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COME ALIVE IN TARRAGONA

Kryssning från Barcelona (Tarragona), Spain

It’s only 15 minutes by taxi from Reus Airport to the Port of Tarragona, so make a beeline for Tarragona's Old Town. Filled with pretty winding alleys and grand historic buildings — some built with pieces of an ancient Roman wall — this beautiful quarter extends just north of where your cruise will depart. Before you set sail, pencil in a wander through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Tarraco or peruse the Rambla Nova shopping street for colorful crafts to bring home after your vacation. And if you have some extra time, plan a visit to nearby Barcelona. This iconic coastal city is just over an hour away by train, making it easy to experience some of the best things to do in Barcelona with just a day-trip.
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Things To Do in Tarragona

La Sagrada Couple Walking

CHASE CULTURE ALONG THE COAST

La Sagrada Couple Walking

La Sagrada Couple Walking

CHASE CULTURE ALONG THE COAST

Catch a train from Tarragona to beautiful Barcelona, one of Spain’s most famous cities. The ride itself is just over an hour and often costs around 10 euros, leaving you plenty of time to explore the best things to do in Barcelona before returning to port. Some of the most iconic sights include La Sagrada Familia, bustling La Rambla, and the city’s historic Gothic Quarter.

Spain Tarragona Salou Beach Cala Penya

Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

Spain Tarragona Salou Beach Cala Penya

Spain Tarragona Salou Beach Cala Penya

Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast

Is looking out at the ocean not enough for you? Dip your toes into the golden sands of Costa Dorada. El Miracle beach is the liveliest and closest to the city center, while the beautifully isolated Cala Fonda, just several miles north, evokes the Balearic islands that sit far off Tarragona's shores.

Spain Tarragona Bollards Old Street Artistic Colorful
Spain Tarragona Bollards Old Street Artistic Colorful

Art for the Afternoon

Whether you want a quick break from Tarragona's famous heat or are craving some culture, Tarragona's world-class art museums will hit the spot. Museu d'Art Modern de Tarragona spotlights Catalan artists like Antoni Gaudi and Joan Miro inside a series of 18th-century houses.

Spain Tarragona Paella Close Up of Local Cuisine
Spain Tarragona Paella Close Up of Local Cuisine

Local Cuisine

Fresh seafood is Tarragona's claim to fame. Dine near the port for classic Catalan paella (mussels and other shellfish stir-fried with fragrant saffron rice) or stop along Plaça de la Font for a carafe of sangria to wash down local takes on tapas such as grilled shrimp glazed with rich, nutty Romesco sauce.

Spain Tarragona Ceramics Spanish Porcelain Jugs
Spain Tarragona Ceramics Spanish Porcelain Jugs

Shopping

Whether you're looking for postcards and fridge magnets or locally made crafts, the Rambla Nova shopping street is the place to be. Galeria Tarraco sells artisanal crafts and textiles, including Catalan pottery and lace cushions made using techniques from the mid-19th century.

Experttips
Experttips
1 Tarragona locals are friendly and welcoming to tourists but can't always speak great English. A bit of Spanish (or Catalan), some patience and a smile will go a long way.
2 Tarragona is far less filled with tourists than Barcelona and other cities in Spain so enjoy the quieter streets as you explore the various attractions.
3 The farther north of the city center you go, the quieter Tarragona's beaches become, so long walks on the beach are especially rewarding here.

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