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Things to do in Tarragona

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Department Store
“Closest shopping mall which offers a wide range of products: music, movies, portable and household electronics, furniture, hardware, books, clothes, groceries, gourmet food, etc...”
  • 15 locals recommend
History Museum
“A superb collection of Roman period. Go to see the mosaic of Medusa! There are very few like this in the world”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Closest movie theater. Rarely any movies in English.. It's also a huge shopping mall.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Church
“The Cathedral of Sant Tecla, better known as the Cathedral of Tarragona, was built in the highest part of the city, approximately in the same place as the Roman temple of emperor worship. This 12th century cathedral is a perfect example of the transition from Romanesque to Gothic architecture. Another speciality about Tarragona’s cathedral is that it was built on the site of a mosque from 10th century. The huge round window in the front, the stairs, the entrance, everything about this cathedral is pretty impressive.”
  • 25 locals recommend
History Museum
“One of the best views of the old ruins of Tarragona, and up the pretory tower one of the best views of the city without a doubt.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
  • 1 local recommends
Nightclub
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“Una discoteca grande en la que puedes bailar hasta las 5 de la mañana, con un ambiente para todas las edades. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Residencia aristocrática restaurada con muebles y objetos decorativos de los siglos XVIII y XIX.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Route
“The whole summer I was in Tarragona I had the feeling they celebrated every week another festival. But the Santa Tecla Festival in September was something special. The festival is 10 days long and everyday there was music, dances, night parades with costumes, and a lot more. It felt like the whole city didn’t sleep for 10 days. One of the highlights is the “Human Towers” which is a tradition in Cataluña. Teams of castellers (climbers) stand on each other’s shoulders to build towers up to nine levels high. At the end a child climbs to the top and then the whole tower of humans disassembles. There is even a Monument of Castellers in Rambla Nova. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Like a smaller version of Barcelona, lovely city, lots of Roman history, just a lovely place.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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  • 2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends
Scenic Viewpoint
“Not only houses have balconies. Yes, also a whole city can have a balcony to enjoy the most beautiful views of the beach. To get to this beautiful terrace, 40 meters above the sea, with amazing views of Mediterranean Sea you just need to follow Tarragona’s main road, Rambla Nova.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Boutique
Route
“Tuesdays and Thursdays there's a street market on Rambla nova. From about 10am - 2pm”
  • 16 locals recommend
Snack Place
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“Visit the 2nd biggest city of Catalunya and discover the Ancient Roman Empire”
  • 141 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Public Art
“Excelente restaurante with mediterranean food and picturesque sea view and fountains. The prices are moderate and ut works 7 day a week!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“nice paellas, rice and fish. Km 0. Nice wine. Terrace. Nice price menu Monday-Friday.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Porque de vez en cuando me apetece comer cocina de fusión con lo mejor de la cocina japonesa y lo mejor de aquí. Tiene una terraza interior que le da luz natural. El servicio es muy rápido.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Cocina tradicional de Tarragona con productos de la lonja en comedor neorrústico abierto desde 1950. Especialidad arroces.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Buffet Catalan - the restaurant of authentic Catalan and Spanish home food. You pay fixed price ( 14, 95 euro/person) and can eat everything you want!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Situado en el caso antiguo de Tarragona dentro de las murallas, ofrecemos una gastronomía principalmente de productos autóctonos de temporada especialmente seleccionadas para ofrecerle gran calidad en todo el proceso de elaboración En Sadoll Restaurant Tarragona encontrará un ambiente acogedor, elegante y moderno, en el que podrá disfrutar en pareja o en familia. Para reservar: 977 24 44 04 Horario de cocina: Mediodía de martes a sábado de 13:30 a 15:30 Cenas viernes y sábado de 21:00 a 22: 30 ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Está en una casa de principio de siglo. Es muy bonito conserva ese carácter señorial de los restaurantes de toda la vida, los que resisten a las modas. Se come muy bien, aunque los platos se hacen de rogar, quizás porque se cocinan al momento y es el precio que hay que pagar. Pero sin duda la espera valdrá la pena.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Luminoso y acogedor restaurante con suelo de mosaico, donde degustar platos veganos.”
  • 5 locals recommend

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