Get a taste of Spain's fascinating past with a holiday rental in ancient Tarragona
Tarragona province is located in southeastern Catalonia, bordering Castellón, Teruel, Zaragoza, Lleida and also Barcelona, an hour away by car. Steeped in medieval history, Tarragona city was once known as Tarraco, the capital of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior. The first thing you'll notice about this beautiful region is the remains of a Roman amphitheatre overlooking the palm-lined coast. Take in its natural beauty from the Balcó del Mediterrani, or 'Balcony of the Mediterranean', rising 40m above seal level and the perfect place for a romantic stroll. In the distance the Poblet Monastery, founded in 1151, lies nestled under the foot of the Prades mountain range.
Travel back in time with the ancient Roman Aqueduct, also known as 'Devil's Bridge', where legend goes that the devil won a wager against a woman who bet her own soul. Visit the 1st century Roman Circus, once captivating over 3000 spectators with its brutal chariot races. When you've had your fill of sightseeing, unwind on the 15 km stretch of unspoiled coastline, surrounded by pinewood forests. In the evenings, the old town provides an ambient setting for a al fresco Spanish dinner of fresh seafood and rustic casseroles, while street performers serenade the crowds.
Tarragona's untouched landscape and mountainous terrain is a playground for bicyclists and cyclists, boasting around 70 trails and over 75km of paths. For something a little different, there are horse riding routes, schools and centres in Catalonia that are a great way to treat the kids. A trip to PortAventura water park, home to Europe's fastest and tallest rollercoaster, is guaranteed to keep them entertained, at just a 30 minute's walk from Salou's beaches. Our holiday rentals put you at the heart of it all; from villas near golf sites to family-friendly villas with WiFi.
10km from Reus airport, Salou is a resort town in the northeastern region of Spain's Costa Durada. Popular for windsurfing, sailing and golf, it has lively beaches as well as private, secluded coves. Salou is known for its fantastic sunsets and famous water park PortAventura.
Mont-Roig del Camp between the Serra de Colldejou and the Mediterranean, is where famous Spanish artist Joan Miró painted some of his most iconic works. The beaches are sheltered and protected and the region's main attractions can be accessed by one singular tourist road, including the Route of Four Geniuses.
A short distance from Salou, south of Barcelona, the coastal town of Cambrils is popular for its pretty beaches, family-friendly atmosphere and authentic seafood restaurants - over 200! From its cobbled streets to its ancient Roman road, Cambrils is full of historic charms.
Located on the Costa Dorada in eastern Spain, Tarragona province is a region of natural beauty with an incredible history. From the charming vineyards to the rugged terrain of the Prades mountain range, it is the perfect base to explore the surrounding region and learn about its fascinating past.
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Mont roig del camp is where the famous Spanish artist Joan Miró painted some of his most iconic pieces. 100m above seal level, this tranquil countryside region boasts 12km of sheltered sandy coastline dotted with coves. Mont roig del camp is also the perfect destination for cycling and horseback riding, where the famous Route of Four Geniuses is where you'll get to see panoramic views of the landscape that inspired the likes of Gaudi and Picasso.
For families with young children, make a splash at PortAventura World in Salou, 30 minutes from Reus Airport. It is the most visited theme park in Europe, home to Ferrari Land, PortAventura World, Caribe Aquatic Park and a whole host of thrilling rides, complete with modern facilities.
Tarragona old town in the upper part of the city is dotted with Roman relics and the Gothic Jewish quarter around the Plaza dels Angels. A must-see for history buffs is the Passeig Arqueològic Muralles - a roman promenade stretching around the old town's perimeter. Dating back to the 3rd century BC, take a stroll back in time and take a moment to take in the stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The old quarter's square is home to Santa Maria Roman Catholic cathedral and plenty of cosy cafes and restaurants where you can stop to recharge your batteries.
When you want a break from all the sightseeing, Tarragona's coast is lined with fine golden sand, where you'll find the main beach Platja del Miracle, opposite the train tracks at the foot of the cliffs. Other nearby beaches include Llevant beach, an urban beach boasting 1,200m long coastline, and Playa de la Pineda, which is arguably the most beautiful with its calm blue waters and spectacular dolphin shows.
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