WELCOME TO TARRAGONA
Tarragona, a pleasant coastal resort approximately 100 km south of Barcelona (86 km from the airport).
Tarragona is a provincial capital and has a population of around 115,000. It is situated on the Costa Dorada and is an ideal location for a teenage program of this kind.
The town is lively, but not too big; it has its own sandy beaches within walking distance of the school; it is very close to Port Aventura (one of Europe's largest theme parks) and is only an hour from Barcelona by bus or train.
Majestically situated on a rocky hill, standing high above the sea, Tarragona is an ancient place. The first settlers were Iberians, followed by Carthaginians; and later Tarragona was used as the base for the Roman conquest of the peninsula.
Tarraco became the capital of Rome's eastern Iberian province, leading to the building of various temples and monuments in and around the city. Some of the most impressive monuments include the Passeig Arqueologic with its Roman walls, the Forum, the Amphitheatre and the Aqueduct.
Today, Tarragona is one of the most important ports in the country. Not only is there an industrial port, but also the recently opened Port Esportiu, where, as well as looking at the leisure boats at their moorings, you can also visit a number of bars and restaurants.
Further along the coast, various beaches can be found, including the Arrabassada and Platja Llarga, famous both for their beauty and their cleanliness.