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KennethPaulsen
Malden, MA109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Couples
The 2nd Century B.C.E. Roman Walls of Tarragona are worth seeing. The British added ramparts during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1707. The walls and ramparts are well maintained. It is a pleasant stroll along the base of the Roman wall and on the ramparts. There are good views of the surrounding community. Well worth the visit. The cost per person is 3,15€, but buy the 10,55€ pass which allows entries to the Roman Circus, Amphitheatre and other historic sites.
Written January 9, 2013
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octavs
Chisinau, Moldova245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Family
We stayed in Salou, most of the time spending on the beach and neighborhoods. But, given the proximity of the two historical "grands" - Tarragona and Reus - visiting them was a must. They are, indeed, very close, just ten minutes by train, and given the so well developed public transport infrastructure it's pretty easy and cheap to go there, FYI.
What we've actually done was this: we took the morning train (the one at 8:20, or so) from Salou to Tarragona, then there we got off and spent one hour and a half visiting the Roman Amfiteatre, which is located a bit far from the Tarragina center, but it was in a walking distance from the railway station - just take right and walk up that street along the sea and in ten minutes you are there! The ancient ruins of the Amfiteatre were truly fantastic!!! There should be no question whether to see this site or not - yes, yes, yes.
Afterwards we came back to the railway (easy and fast this time, as the street goes down when you come back) ten minutes before the departure of the train to Reus, got the tickets and here we are now going to Reus. Thing is, there's no connection from Salou area to Reus, because these are totally different rail paths, so the connection point comes exactly at Tarragona.
Now, looking back we could say this: if you are a dedicated fan of Gaudi, then, yes, Reus is a must see, otherwise, there isn't really much to see there (not Gaudi related, I mean). So, it's your call.
Anyway, we went to Reus and spent a couple of hours there (out of the railway go straight ahead for like half a kilometer, then turn left and the boulevard will bring to the Reus center, where look for the Gaudi Center, where there is an excellent tourist info service, ask there for the map of Reus - and Tarragona!). We walked following the tourist map and we could easily find the points of attraction.
Then we went back to the railway and reached Tarragona again, smth like at lunch time or so. From the railway go straight ahead and a bit left - the terrain goes up and up... (but then in the end the big reward is that you almost fly back to the railway station, because the route goes steep down, which is sooo good when you are tired of walking by the end of the day!). This way you'll reach Rambla Nuova. Well, yes - there are 2 Rambla boulevards in Tarragona - the Rambla Nuova (new one) and the old one, a bit farther. So, we walked on Rambla Nouva till the end of it and it was nice (of course, we had lunch in the meantime, as there are many good places to eat on this boulevard).
Again, it's good to have a good paper map (yes, GPS is fine, no doubt, but the paper map has its charm as you easier and nicer visualize the neighborhoods). We did manage to "navigate" pretty well in the city, mostly without the need to use the GPS (on my phone).
Ok, to keep story short - from Rambla you can draw your own route, any choice will go.
After some walking here and there we decided to go up - to the ancient ruins of the Passeig Arqueologic, which are actually suppose to review now. There's a fee at the entrance, but the site is really worth paying a visit. Absolutely! We would call it number one attraction in Tarragona. It takes time to walk through it, so if you are in a hurry - better skip it. We loved the views, the ruins, the Wolf with Romulus and Remus, the walls, cannons... - everything! There's also a museum inside, which gives a good historic perspective to this site (don't need to pay to get in). The only sort of problem was that the site is not circular, i.e. once you reach the end of it, you have to go back the same route (we did try to find some "secret" passage, ha-ha, but there's none there!).
Written August 31, 2012
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DB1183
Amstelveen95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
A very pretty walk and beautiful vistas. There’s a bit of climbing to do, so this is maybe not for the tired. The more advance reading you do, the better you’ll understand it because the history of the area is very complex.
Written October 29, 2016
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK569 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Couples
We went here as part of our trip to Tarragona at Christmas. We rather like walled cities (Lugo is my favourite) and we were interested to see how Tarragona compared against the rest.

We used a Tarragona card, which allows you entrance into half a dozen other attractions, so it is an easy way to see many of the sights. The walls may have been Roman once, but they have been added to throughout the years. There's not much by way of interpretative boards, so unless you are familiar with the intricacies of defensive walls, some of what you see may be lost upon you. There are good views over the rest of the city.

You can either walk around and then leave by retracing your steps or you can pass through a gate at the end - but you can't get back in that way. The exit takes you out near the museum, so you can plan a nice walking tour around the city. As with the other sites, there is a little leaflet available to guide you round, but they'd run out of English ones when we were there, so again we had to contend with the French version.

Worth going, but not the greatest attraction in the city. Also, we went there in mid afternoon. There is a little set of rooms that have some information boards, but the attendant was locking up behind us as we walked through them - it was lunchtime. However, there was nothing said about them being closed, so maybe watch during quieter times. They might leave them open when it's a busier time.
Written January 31, 2013
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anthonytY1804TU
Mission, KS15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
This passage goes outside the walled Roman city and gives you some idea of the buildings and area. Much better to see the museums, Circ and Collisium
Written August 5, 2018
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JULOfrVan
Van BC188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
My husband & I arrived late afternoon in Tarragona, and had taken the bus from our hotel Sant Jordi. We are always impressed by Roman ruins and love to walk so thought this would be nice way to spend an hour and see part of the town. There is an admission fee but unfortunately no map or interpretive brochures. It is obvious that the wall has more modern additions to it likely from the 18th & 19th centuries. It was a very pleasant walk and you do see some interesting sites. It was a sunny afternoon and I imagine it would be a very hot walk in July/August. There were only 2 other parties doing the walk while we were. There are a couple of exit points but not clearly marked. There was a little museum / interpretation centre but it was closed by the time we got there (maybe they should reduce admission price accordingly). The elderly or those with mobility issues may find the walk a bit challenging.
Written June 22, 2014
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osaoso
Alicante, Spain81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
This is the roman city walls 2nd - 3rd century BC. You can imagine yourself living here. This is not a suitable walk for anyone with a disability. You have to pay. Not recommended for August.
Written May 16, 2013
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permia
Ireland63,574 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
On a sunshine filled day a walk in the footsteps of what are, outside of Italy, the best extant building works from Roman times was enjoyable.

Albeit considerably changed and reinforced since those ancient times, the length of what remains, at over 1km and their impressively good state is a superb legacy for all to marvel at and enjoy.

We certainly did.
Written May 5, 2023
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KatieCarr16
Birmingham, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
I was fortunate enough to be standing at this wonderful archwayon Good Friday, whilst watching the Easter procession slowly make its way through into the old town of Tarragona. It is SO old and as you walk underneath it’s imposing structure, you feel as if you are stepping back in time and treading in the footsteps of the roman soldiers. Touch the stones, it’s ‘real’ history!
Written April 22, 2019
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auntieshaz21
Lanton, France667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Buy the ticket for all four roman attractions here, it won't break the piggie bank - 3.35 euros for seniors and 7.70 for adults. A pleasant walk soaking up the roman history surrounding you.
Written April 3, 2019
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