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Catalonia’s southeastern province is Tarragona with its provincial capital of the same name set along the Costa Daurada of the Mediterranean Sea bordered by the Valencian Community to the south. Near the historic city center of Tarragona are Roman ruins and an amphitheater along the sea.
Administrative: Provincial Capital of Tarragona
Languages: Spanish and Catalan
Currency: Euro €
Airport: Barcelona–El Prat Airport BCN for international travel; Reus Airport REU for local travel
Train Stations: Tarragona Station (most central rail in Tarragona city) and Camp de Tarragona Station (rail to Madrid north of the city)
Walk: walkable historic center along the River Onyar become hilly along the east bank where you can walk along the 9th-century city walls, Muralles de Girona, to enjoy expansive views.
- Train service runs through the province along the Mediterranean with regional express trains from Tarragona Station to Barcelona or Valencia and high-speed AVE (Spain) trains from Camp de Tarragona.
- TrainLine rail app is a good resource for making reservations
- Rail Europe is also a great source for making necessary train reservations—more travel information can be found in my post on an earlier trip: Northwestern Europe
- Our Eurail passes covered our train travel between cities and villages within our selected countries on the continent
- Maps are stored on our phones for quick reference. This regional rail map extends from central Barcelona south into Tarragona province at Sant Vicenç de Calders in Coma-ruga:
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