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Tarragona is a city in the north east of Spain in the Catalan region, and its location on the Mediterranean has turned it into a port city. Although the details of the founding of the city is unknown, Catalan legend has it that the settlement began as Tarraho in 2407 BC. With the arrival of the Romans, the city became known as Terraco and to this day is one of Spain's most important Roman sites. Visitors to the city will be delighted with the narrow maze of cobblestone streets and historic buildings, painting an idyllic and memorable picture. Choosing your ideal hotel in Tarragona from hundreds of others can be a difficult task, but makes things much simpler by offering thousands of user submitted reviews, hotel photo galleries, and a helpful interactive map for exploring the area and local attractions around your potential hotels.

What's Tarragona Like?

On the face of it Tarragona may appear like any other Mediterranean destination, but delve deeper and you will quickly find a world where history comes alive. For those with a particular interest in Roman history, you can choose from dozens of attractions around the city. One of the most visible attractions is the ancient Roman Aqueduct which is well preserved, and guided tours are also available. The ruins of a Roman Amphitheater and Roman Circus can be found in the city center, and provide a glimpse into the daily lives of Iberian "barbarians" under Roman rule. For a taste of sun, sea, and sand, head down to the Playa El Milagro beach and take a dip in the sapphire blue waters, or enjoy a drink by one of the seaside cafes before indulging in some afternoon shopping.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Tarragona

The Mediterranean climate of Tarragona causes long, dry, hot summers and mild winters. From mid June to late August, the summer months usher in pleasant temperatures of around 24°C, but can sometimes rise to a manageable 28°C on occasion. The locals speak the Catalan dialect of Spanish, which should cause no trouble if you have a practical understanding of Spanish, failing that, carry a pocket reference book around with you, however many locals do speak English. The city is host to many events and festivals all year round, and the International Fireworks Displays Competition in September, or the Santa Tecla Festival also in September are the ideal way to get a taste of modern Tarragona. For a taste of local cuisine, the Serrallo neighborhood near the harbor offers fresh local fish dishes.