Ancient Ruins in Tarragona

Ancient Ruins in Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona Ancient Ruins

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  • sarahcK781SR
    Weston super Mare, UK425 contributions
    Located right on sea front. Spectacular back drop. Good for an explore. Nice gardens above and a lift down from street level.
    Written 1 July 2022
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  • HippoSlippers
    Barcelona, Spain90 contributions
    This site is a little smaller but it's still really cool to imagine the chariots racing. It's right above the amphitheater so don't miss it if you are already there. You can walk around and see most of it without doing the tour.
    Written 27 September 2020
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  • HippoSlippers
    Barcelona, Spain90 contributions
    Worth doing for sure. The info panels are informative and the views of the mountains are great (although hard to get a good picture of... Just enjoy). If you come in by train and are doing all the must-do things, do this before going to the cathedral. You go uphill and at the end you just have to keep to the right to get to the Cathedral. If you do the Cathedral first, you will end up walking up hill twice (speaking from experience...).
    Written 27 September 2020
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  • Ian T
    68 contributions
    visted old roman walls of the city , its a gate that's still in use today. Its a nice photo opportunity and then best to move on around the old town. A walk around the old city is a walk in history. You can see where the Roman Chariots raced. You get a feel of how Romans lived and a walk down the rambla nova to the balco del mediterran the views are wonderful
    Written 20 May 2019
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  • AlbertSalichs
    Manresa, Spain9,692 contributions
    Cantera del Mèdol is a Roman quarry located in the surroundings of Tarragona (Tarraco in Roman period), in the South of Catalonia. It is a very interesting place, where you can see a very well preserved quarry. In fact, it is possible walk around the quarry and learn about the history of the place and how use stones in Roman Era. It is a very nice place, where you can come with children, because is an open-air place on land.
    Pitifully, when we came here, in July-2021, the most interesting place (the big stone column in the center of quarry) was closed and you can only see this place from outside. However the place is very interesting for history or Roman-lovers.
    (see also Pont del Diable)
    Written 17 April 2022
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  • John
    13 contributions
    Not far from the Mercat Central and right in the middle of a dense residential/commercial neighborhood; pay the entrance fee, it’s worth exploring.
    Written 18 January 2020
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  • Traveller
    Scotland, UK432 contributions
    After walking through the Roman part of Tarragona we ventured a little further away via Via Augusta. On the map we had discovered a few more Unesco monuments and we tried to find them. It appeared to be a funeral monument. This monument belongs to the Tarragona archaeological site, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Close to the Via Augusta. It is built of ashlar stone. It consists of three parts, a lower podium, a central part decorated with figures in high relief, and the upper part should have been covered by a pyramid structure, but was never built. The tower is the funerary monument of the Scipio family.
    Written 12 November 2019
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  • Vadim
    Murmansk, Russia22,692 contributions
    This forum served as the center of the social and political life of the Roman Tarragona - the city of Tarraco. the forum was a vast square, around which rose the most important buildings of the city: the curia, temples, basilica and of course not without shops. The preserved ruins are already the second forum on this site and belong to the period of the empire-the beginning of the first century AD. It is a shame that the forum was destroyed relatively recently by historical standards in the XIX century. now you can see only part of the ancient roman basilica-a three-nave building, divided by the majestic columns of the corinthian order and the remains of the temple and some houses. Entrance costs 3 euros, but I came late and there was no one to pay. I had to limit myself to an external inspection.
    Written 14 December 2020
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  • jane53England
    Worcester, UK1,046 contributions
    Spotted this from above while looking for the Forum.
    Didn't look like it was open so spared ourselves the climb down.
    Written 30 June 2017
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  • docs_holiday
    UK for now61 contributions
    The area is marked on the tourist map but when you get there it is closed and surrounded by a metal fence behind which there appears to be mostly a series of ancient walls and arches. There doesn't seem to any information plaque or guidance but in this area of Spain you are surrounded by unmarked history wherever you go.
    Written 4 November 2016
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  • Katharina M
    4 contributions
    We came to Tarragona in January outside the season. Though we were only 3 people our guide Xavi spontaneously decided to give us a full city tour in English. The Tour took about 2,5h and Xavi gave us very diverse an interesting insights. Through the entire tour you could notice how passionate he is about Tarragona and it’s history. We learned a lot and truly enjoyed this tour! We definitely recommend it to anyone!
    Written 4 January 2020
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