuisine
A coastal province, Tarragona favours seafood in its local gastronomy. A speciality which one finds in most dishes from Tarragonna is Romesco Sauce, which is made with olive oil, hazlenuts, almonds sweet peppers, onions, garlic and
tomatoes; its mainly served with fish, but is also delicious accompanying meat dishes.

Other specialities of the region 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.

Climate
Tarragona enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.

 



Map of Tarragona

Exciting places to visit in Tarragona province

Travel information about popular villages and towns in Tarragona province


Reviews for Tarragona

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Based on 328 reviews.

   
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08 October, 2014

City review

Nice small city, with good promenade and restaurants on it, also palm alley in the centre looks really awesome. You will find a lot of Russians there, more than you can expect.

Coast review

Awesome sea with nice beaches, good small towns and very nice road.
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28 September, 2014

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идеальное место для семейного отдыха

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отличное сочетание пляжного отдыха и культурной программы. огромный выбор экскурсий!
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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23 September, 2014

City review

Great place to be. Not much tourism as in other places. Great choices for drinks & food

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Wonderful sandy beaches
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12 September, 2014

City review

Beautiful quiet place, perfect for siteseeing with small children

Coast review

The sandy beach is the best option for small children
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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01 September, 2014

City review

Quiet, friendly, with adequate basic services. Super restaurant. Not much English spoken - but that's our problem really!

Coast review

Mixed; beaches generally very good. Towns mixed; some nice and some less so.
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01 September, 2014

City review

Lovely place with plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife

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Lovely beach with sunbeds to rent and watersports, restaurants and bars
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31 August, 2014

City review

Salou is a typical tourist spot catering to Brits who want sun, sea, sand, english food and lots of cheap souvenirs. This makes it perfect for families with small children! Portaventura and it's water park are worth a visit.

Coast review

This is a beautiful coast, with golden beaches and plenty to do if desired - although it is a lovely place to relax. Local people are friendly and the food is good. We'd definitely visit again.
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30 August, 2014

City review

Very convenient access with suburban train just one hour from Barcelona. So no rental car truly needed for us, this time the holiday being focused on relaxation.

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Lovely.
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21 August, 2014

City review

Lovely fishing village, close to Delta Ebra and the El Ports Mountains, great cliff top walks along the coast

Coast review

Very nive coastline, still lots more to explore
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13 August, 2014

City review

Lots to see and do.

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Lovely beaches.
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12 August, 2014

City review

Small and quiet village. Excellent for family with small children.

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Nice and clean beaches.
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11 August, 2014

City review

Little dissappointed in the restaurants in the local area but it has a nice feel to the town. Without exception the Catalan people are warm, friendly and very keen to please.

Coast review

Some of the scenery is stunning and reminds tyou of a mini West Coast of USA . But be careful not all the coast is as lovely (Salou is to be avoided at all costs)
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10 August, 2014

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08 August, 2014

City review

Shattered village

Coast review

nice beach - no people
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06 August, 2014

City review

Verys small village

Coast review

Nice, long coast
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04 August, 2014

City review

Interesting town with plenty of Roman ruins to visit, lovely market, very pleasant.

Coast review

Perfect sand for castles, warm sea, refreshing waves.
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03 August, 2014

City review

Boring town

Coast review

Nice,A trip to Tarrgona, Barcelona and Cambrills is recommended.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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25 July, 2014

City review

Very nice district, lovely beach. The best restaurant we found there is El Zink. No doubt!

Coast review

You can meet a mud in some parts of the bays, but the beaches are free and unobtrusive service
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14 July, 2014

City review

Small town, very nice Gourmet shop, but no entertainment

Coast review

Lovely sandy beach, but some days was too windy
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05 July, 2014

City review

Nice relaxing town

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Long sandy beaches
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