Tarragona: What to See in the Ancient Roman City by the Sea

The ancient Roman amphitheatre of Tarragona with views of the beach and blue Mediterranean sea in the background

Located just 100km south of Barcelona on Spain’s Costa Daurada (golden coast) Tarragona is literally bursting with history. The Roman city of Tarraco was capital of Hispania Tarraconensis and was one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. The most important historical sites are located in the city centre and Tarragona is one …

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Devil’s Bridge Roman Aqueduct – Tarragona

The 2000 year old Ferreres aqueduct near Tarragona

Devil’s Bridge (Catalan: El Pont del Diable) is a 2000 year old Roman aqueduct built during the reign of Emperor Augustus (27 BC to 14 AD) to supply the city of Tarraco with fresh water from the nearby River Francolí. A testament to Roman engineering, the 249m long aqueduct continued to bring water to Tarragona until as …

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