On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Daurada, lies the port city of Tarragona. The former Roman Tarraco offers an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains include part of the bases of large Cyclopean walls near the Quartel de Pilatos which are thought to be anterior to the Romans. The Quartel, a prison in the 19th century, is said to have been the palace of Augustus. The main tourist attractions include the Museum of Archaeology and the Roman ruins of Tarraco, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The Amphiteater Romà is a 2nd-century arena facing the Mediterranean, the Necropolis contains Roman tombs, and traces of the Forum stand among the alleys of the walled, medieval Old Town. A walkway along the ramparts, the Passeig Arqueològic, has sweeping views of the city.
Tarragona is perfectly located for countless sidetrips, like one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries, which is also a World Heritage Site: the monastery of Poblet. This is a cultural option added to those offered by a coastline on the shores of the Mediterranean sea: seaside towns, tasty fish and seafood and any number of water sports. was From the cliff top 'Balco del Mediterrani', you can admire its beautiful beach.
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