Tárraco (modern-day Tarragona) was a major administrative and mercantile city in Roman Spain and the centre of the Imperial cult for all the Iberian provinces. It was endowed with many fine buildings, and parts of these have been revealed in a series of exceptional excavations. Although most of the remains are fragmentary, many preserved beneath more recent buildings, they present a vivid picture of the grandeur of this Roman provincial capital.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|ii||To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.||All|
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|Narcis oller literary route ca en es||18.9km||site_izi|
|Points of interest in Valls ca en es fr||19.1km||site_izi|
|English ca en es fr||19.1km||site_izi|
|Route Illustrious people of Valls ca en es fr||18.9km||site_izi|
|Valls’ Jewish Quarter guided tour ca en es fr||18.9km||site_izi|
|Roman Circus of Tarragona||2018||0.3km||site_ao|
|Cambrils’ Mermaids and Fishermen Sculpture||2018||17.3km||site_ao|
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