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History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

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

Updated: Oct 10, 2021

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

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About History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

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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Visiting History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

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.


Accessibility, mobility & Clothing for Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens

Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens paths are ramps with the entrance section being ramps with small steps.

There are no bicycle anchorage points near to the museum.

Large rucksacks and bags will not be permitted inside the Roman Tarragona Wall And Gardens, nor is there space in reception to leave them. I was allowed inside with my small 10L museum rucksack.

There is no audio guide but information plaques at various points.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult € 16.10 € 3.30 Students, Over 65 years, 1.70 Euros Child € 16.10 FREE For under 16 YearsGroup/Family Ticket? See Website.Notes Combined ticket for all MHT 11.05 Euros.

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Getting to History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

Address: Passeig Arqueologic S/N, Tarragona. 43003

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.

Public Transport Guide

Documents for History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

Click on any one of the 3 PDFs to view in full screen and download.

\'Tarragona

Tarragona Train Map

Author: Barcelona Travel Hacks

\'Regional

Regional Rail Map

Author: www.renfe.com

\'Tarragona

Tarragona City Map

Author: www.tarragonaturisme.cat

Wikiloc Trail for History of Tarragona Museum Roman Wall And Gardens

TAR01 - Roman Tarragona

A city walk in Tarragona that covers the main Roman Museums that are part of the MHT (Museo Historico de Tarragona).

Distance: 8.27 Km

Difficulty: Moderate

Return Travel Fare: 21.00 EUR

Transport Network: Renfe Regional

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