Tarragona, capital of Costa Dorada in Spain.
Tarragona is an important port town located in northeast Spain on the Costa Dorada by the Mediterranean Sea. It is called Costa Dorada, for the golden sands of its beaches.
What is Costa Dorada
. Is the name assigned to the coast in the Mediterranean, located in the province of Tarragona (Spain) from the mouth of the River Foix to the Delta del Ebro. It is bordered to the north by the Costa del Garraf (Province of Barcelona) and to the south with the Costa del Azahar (Province of Castellón)
. One of the tourist attractions of Costa Dorada is the PortAventura World leisure complex.
Founded before the 5th century BC. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Part of the bases of large Cyclopean walls near the Barracks of Pilate are thought to pre-date the Romans. The building just mentioned, a prison in the 19th century, is said to have been the palace of Augustus.
The second century Tarragona Amphitheatre near the seashore was extensively used as a quarry after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and few vestiges of it now remain.
Places such as several small villages or places like San Carlos de la Rápita can be found all along the coast, with one of the best fishing ports in this entire coastal sector. Inland, the walled town of Montblanch and the Monastery of Poblet stand out, where various kings of the Crown of Aragon lie.
Tarragona, capital of Costa Dorada in Spain counts with a number of small bars, restaurants, and cafes serving tapas and sandwiches, and local seafood and Catalan dishes like “pa amb tomàquet” or “neules i torrons”.
Many such outlets are found in the historic center, including those at the Plaça de la Font, Plaça del Rei and Plaça del Fòrum. The neighborhood of El Serrallo, at the harbor, specializes in seafood cuisine.
Between 1903 and 1989 the French liqueur made by the Carthusian Monks, Chartreuse, was distilled in Tarragona, following the monks’ expulsion from France.
Tarragona is home to a large port, hosting numerous cruises, which makes Tarragona a very visited city.
The Costa Dorada has a total of 81 kilometers of coastline that are distributed in up to sixty beaches, many of them have as common denominator the fine golden sand and a shallow access in the interior of the sea.
In addition, the Costa Dorada offers numerous activities managed from the Nautical Station or private companies that offer from kayaking tours, through the discovery of the sea with snorkeling, fishing and gastronomy.
The Costa Dorada has an important offer of leisure and family tourism. The PortAventura World amusement park becomes the main attraction and is a reference among the leisure spaces in the province.