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Tarragona, Rome’s Other Capital: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

1. Tarragona, Rome’s Other Capital: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Travel back 2,200 years in history to when Tarragona was Tarraco, one of Rome’s most important colonies and an ancient holiday destination – much like it is to this day. Over the years, the Romans, Moors, and Medieval Christians influenced the city and on this walking tour, I’ll point out where they left their mark in Tarragona’s Old Town. I’ll show you some of the numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites they left behind, and talk about some of the events that shaped them. Our tour starts at the Balcó de Mediterrani, overlooking the beautiful and tempting Miracle Beach. From there we’ll walk to Amfiteatre de Tarragona, Tarraco’s spectacular old Amphitheatre, and visit the Colonial Forum of Tarraco, the Roman wall of Tarragona, and Portal del Roser (a city gate). But it’s not all about Rome. Most of what you’ll see on your way to Mercat de Tarragona (the central market) where our tour ends was built in Medieval times. You’ll be amazed at how parts of the town still look and feel like a village from the Middle Ages. I’ll tell you how the Romans were more like us than you might realize – they were hygienic, loved to be entertained, built surprisingly modern-looking architecture, and were pretty open-minded.

Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Guided Day Trip with Transfers

2. Barcelona: Tarragona & Sitges Guided Day Trip with Transfers

Discover ancient Roman capital Tarragona on a guided walk along the city walls and through its old town. Get an idea of Roman life and engineering, s.a. the city's transformation from Roman times to now. This tour starts with hotel pickup in Barcelona. First, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to Tarragona for a walking tour of the city. See the amphitheater, the city walls and Santa Tecla cathedral. Take a lunch break and sample some delicious fish, rice, beef or lamb dishes. In the afternoon, we are heading to Sitges, one of Spain's most stylish and most beloved beach towns. Sitges is full of art, fanciness and the authentic Mediterranean spirit.

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Great Tour. Andre was wonderful. He is so knowledgeable about the history of the area.