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Tarragona tours - Tarragona in 4 hours without feeling like a stupid tourist

Overview

Tarragona - Roman Tarraco - is by far the friendliest and most pleasant of the four Catalan provincial capitals and is a brilliant place for a relaxed and interesting wander. We'll take you to see the Roman, medieval and modernist sights - the 3rd century Roman walls, the 12th-14th century cathedral, various other medieval and later chapels, hospices, palaces, the Roman amphitheatre, the castle and the remains of the circus - but we'll also make sure you get to know the quiet little squares and (if you want) bars.

The principal optional extra for this walk is a trip out by public transport to see the massive Roman aqueduct (Pont del Diable/Pont del Moro/Puente del Diablo/Puente del Moro/Acueducto de les Ferreres). Ask for details.

Itinerary

Here's an alphabetical list of some of the sights you may see (depends on what you want/opening hours if you want to go into places) on the 4-hour tour:

  • 18th century law courts
  • Cathedral exterior
  • Chapel of St Paul
  • Hospice of St Magín
  • Conservative art nouveau on 19th century rambla
  • Jewish tombstones
  • Medieval grain store, market arcades, merchant and noble houses
  • Model & explanation of Roman Tarragona
  • Municipal slaughterhouse
  • Orphanage, with official maces etc
  • Remains of Roman amphitheatre, circus, theatre, provincial forum
  • Roman praetorium
  • Roman, medieval, British and 19th century walls and gates
  • The lives and peripatetic body parts of sundry saints, sinners (Pontius Pilate)
  • Various optional refreshment stops, including gypsy and Galician bars as well as mainstream tapas + drinks outfits
  • Vestiges of the Jewish quarter
  • Via Augusta

Details

Grade easy
Base Tarragona (Meeting point information here, where relevant - make sure you have the right one!)
Location tags Catalonia, Tarragona,
Theme tags archaeology, architecture, gastronomy, history,
Your guide(s) A local expert
Walking distance 5 km / 3.11 miles
Walking time 3.48 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 0 hr
Default meeting time 09:30. This is designed to produce an optimal result from a number of factors, including sleep-in time, access to food, and exposure to sun.
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 4.00 hr
Fiestas and markets in places we go through - combine a walk and some partying or shopping!
  • Carnival
  • Holy Week (Good Friday procession is cool)
  • Feast of St John
  • Feast of St Peter
  • August 19 (hermit patron saint)
  • Feast of St Tecla (10-day fiesta mayor with bit of everything)
  • September 23 (Armenian patron saint whose arm arrived in 1321)

Note that there are also events in most places on January 6 (Three Kings), Carnival, Easter, April 23 (St George), June 23 (St John), and September 11 (Catalan regional/national day)

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