Tarragona

City, World Heritage

Tarragona home to the Tarraco Archaeological Site, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. 

This city is full of surprises. You have the ancient part with its ancient Roman amphitheater and at the other part you find beautiful modernist buildings on the Rambla to the Balcony on the Mediterranean.  

Relax stroll through the streets, take a vermouth, go shopping. Or you can go and visit the ancient roman Circus, Amphitheater, the Cathedral.  In Tarragona, history rises from the stones and becomes alive. Through historic re-enactment events,  Archaeologists, historians, script writers and narrators work hard to spread and share the city’s history. There is the annual event in May, TARRACO VIVA festival the Tarragona Living History program in the summer and the sessions dedicated to the Napoleonic War.

The golden light of Tarraco: “he was convinced that it was the light in the city that let him bear the pain. Gai Bebi Myrisme was born a slave but gained his freedom and, as a Freedman, accumulated a great fortune and was even named sevir Augustalis. When life was at its best, an illness took his loved one away form him. An inscription, now incrusted into a wall in the Old Town, is a reminder of his love: “ fabia Saturnina, the best of wives”. “

Tarraco was a little Rome, a port city, open to the Mediterranean, where a multitude of languages were spoken and it had especially pleasant weather; meaning, a good place to live and prosper. This is still the spirit of the city today. Walking along the streets and plazas of the mediaeval city or contemplating the horizons over the Mare Nostrum, you can relive that pleasant, benevolent city that was once enjoyed by the Roman  emperor Augustus