Casco Antiguo De Tarragona

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  • Address: Casco Antiguo, Tarragona, Spain
  • Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids

The Roman history of Tarragona is hard to miss and the city still maintains ancient Roman structures like the Roman Circus, the Amphitheatre and the Roman and paleo-Christian necropolis. Most of the historic area falls inside the ancient Roman walls and includes 3 different zones-  Tarraco Romana, Tarragona Medieval and the Modern Tarragona that takes you through the old Santa Tecla hospital, the Cantera de El Médol quarry, the Plaza del Rey, the Torre de los Escipiones, the City Cathedral, the Puente del Diablo aqueduct and the Jewish quarters (popular for preserving an old Synagogue, a school and Jewish baths).

Other highlights of the place include:

  • Museum of Modern Art
  • The Gardner of Miracles: An authentic Roman garden where you can find all the plants, herbs and trees used by the Romans
  • Fortification walls constructed  between 217 and 197 BC to defend the city from Barbarians

The homes that lie in the area are gorgeous and gives you a peek into just how exclusively civilized this place was! Take a walk around to see the modernist style of architecture of Casa Canals, Casa Satellarnau and Casa Ripoll or simply wander off to explore intimate pockets around the historic city to see the cobbled streets and the arched gateways made entirely by stone and mortar that have been here since the 2nd or 3rd century BC! Everything about this place – from the architecture of the buildings, narrow alleys, old-world windows and doorways, lamp posts and signs to the fact that there is literally no traffic around the historic center, spins magic into the Casco Antiguo.

The entire historic center is located on the highest part of the city. The Mediterranean Balcony that overlooks the Miracle beach is an absolutely charming place especially at night but the sheer history that oozes from the entire district and the fact that the city has kept it reasonably untouched, make an afternoon walk here, spellbinding! If you love to explore cities on foot- taking in all the little nooks and crannies, you will enjoy this place thoroughly!

Casco Antiguo De Tarragona Travel Tips

  • Recommended time of arrival: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm

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How to Reach Casco Antiguo De Tarragona

  • By Bus: at  Passeig de les Palmeres
  • By Train: Tarragona train station
  • By Taxi
  • By Walking

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  • Casco Antiguo De Tarragona Address: Casco Antiguo, Tarragona, Spain
  • Time required to visit Casco Antiguo De Tarragona: 05:00 Hrs
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  • 0.98% of people who visit Tarragona include Casco Antiguo De Tarragona in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Casco Antiguo De Tarragona visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Casco Antiguo De Tarragona


95% of people prefer walking in order to reach Casco Antiguo De Tarragona

People normally also visit Tarragona Town Hall while planning their trip to Casco Antiguo De Tarragona.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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