8 cultural visits that you cannot missing in Tarragona

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The essentials of Campings Tarragona in the International Year of Cultural Tourism

Coinciding with the International year of Cultural Tourism declared by UNESCO, we invite you to go back in time and discover the cultural legacy of the province of Tarragona, in the company of the best family campsites to enjoy a perfect holidays in a privileged environment.

We present to you what are these essentials to discover during your holidays at Campings Tarragona!

 

TÀRRACO ROMANA

If we talk about culture and history in the province of Tarragona, the first thing that comes to mind is the passage of the Romans. Walking through the streets of Tarragona is like entering a time warp that transports us to Roman times.

Visiting Tàrraco allows us to discover amazing architectural works such as the Circus, the Amphitheater, the Forum, the Tower of the Scipios, the Walls of the ancient city, the Devil’s Bridge or the Necropolis. A must and indispensable visit to understand this civilization.

Visitalo en 3D.

 

Tarragona Roman Amphitheatre ruins,Spain.

 

RUTA DEL CISTER

One of the other essential elements to visit in the province of Tarragona is the Cistercian Route, a route that encompasses 3 monasteriors of the order of the Cister, with the Poblet Monastery declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This route will discover the three monasteries of the Cistercian order of Poblet, Vallbona de les Monges and Santas Cruces. A walk to live in first person the magnitude of one of the most imposing orders of our culture.

 

Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, Catalonia, Spain.

 

 

PAISATGE DELS GENIS

 

We cannot forget that the province of Tarragona has been the place of birth and passage of great world-renowned artists such as Antoni Gaudí, Joan Miró, Pau Casals or Pablo Picasso. And, since 2018, the Genial Card has been put into operation, an initiative to know the steps of these great artists. Descúbrela aquí!

Discovering the landscapes that inspired the works and personality of these great artists is a true delight for the discovery of Catalan culture.

 

Panoramic view of the medieval village of Sant Joan de Horta in Catalonia, Spain

 

 

SIURANA

One of the pearls of the province of Tarragona is the medieval town of Siurana, in the heart of Priorat. A town with a lot of charm, located on top of a rock and at the foot of the swamp of Siurana. Walking its cobbled streets and enjoying the views is a unique experience.

Guided and theatrical visits are made.

 

View of the Romanesque church of Santa Maria de Siurana, in Siurana, Tarragona, Spain. Copy space for text

 

LA CARTOIXA D’ESCALADEI

From the French Provence came the Carthusian monks in the twelfth century to build a monastery, where they founded the first Cartuja of the Iberian Peninsula. They chose this place, since it was a unique place, protected by the Sierra Mayor del Montsant. Currently, you can enjoy a tour of its interior, although it is in ruins due to looting and constant looting.

 

Ruins of Scala Dei, a medieval Carthusian Monastery in Catalonia

 

 

CASTILLO MONASTERIO DE SANT MIQUEL D’ESCORNALBOU

Escornalbou takes us into a time of bourgeoisie. The Castle is a peculiar stately mansion of the early twentieth century built on the remains of a Roman fortress. An ideal spot to discover the one around the Costa Dorada Mountains and enjoy the views of Costa Dorada and Tierras del Ebro.

 

El monestir d'Escornalbou. Riudecanyes, Baix Camp, Tarragona

 

 

MONTBLANC MEDIEVAL

If we think with our territory, we think of a changing land with a surprising historical legacy, and Montblanc is one of the most highly preserved witnesses in medieval times. Walking its streets, squares and discovering its history will make you go back in time and relive the medieval era.

 

Walls of Montblanc in Tarragona province, Catalonia, Spain

 

ELS CASTELLERS

The castellera tradition in the province of Tarragona is one of the most characteristic elements of our folklore and our culture, especially in Valls, where it is called that has its origin. From there arise the first known and founded colles at the beginning of the 19th century. Castells are part of the Intangible Heritage of humanity, and living this experience live is indescribable.

 

 

Tarragona, Spain - October 4, 2014: Members of the "Colla St.Pere y St.Pau", build a traditional human tower at the Tarragona during celebrations in Tarraco Square Sand castle contest, October 4, 2014, Tarragona, Spain. A perfect example of teamwork, union and brotherhood.

 

Well, now that we have talked about the essentials of the culture of the province of Tarragona, only you are missing. Encourage yourself to discover a territory with multiple possibilities! We wait for you!

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