Awaiting Your Return From Shore
It was Julius Caesar who is credited
with much of Tarragona’s improvements. Pontius Pilate was born here while
his father was governor of the city.
Tarragona, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, sits picturesquely 525 feet
above the Mediterranean. The old town occupies the southern side of the
rocky hill. The Palace of Augustus houses an archaeological museum that
provides an interesting study of the city’s origin. Of major interest, too,
are the Roman amphitheater and the cathedral, built in the 12th and 13th
centuries on a site that had previously been occupied by a Roman temple and
a Moorish mosque.
Views of the sea and coast can be had from the Balcón del Mediterráneo,
at the south end of the tree-lined Rambla Nova. To the east extEnd the
beautiful Paseo de les Palmeres avenue, laid out in terraces.
Pier Information. Your ship is scheduled to
dock at Muelle Costa. The distance to the center of town is
approximately half a mile. Taxis are generally available on the pier.
Shopping. Shop at the market, along the
Rambla Nova, and the pedestrian streets in the city center (the Carre
Major and Carre Mendez Nunez). The old town boasts numerous antique
shops and art galleries.
Cuisine. Tarragona’s tasty local dishes
consist of seafood blended with olive oil, hazelnuts, almonds, sweet
peppers, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.
Passeig Arqueologic. This half-mile walk, shaded by
cypresses, passes 2200-year-old city walls, grottos, gardens, and
a bronze statue of Augustus.
Roman Pretorium. This 2,000-year old fortress is said to be
the birthplace of Pontius Pilate.
Archaeological Museum. Housing
one of Spain’s finest collections of Roman art, of particular
interest are the famous MedUSA’s head and
a number of mosaics.
Museum of Modern Art & Jewish Quarter. Adjoining the Roman
Pretorium is the Museum of Modern Art. To its south extEnd the former
Jewish quarter of Tarragona.
Golf.The Club Golf Costa
Dorada, set on hills among pine and olive trees, offers beautiful views
of the Mediterranean.
Awaiting Your Return
Return to Your
Suite and Sail Away to The Next Adventure
and Dancing Await You