Tarragona Tourism

Tarragona is a lovely port city in Spain. Located around 100 kilometers away from Barcelona, this city attracts tourists with its many golden beaches. It is the perfect weekend getaway for the locals living in the neighboring cities. There are several Roman archaelogical sites in Tarragona that are declared to be UNESCO World Heritage Sites. All these sites, dipped in rich history, make Tarragona a paradise for the history buffs. A couple of the must-visit Roman ruins include Tarragona Amphitheater and Circ Romà. The National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona also has vast collection of artifacts that give you a glimpse of the past. There is a boom in Tarragona tourism around its many exciting festivals. To know about the culture of Tarragona, visiting it during the festivals and events is your best bet. Carnaval Tarragona and Santa Tecla Festival are two amongst the several festivals that you must attend.

Weather in Tarragona is the most favorable to visit from mid-April to June-end. Tourism in Tarragona is at its peak during these months of the year. The days are warmer and there is little to no rain experienced during this time. You may also plan a trip to Tarragona during Fall when there are very few tourists in the port city. With lesser crowd, you will be able to thoroughly explore the heritage city. Just carry enough warm clothes as the weather will be cold.  

With a well-connected rail network, one of the best ways to reach Tarragona is by train. You may also drive along the motorways or carriageways to easily reach the city. The Reus Airport is the nearest airport, located around 7 kilometers outside of Tarragona. With the attractions located close to each other, walking is the best way to move around Tarragona.

Plan a visit to Tarragona in Spain and you will certainly have a memorable vacation.   

Essential travel information and Tarragona tips for your visit

  • Time Zone - UTC+1h
  • Currency- Euro
  • Electricity and Internet- The electric current in tarragona flows at a frequency of 50Hz and the voltage is 230 volts. Free wifi is provided at a few accommodations in Tarragona.
  • Languages - Catalan and Spanish are the official languages of Tarragona.
  • Security- Police:112; Ambulance: 061; Fire: 112
  • Off-beaten Path - NA
  • Tipping-
  • Restaurants: 5% to 10%
  • Private Guide: 12 USD to 45 USD (10 euro to 40 euro)
  • Drivers: 3 USD to 5 USD (2 euro to 4 euro)
  • Hotel Staff: 2 USD to 3 USD (1 euro to 2 euro)
  • Tourist Traps - Be careful while visiting nightclubs
  • Customs - NA

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Tarragona

  • Know the pollution level of Tarragona before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 35 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 60 (High)
  • How safe is Tarragona for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Tarragona.

    • Burglary and Theft 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 29.17 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 32.14 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 35.71 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60.71 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 72.69 (High)
    • Climate Index 93.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 53.12 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 69.44 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.13 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Tarragona

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.87 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.09 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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