A new city on top of the ancient Roman acropolis
During the Middle Ages, Tarragona was erected as a new city on the ancient Roman acropolis. The city still preserves some of its Medieval past monuments. The abundant traces of the Roman era coexist and complement a rich medieval heritage, of which the Cathedral is its greatest representation, along with other outstanding examples of the art and architecture from the Middle Ages.
Strolling through the city, visitors will discover jewels like the city walls, museums, ancient structures and the remains of the Jewish Quarter – a treasure trove scattered throughout the city and its surrounding area, making visitors feel truly fortunate to have so much history right at their fingertips. Important monuments from the Medieval past of Tarragona are still intact and add to the importance of the Roman ruins a Medieval artistic heritage that is best reflected in the Cathedral, a significant compound. This route is intended to reveal just that by connecting the different monuments.
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Near Tarragona, inland from the Costa Daurada, we will find a fascinating, mystic and religious legacy: the Cistercian Route.
Present-day Tarragona prides itself on retaining its imperial past as one of the most important capitals over many centuries.