Tarragona Buildings, Costa Dorada Architecture, Catalonia

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Tarragona Architecture, Catalonia, España : Information

Comarca of Tarragonès : Golden Coast – Costa Dorada Buildings, Spain

16 Jul 2011

Tarragona Buildings

Photos © Adrian Welch – key architecture in the city:

Tarragona Architecture : Historic Catalonian Buildings

Tarragona is a delightful city located on the Mediterranean not far from Barcelona.

The Roman ruins have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Within the town the key remains are the 2nd century ampitheatre which once staged gladiator fights and the remains of a 450m long circus. To the north of the city is a Roman aqueduct, the Ferreres Aqueduct.

Historic City Centre:

Tarragona Cathedral Building

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Tarragona – a quiet, medieval city centre

However this city on the Costa Dorada has much to offer other than Roman ruins. Set up above the sea there are wonderful views over the Med. The historic city centre is an enchanting warren of medieval streets, leading up the hill to the beautiful cathedral building.

Gothic Quarter Buildings

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Hotel Husa Imperial Tarraco – 20th century building commanding the hill

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The architecture of Tarragona offers a quiet alternative to the bustle of the Catalan capital, Barcleona.

One of the highlights of the city is the Balcón del Mediterráneo at the south end of the city’s main street, Rambla Nova. There is a delightful café here with Art Deco styling and plenty of outdoor seating where you can take in views of the Mediterranean whilst enjoying an iced coffee or cool glass of lemonade.

Passeig de les Palmeres Buildings

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Passeig Sant Antoni Buildings

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Further up the Rambla Nova is the Foro de la Colonia, the Provincial Forum and the National Archaeological Museum.

Placa del Rei Buildings – church, cafes and a museum providing access to Roman remains

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Roman Amphitheatre Buildings

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Tarragona Bull Ring Building – southwest of city centre, no longer used for bull-fighting

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Tarragona Bull Ring Building Tarragona Bull Ring Building

Tarragona Church Building – southwest of city centre, no longer used for bull-fighting

Tarragona Church Building

Tarragona Housing – south east of city centre

Tarragona Housing

Tarragona School Building – south east of city centre

Tarragona Church Building

Via Augusta Tarragona Building – south east of city centre

Via Augusta Tarragona Building

Via Augusta Garage Building

Via Augusta Garage Building

Via Augusta Building – rest area, a subtle public space in a slither of land that is hard to develop, geat views of the sea and a welcome rest on the way up the hill

Via Augusta Building

Tarragona Buildings seen from the beach

Tarragona Buildings

The beach is well worth a visit. It is a sharp descent down from the town and forms a gracious sandy curve around the bay. There are changing facilities and if you get hungry there are snack bars and ice cream stalls.

Waterfront Architecture:

Meson del Mar Building, Seafront – cafe by the marina

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Tarragona Beach Building – good articulation of wooden ‘pods’ popping out below a concrete superstructure but wood has weathered badly which leaves the architecture looking cheap

Tarragona Beach Building Tarragona Beach Building

Tarragona Port

Tarragona Port

Tarragona Port Building

Tarragona Port Building

Tarragona Port Clock

Tarragona Port Clock Tarragona Port Clock

Tarragona Sports Club Building

Tarragona Sports Club Building

Architecture Tours of Tarragona

e-architect have been doing guided architectural city walking tours for the past 12 years.

Tours of Tarragona are available to groups.

Our tour guides all have an architectural background and many of them are also architects.

Each city has a standard tour framework but many of our Clients request tailored programmes.

Architecture Tours of Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and most famous for Antoni Gaudi.

His key buildings are Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila and Casa Batlo. It is also home to the sublime Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. But more recently Barcelona staged the Olympics and the city gained many strong new buildings. Contemporary Catalan Buildings by Miralles, Herzog & De Meuron, Gehry, Ito, Foster and Rogers to name a few adorn the city.

Our Barcelona Architecture Tours typically last 3 to 4 hours but can sometimes stretch over a number of days.

Barcelona Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Barcelona Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the city’s main buildings or can be tailored to your group’s interests.

Architecture in Tarragona : article on Catalan buildings, Aug 2012


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PortAventura
PortAventura Park
PortAventura Park + Aquatic Park – theme park with four hotels northeast of Salou

City just west of Tarragona:

Salou Buildings
Salou Cafe Building

Developments in cities nearby

Barcelona Buildings

Zaragoza Architecture

Valencia Building

Spanish Architecture – Selection

Hotel Puerta America
various interiors by famous architects
Hotel Puerta America
image from Hotel Puerta America website
Spanish hotel building

Centre for the Interpretation of Rivers
José Juan Barba Arquitectos
Centre for the Interpretation of Rivers
photo : Ignacio Bisbal Grandal
Centre for the Interpretation of Rivers

Vicar Theatre, Almeria
Carbajal+Solinas Verd Arquitectos, Sevilla
Vicar Theatre Almeria
photo from KME Awards
Vicar Theatre Almeria

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