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Tarragona province is a privileged place within the Spanish geographic location. Located south of Catalonia, it is known especially for its beautiful beaches, its vibrant nightlife and its Roman past. It is a very popular holiday destination and every year receives millions of tourists who arrive attracted by the great appeal of its coast, known as Costa Dorada by the golden color of its fine sand.
To discover all the essence of Tarragona province, it is essential to visit the city of Tarragona and stroll through its Roman walls, the amphitheater by the sea, the circus and the old forums.
At the cultural level, it is also worth mentioning the Cistercian Route, an emblematic route through three medieval monasteries that in their time transformed the Catalan culture and economy.
Two of them, the one of Poblet and the one of Santes Creus are in Tarragona province and besides its historical importance, they possess a spectacular architecture. The city of Montblanc also offers a medieval charm with its castle and its ramparts, while in Reus, the hometown of Antonio Gaudí, you can enjoy all the colorful modernist architecture.
When you move to the Ebro Delta area and the natural parks of the Montsant or the Ports of Beseit, it is nature that takes the main role, with perfect spaces for the practice of outdoor sports. Fans of wine tourism will also find in Tarragona province a great variety of vineyards and wineries to visit.
The gastronomy of Tarragona province is in itself a reason to choose this area as a holiday destination. It has a great culinary tradition from Roman times, which distinguish it for its seafood dishes and its mastery of the Mediterranean diet. In Tarragona province some of the most popular Catalan recipes have been created, such as the famous calçots with romesco sauce, or the refreshing xató salad, made with this particular sauce, escarole, cod, tuna, anchovies and olives.
Tarragona is also a land of wines, with several denominations of origin: Penedés, Montsant, Priorat, Terra Alta, Tarragona and Conca de Barberá. A paradise for lovers of good wine, where there is no shortage of typical and international restaurants to delight the palate.
Tarragona province has a very mild and pleasant Mediterranean climate throughout the year. its capital holds one of its jewels, the city of Tarragona, which is part of the World Heritage Site thanks to the impressive Roman archaeological complex of the ancient city of Tarraco. But in it you will also find beautiful natural landscapes and small fishing villages full of charm.
Many municipalities and beaches of Tarragona province have been distinguished with the seal of family tourism, a certification of confidence that guarantees that these are ideal places to travel with family, as they have facilities and services specially designed for children.
That's why many beaches on the Costa Dorada have children's pools and play areas that make the beach even more fun . But traveling with children, one of the most special moments in Tarragona province, is the visit to PortAventura.
The most visited amusement park in Spain, has shows and attractions aimed at children, such as the Sésamo Aventura area. Family fun is also guaranteed at Ferrari Land or in the water parks of Tarragona, such as Aquopolis Costa Dorada, Caribe Aquatic Park or Aqualeon.
Finally, you cannot forget about villages like Siurana, Altafulla, l'Ampolla or Miravet, which brim with charm. And for moments of relaxation, the beaches of Salou, Cambrils, La Pineda or Calafell are ideal to lie in the sun or take a refreshing swim.
Tarragona province is very well connected. You can arrive by plane directly to Reus airport or from Barcelona, which receives a large number of international flights. It also has an AVE station for high-speed trains, as well as suburban stations and medium and long-distance trains, both on the coast and inland.
By land it connects with the highway AP7 and the freeway A7 in addition to having a solid network of roads.And if that were not enough, there are almost a dozen marinas that allow you to reach by boat.
Tarragona province offers, for many years, endless possibilities of accommodation, but the preferred option for many travelers is the holiday rentals in Tarragona province, as they allow to enjoy greater space and privacy. Among the tourist accommodation options we find apartments, chalets, villas, studios, so there is always one suitable for us, whether traveling as a couple, as a family or with a group of friends. This type of accommodation, is usually a more affordable option than a hotel.