Torredembarra is a nice town of 16,000 inhabitants on the shores of the Mediterranean considered a major tourist destination. The population enjoys a privileged location on the Costa Dorada, just 11 km from Tarragona and 60km from Barcelona. Torredembarra has a lot to offer to its visitors, such as many km of sandy beaches to relax and enjoy the summer, a wide variety of cuisine, culture and fun.
Apart from enjoying its beautiful beaches, visitors can stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, which is the historical center, to visit the tower of the village, the castle of the Icart or the houses of the Indians who became very wealthy due to their adventures in the Americas and built large mansions to show off their wealth. These are some of the most representative buildings of the rich culture of this town.
A must visit is the trip to Faro which is currently the tallest tower of all the lighthouses of Catalonia, 58m above sea level, from there you can see a wonderful view of the marina and surrounding villages.
It also has 12 routes prepared and marked for doing a walking or cycling tour: ruta de los Indianos, el camino de los Castillos, ruta por los acantilados or through Playa de espacio Natural de els Muntanyars. Some offer guided tours and free visits. We cannot forget the fantastic PortAventura Theme Park, located just 30 km from Torredembarra which is definitely a must-see on any trip to Torredembarra. Its large roller coasters, shows, and many attractions will amuse the whole family.
Also in Salou, just a 25 minute drive from Torredembarra, you can enjoy the water parks of Costa Caribe and Aquópolis. There is no better way to spend the hot summer day refreshing in its wave pools.
The culinary tradition is deeply rooted in Torredembarra, where you can find restaurants of all kinds and for all tastes, but especially there is the importance of traditional Catalan cuisine that allows travelers to taste great dishes of seafood which are amazing because they receive each day fresh products from their own fishing port. If you are looking for something lighter, you can also find several places where you can taste the typical tapas.
Throughout the year various gastronomic events are held in this community, in order to acquire popularity related to the traditional cuisine or the latest in gastronomy among the inhabitants and visitors.
The main dish from the gastronomy of Torredembarra is "Bull de tonyina", made of dry tuna tripe cooked with garlic and parsley. This dish was invented because fishermen, after selling tuna, retained their guts, so one day they salted and dried them in the sun. Nowadays it’s accompanied with beans and potatoes resulting in a powerful and very tasty dish. Another delicious dish of the area is a salad called Xató, which is prepared with endive, cod and romesco sauce.
Formerly, Torredembarra, like many other coastal towns, was surrounded by an imposing wall to protect themselves from attacks by pirates. It stands in the center of town as an ancient castle of the 17th century, the square and the church.
The population has four sandy beaches and calm waters, some of them awarded with the Blue Flag by the EU.
In its 4 km of coastline of fine golden sand that covers the coast, Torredembarra includes four beaches: Canyadell beach which is a sandy cove featuring 60m length and is fairly quiet. It is a small beach surrounded by cliffs and Mediterranean nature where the lighthouse is located. It features a watchtower and access for the disabled.
Playa de la Paella. It is a high quality beach with fine sand of 750m length. It's in the marina area and beach area where you can do water sports. It is ideal for the whole family, especially for children for its shallow depth. It offers a multitude of services.
Barrio Maritimo This is the beach area from "Baix to Sea" and it is located in front of the sculpture "Alfa and Omega", by Rafael Bartolozzi. It has a children's play area and all services.
Dels muntanyans. This sandy 2km beach is renowned for its natural beauty and its importance to the ecological level, where the last marshes are after the Delta del Ebro. It also has a marked area of 400m for nudism. It has all the services required.
Note that three of the four beaches have been awarded the blue flag granted by the EU and two of them are certified as Eco beaches, Barri Maritim and Paella, and Muntanyans the beach has the Certificación de Playas Vírgenes.
We can say that Torredembarra is strategically very well placed because it is nearby the city of Tarragona, just 15 km and Barcelona 90 km.
To reach it by car from Barcelona and Tarragona you can use the AP-7 or E-15 motorway, the variant road that links the same motorway and the N-340.
If you want to travel by plane, Reus airport is the closest to Torredembarra and is only 30 km. El Prat airport is about 90 km away and has very good national and international connections.
If you want to travel by train, there is a railway station This station features the RT1 RT2 suburban lines near Campo de Tarragona.
Torredemabarra, in recent years, has grown as a tourist resort and has developed a good infrastructure around the city. Torredembarra has several good hotels and inns to stay at. But if we want the same amenities as a hotel but with more freedom and at half the price, we recommend you perform a search on our website and you will find apartments in Torredembarra and holiday accommodation for the whole family.
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