#COSTAGRAMMER TOUR AT TARRAGONA
Panorama, PasseparTour, Culture
We pick up our cameras as real influencers to capture the essence of Tarragona. An innovative stimulating excursion for those who love to share their emotions with their dear ones and, why not, be the envy of followers!
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What we will see
- Balcó del Mediterrani
- City walls and the Portal del Roser, model of the Roman city of Tarraco
- Plaça de la Font
- Cathedral of Santa Maria, Roman Circus, Roman Amphitheatre (external visits)
What we will do
- We take out our cameras ready to capture the spirit of Tarragona and create a true social photo feature.
- Our excursion begins with a panoramic tour of Tarragona, the main port in southern Catalonia and site of an ancient Roman city that preserves fascinating remnants of its glorious past that have earned it the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Our first stop is the famous Balcó del Mediterrani – or “Balcony of the Mediterranean” – a unique belvedere that offers privileged views of the Mare Nostrum and endless photo opportunities - an unmissable occasion to capture this breathtaking scenery on camera!
- We then come to the city’s ancient gateway, the Portal del Roser, where we can admire the oldest Roman construction in the whole of Spain, the city walls of the old city of Tarraco, which at six metres in height and over four metres thick, still exert all of their timeless authority. Will we manage to capture all its charm in a single picture?
- To give us an idea of what Tarragona was like in ancient times, we take a look at the detailed scale model of Roman Tarraco, which shows the city at the height of its splendour in the 2nd century AD.
- Our tour of the city continues as we explore the streets on foot, and admire the handsome Plaça de la Font with the seat of the city council sitting proudly at one end, the open-air tables of the cafés spilling on to the square and many original curiosities ready to be photographed!
- We finally come to the Cathedral of Santa Maria, which occupies a space that once housed a Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter, and a mosque.
- The tour continues on to one of the most important archaeological sites in the city, the Roman circus, which was built for biga and quadriga chariot racing some time around the first century AD.
- Our itinerary then leads to the Amphitheatre, an early-second-century structure built for important sacrifices and gladiatorial contests. At the centre of the Amphitheatre we find traces of the floor plan of a Visigoth basilica built to commemorate the martyrdom of Saint Fructuosus and his deacons.
- At the end of the tour, we make our way back to the Balcó del Mediterrani to admire (and obviously take a picture of) the splendid view and enjoy some time to ourselves.
- Our excursion has come to an end: we return to our ship ready to post all the emotions we have enjoyed, which will be forever etched in our memories and available on our photo gallery.