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Tarragona: from the romans to our time

El Pla de Santa Maria
Tarragona: from the romans to our time

 This route through the city of Tarragona wants to be a historic architectural and cultural legacy for the people, from Roman times to today. The magnificent Roman city of Tarraco, the capital built on the Iberian Cessetani, lived centuries of glory when it became capital of the Roman province of Hispania Citerior or Tarragona, which covered the vast area north of the peninsula from the Almeria current to the mouth of the Douro River. The heritage of the old city is very important, very pleasant and interesting to watch, especially if complemented with visits to some museums. If you get to Tarragona by north of the AP-7, there is the opportunity to stop at the rest area there alongside the Roman aqueduct, popularly called "the bridge of Devil "and also" the Aqueduct Ferreres. It is a remarkable feat of engineering that included the city of water from the river Francolí. Is 27 meters high and 220 long. Should be directed to the center of Tarragona and approach the ancient site through archaeological tour, beginning of the urban trail. The walk is a beautiful garden area that includes the Roman wall of the third century BC, and impressive in places. Then the route goes inland from the old site to visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which dates from the twelfth century. It is an impressive work by its size and ornamentation. He began to be built in 1170 and ended the century. Initially designed in the Romanesque Gothic cathedral was finished as a transition. The cloister is worth a visit carefully. Then we go to the chapel of St. Paul, the thirteenth century, the Dean's House and the old hospital of Santa Tecla, built between the XII and XV, making a leap in time, the palace of Archbishop, the nineteenth century. Then you can visit the amphitheater, built on the beach of the Miracle, the Pretoria Castle and Pilatos and the remains of the circus, all built by the Romans. Finally, the trail is lost by the old town of Tarragona, to enjoy its beautiful corners of buildings, porches, doors and seats of various periods and styles. You can also round out the itinerary to visit the Museum of History and Archaeology. Landmarks The old neighbourhood The Roman circus The Pretoria The palace of the Archbishop The hospital of Santa Tecla The house of Dean St. Paul's Chapel The Cathedral of Santa Maria The Archaeological Promenade Devil's Bridge and the Aqueduct Ferreres History Museum of Tarragona. House Castellarnau Amphitheater Region: Tarragona Signage: Yes Duration: 24 hours Topics: Culture    Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here   Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 02/04/2004

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