Activities for a Rainy Day in Tarragona

What to Do in Tarragona When it Rains

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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,672 contributions
    The cathedral is impressive from the very first look as is seating on the highest point of the hill at the end of some spectacular staircases, in the heart of the old town. However, the interior is even more imposing and there are plenty of interesting things to see. It definitely worth the entrance fee and your time.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,672 contributions
    The building is very nice and there are many stalls for fresh food (fish, meat, vegetables, etc.). There are also several places selling amazing cooked food, to take home or to eat on the tables around. And, if these are not enough, there is also a big Mercadona supermarket.
    Written 13 November 2021
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  • Lauren
    United Kingdom727 contributions
    Very detailed model which really puts the Roman remains that you have spent time viewing, when wandering around Tarragona, into perspective. Worth a look.
    Written 7 October 2018
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  • Sandra V
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands1 contribution
    Unfortunately we discover that this area of Spain is not so pet friendly. Most of the shopping malls including this one are against dogs ( or to carry them in your arms which is not so convenient unless you have tiny dog ). Big minus for this from our side.
    Written 24 August 2021
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  • philski74
    Swansea, UK305 contributions
    If you don't have any interest in history then this will seem like a waste of time and just an old building made of stone.
    But if you like Roman history or have any knowledge of the Spanish Civil War then this is a good place to visit.
    There are some nice bars and cafes in the area for those who want to sit it out.
    It's inexpensive and has some interesting history. The view from the top is sensational.
    Written 29 July 2019
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  • flj3
    Potters Bar, UK112 contributions
    The outstanding part for me of this really well organised and presented small museum is the fascinating section dealing with the life and work of the sculptor Julio Antonio, and the history of the creation and eventual installation of the city's Monument to the Heroes of 1811, which you can visit half way down the Rambla Nova.

    Free to visit, and in a beautifully restored historic building in the old part of the city.
    Written 27 October 2018
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  • Miriam B
    London, UK62 contributions
    Casa Castellarnau housed one of the best families in Tarragona for centuries, so be ready for some spectacular furniture and architecture. The entrance ticket is really affordable too!
    Written 7 June 2015
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  • NuriaHarket59
    Tarragona, Spain99 contributions
    You won't read about this chapel in tourist leaflets, and you won't be able to find it without a native's help. It's inside another building "Seminari" right behind the Cathedral.
    I'm afraid I don't know what times or how you can visit it, but if the "Seminari" is open you can ask at Reception. There's also a library in the building so surely there'll be someone to ask.
    The chapel is tiny, it's protected as a cultural asset of local interest. It is one of the most ancient and best preserved Romanesque churches in Tarragona. The chapel is mentioned in a document from the early 13th century.
    It's believed that the chapel was built in the place where the Paul the Apostle preached in Roman Tarraco (legend has it that he went to Tarraco as it was the 2nd most important Roman city after Rome itself, so he had good chances of converting many people to Christianism)
    Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/3jTnQ
    Photo: https://www.google.es/maps/place/Carrer+de+Sant+Pau,+43003+Tarragona/@41.1199242,1.2585121,3a,90y,39.47h,89.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1srVDCoF5XbtP6MmykHjvsLg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DrVDCoF5XbtP6MmykHjvsLg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D100%26h%3D80%26yaw%3D157.21031%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x12a3fcd1bb4e673b:0x4dd4213a7ca3256b?hl=ca
    Written 21 August 2015
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  • AW788
    Aberdeen, UK193 contributions
    Visited the house as part of the 6 historic sites tickets offered. The house was donated to the city by the last lady Canals. The parts that you can view are something special. Some of the stuff untouched from the King of Spain's visit in the 1980's. Would definitely go back again.
    Written 29 September 2014
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  • jon i
    34 contributions
    Free entry for five people is always a plus. Exhibits range from antiquity to contemporary, explanations in Catalan and Spanish, perhaps audioguides in English, I didn't ask. Kids were well entertained and fascinated by the model boats. Toilets clean modern hidden under stairs
    Written 31 May 2019
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  • wee r
    Oradea72 contributions
    Arrived there at 10PM. First you will have to check-in at the entrance with your ID. The ground floor looks very nice and elegant.
    Poker, slots and probably some bets are on the 1st floor, so I went there for some cash games at the poker table. There was a tournament going on, I do not remember the prizes because I didn't care about tournaments.
    The only table of cash that was playing, was 1-3 E. I took the last seat that was open.
    Although we were 3 non-Spanish talkers at the table, the dealer was only talking in Spanish. When we had our turn and we didn't act quickly, he bothered to talk some English...
    My biggest disappointment was when I tried to order some drinks. I wanted a large beer (0.5Liters), doesn't matter if in a bottle or a pint, but surprise: they had only 0.33L beers in bottles. At first I got a small beer, and I thought that she has made a mistake, but the second time when I have asked for a large beer, she didn't seem to understand. The people at the table had to explain to the waitress what I wanted... Also I added a Jagermeister and she didn't know what that is... After literally 1 minute of explanation, the dealer stepped in and she understood. How can you have hire a person that can't speak basic English, in an area full of tourists???
    The poker room is quite small, with like 8 tables. Dealers are pretty much ok, but they also did some small mistakes, that were fixed when other players intervened.
    Cashier and toilets are ok.
    I won some money in 2 and a half ours and when I deduced to leave I got the money quickly and asked for a taxi at the entrance. They called a company and got the price by the phone, in order to confirm is it suited my needs.
    When the taxi came in the parking lot, the guy guarding the entrance talked to the taxi driver to make sure I was paying the exact amount that we have discussed by the phone. The taxi guy wasn't happy about it, so I can only assume that he wanted to charge me more at the destination. So, I have thanked to the gut from the casino for saving me at least 15E and I left.
    Overall it was ok, but I have spent way less time there to have a 100% accurate opinion.
    Written 24 September 2018
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  • Peter P
    437 contributions
    We arrived, without knowing it, ten days before the Festival of San Tecla, the patron saint of Tarragona, and learned only by chance of this delightful and fascinating collections of objects and images of the upcoming celebrations. Housed in a modest building beneath the Archeological Museum and the Historical Museum, the Casa de la Festa offers a rare and wonderful glimpse into an important local holidays with fascinating customs. Most of the imaginary monsters and giant figures (some weighing up to 95 kilos and carried on one man's shoulders!!!) are here. There is also clear and fascinating documentation of the rest of the festivals: dances,, parades, and thew phenomenal "castellos" (towers of men standing on successive stories of shoulders, five or six men high!).

    There were children here when we visited: what a delight!
    Written 7 September 2019
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  • NuriaHarket59
    Tarragona, Spain99 contributions
    This art gallery is well hidden in the Old Town, you might just bump into it if you decide to visit the cathedral and go in/out the cloister door...
    Cosmopolitan atmosphere when there're openings or events (they organise concerts sometimes), you can meet people from all over the world and then English is the main language you'll hear.
    Written 24 August 2015
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