A Quick Guide to Tarragona Spain

April 4, 2017

 

You have probably never heard of this incredible little town only a one hour train ride from Barcelona. Well I am glad that you have come here to find out more about it! If you are looking for the perfect side trip on your Barcelona vacay, look no further! Tarragona is a small port town that was once an ancient roman colony. Many of these ancient ruins are preserved and run throughout the historic center of the town. It's a unique mix of Spanish architecture and roman ruins and the result is simply magical. 

 

 

 

Distance from Barcelona

 

80 km (aprox. 50 miles) 

 

by bus it takes about 1.5 hours

 costs about €8.75 one way

 book it here

 

 

 

 

 

 

by train it takes about 1 hour

 costs about €8 one way 

 book it here

 

 

 

 

 

by taxi it takes about 1 hour

costs about €120 one way
get the app mytaxi here

 

 

 

 

what to say

 

official language: Catalan & Spanish

 

hello: hola!

goodbye: adéu, adios, ciao

please: Por favor

Thank you: gracias

yes: si

no: no

where is the bathroom?: ¿Donde esta el aseo?

are you serving food now?: ¿Estás sirviendo comida ahora?

I would like this one:Me gustaría este

pardon: perdón

it's okay: está bien

okay or alright: vale

 

What to do

 

the beach

 

 

ancient roman ruins

 

*pro tip! Bring your student ID to get a HUGE discount on entry to all of the ruins! it only cost me about €3.60 to enter all of them because I brought a student ID with me. learn more about the ruins HERE 

 

 

 

beautiful cathedrals

 

more mediaeval sites to check out HERE

 

 

wander the cobblestone streets of the historic center

 

watch the sunset from the top of the roman ruins

 

What to eat

 

 

 

The food here is pretty much exactly the same as it is in Barcelona! The menus are all in Catalan, but should have the english translation under each item on the menu. Most of the waitstaff does not speak english, so see some of the helpful phrases to learn at the top of the page here to help you communicate. 

 

If you are dining out, I suggest going somewhere in the Historic Center of town, because that is where a majority of restaurants are and you can find some authentic Catalan cuisine here as well :) 

 

For a list of what to order see my What to Eat in Barcelona post HERE

 

 

Want to know more about my day in Tarragona? watch the Vlog I took below!  

 

 

 

 

If you have any tips for things to do in tarragona, i would love to see them in the comments below :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi I'm Eva! and I am one of those crazy people that always talks about traveling and following their dream. I believe that everybody should have the chance to travel and explore this incredible planet and the many cultures that make it up. Whether you are planning your next adventure or you just want a chance to explore from the comfort of your couch, this is the place for you!

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