ROMAN TARRAGONA TOUR 1/2 DAY
Tour Duration: 5 Hours
Max. Nº People: 9
Tour Type: Transport Based
Tour Price: Please ask for an updated price
Tour Inclusions: A great private tour for 5 hours and skipping the waiting lines in the sites.
Tour Exclusions: Transportation and entrance fees are not included in the tour price.
Transportation is needed for this outing. Renting a chauffeured vehicle would be a good idea, although train trips are also feasible from Barcelona.
Visit the World Heritage Site of old Roman Tarraco, once the capital city of Hispania, full of Roman time buildings, walls and towers, where even the very Cesar Augustus spent several winters.
Read more about the Roman Tarragona Tour Half Day
In Roman times, the Iberian Roman capital city was named Tarraco, capital of the province of Hispania Tarraconensis (after being also capital of Hispania Citerior in the Republican era). The Roman colony founded at Tarraco had the full name of Colonia Iulia Urbs Triumphalis Tarraco. Augustus wintered at Tarraco after his Cantabrian campaign, and bestowed many marks of honour on the city, among which were its honorary titles of Colonia Victrix Togata and Colonia Julia Victrix Tarraconensis.
There are still many important ancient remains at Tarragona where, like in most ancient towns, remains have been used as building materials, while the
amphitheater near the Mediterranean shore was used as a quarry. Throughout the town Latin, and even Hebrew inscriptions on the stones of the houses show their previous use. Tarragona is home to a large port.
Its World Heritage Site includes: Roman walls ant tours, a Roman Amphitheater, two Roman Forums, a Roman Circus, a Roman Pretory (Pilate’s tower) and a
Roman Aqueduct (city out-squirts).