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"Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens"

Substantial remains of the old roman city wall surrounded by ornate gardens and later fortifications of cannons.

Address: Passeig Arqueologic S/N, Tarragona. 43003

Summary of prices for Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information
Adult 16.10 Euros 3.30 Euros Students, Over 65 years, 1.70 Euros
Child 16.10 Euros Free For under 16 Years
Group/Family Ticket: See Website.
Notes: Combined ticket for all MHT 11.05 Euros.
Free day:

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About Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

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The wall was the first major construction by the Romans shortly after settling on the site, originally a wooden structure. The original military settlement was the origin of the future city of Tarraco. The Roman city quickly became the bridgehead due to the arrival of reinforcements from Rome which resulted in the need to strengthen the defences that existed until then. Between 217 and 197 BC, the first stone wall was built. It consists of uneven stone blocks reinforced with towers at the most vulnerable points. The height of the perimeter walls was 6 meters and the thickness 4.5 meters with taller towers.

The most widespread opinion is that around the years 150 and 125 BC the wall was strongly transformed and grew in extension, height and width. In this way it came to encompass the entire city to the port. The wall also served as living space on the inside.

The wall no longer encircles the old part of Tarragona town but sections of it remain. What remains are three towers and a section of several kilometres starting from behind the cathedral. The space on the outside of the wall is now a public garden and is a nice one way walking route that has views over Tarragona facing inland.

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"Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre"

Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre

Substantial ruins of Roman amphitheatre from 2nd Century and now a museum open to the public as part of the Museum of History Tarragona (MHT).
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"Roman Tarragona Circus And Pretorium"

Roman Tarragona Circus And Pretorium

Roman circus (chariot racing arena) and Praetorium building with substantial vaults. Open to the public as part of the Museum of History Tarragona (MHT).
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"Cathedral De Tarragona"

Cathedral De Tarragona

Roman Cathedral or Moorish temple, cloister and Diocesan Museum, Building dates back to 1154. Open for visits depending on local religious festivals.
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"Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct"

Roman Tarragona Pont Del Diable Aquaduct

One of two roman viaducts crossing valleys on the outskirts of Tarragona. Preserved in woodland park. Walk up embankment and along the top of viaduct.
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"Tarragona to Tamarit and Altafulla Coastal Walk"

Tarragona to Tamarit and Altafulla Coastal Walk

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Visiting Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

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When I visited the wall and gardens entry was free, However it may now be charged entry and if so it constitutes part of the MHT collection so can be done with the combined ticket or as an individual ticket.


Roman Tarragona wall and Gardens opening hours

Summer: 1st April to 30 September.

Tuesday to Friday: 09:00h to 20:30h.

Saturday: 09:00h to 18:30h.

Sunday and Holiday's: 09:00h to 14:30h.

Closed: Monday's and 5th April.

Open mornings only: 1st May, 24th June, 19th August, 11th September and 23rd September.

Winter: 1st October to 31 March.

Tuesday to Friday: 09:00h to 19:00h.

Saturday: 09:00h to 18:30h.

Sunday and Holiday's: 09:00h to 14:30h.

Closed: Monday's, 24th December, 25th December, 26th December, 31st December, 1st January, 6th January, 1st November.

Open mornings only: 12th October, 6th December, 8th December.

Free Entry:International museum day in May, 19th August, 18th September, 23rd September, 8,8 and 10th October. The last Tuesday of January, February, march, May, October, November and December.

Access closes 30 minutes before final closing time.


Getting To Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

From Barcelona there are frequent REGIONAL trains with a journey time of about 1 hour 10 minutes, departing from Barcelona-Estacio de franca, Barcelona-passeig de Gracia and Barcelona-Sants.

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