Tarragona was one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire, and numerous monuments bear witness to this period in the history of Spain: the aqueduct, the amphitheatre and the tomb of the scorpions by the sea. In the surrounding area there are two monasteries: Santes Creus and Santa Maria de Poblet. Around the city there are countless attractions and charming villages that invite you to enjoy a wonderful holiday in one of Spain's most beautiful regions. When you choose to rent one of our holiday homes in Tarragona you can look forward to an authentic experience, immersing yourself in the Spanish culture and history of this fascinating place! Holiday homes in Tarragona close to culture and history
With a holiday home in Tarragona, you are in the midst of the wonderful history of Spain as well as being close to the lovely sandy beaches. The old town is the city's highlight and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Tarragona was the capital of Hispania Citerior during the Roman Empire and there are many buildings from this period that still stand today that you can see during your stay in your chosen villas or apartments in Spain. The historic centre is surrounded by a magnificent city wall from the 3rd century BC, which was later renovated in the Middle Ages. All this is just metres away from the beautiful blue waters of the sea, where – once you have had your fill of history – you can take part in a wide variety of water sports. Right next to the beach is also the Roman amphitheatre, which in ancient times would house up to a staggering 12,000 people.
In the historical centre you can visit the Cathedral of Santa María, which is built on top of a Roman temple and a Muslim mosque and exhibits a diverse range of styles. After a nice lunch at one of the city's many lovely restaurants and cafés, where you can enjoy some delicious Spanish cuisine during your stay in your chosen holiday accommodation in Tarragona. After a delicious lunch, why not spend the afternoon strolling around the town and taking in the wonderful atmosphere of the Mediterranean city, being sure to pass by the Casa del Degá, Casa dels Concilis and Casa de la Ciutat, where you can really get a feel for the history of the city. We would also recommend a trip to one the host of exciting medieval towns in the nearby area such as Calafell, Altafulla and Tortosa. Active holiday in Tarragona
Traveling from your holiday homes in Tarragona further into the province, you will pass by significant monuments and magnificent natural landmarks. On the trip to the interior, the landscape transforms into lush vineyards, olive groves and small villages until you reach the large mountain ranges that intersect the region. From your holiday homes in Tarragona there is a great opportunity to go on a walk by foot, by bike or even on horseback. You can also book guided tours that provide transport to and from exactly the attractions you want to see during your self-catering holidays in Spain. Along the coast you will several world-class beaches with golden sands and turquoise blue waters. Many of the beaches have been awarded with a ‘blue-flag’ status, meaning they have great facilities such as restrooms, sun loungers and lifeguards. At the largest and most famous of the beaches you can try out a number of water sports or take a boat trip in the blue Mediterranean Sea. If you want more peace and relaxation or even a private beach, there are also several tucked away beaches all along the coast which can be reached within a short drive or walk