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Tarragona Enamora


The wonders of Tarragona, World Heritage UNESCO Site in Catalonia, Spain, in a 2-minute video

Tarragona was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on November 30th of 2000, but since its very old days, it has never stopped to impress and amaze.

It’s time to pay a tribute to the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula (what is now Catalonia, Spain), that has been my home for one year during my Erasmus experience.

Tarragona was once a military port founded by the Scipios (Tarraco Scipionum opus) in the 2nd century BC and became the capital of the province of Hispania Citerior in the 1st century BC.

Between 24/26 BC, the city hosted Emperor Augusto, to whom now is dedicated the street Via Augusta), since he actually got stuck in there due to his poor health.

Thanks to this, he managed to make the city of Tarraco flourish in a unique Roman style that is still astonishing nowadays.

The city is surrounded by Roman walls, and among the Roman ruins all around, stand out a 2nd Century AD Amphitheater at the beach, a Roman Circus and a Roman aqueduct known as El Pont del Diable.

Today, 15 years after the UNESCO declaration, it’s time to celebrate Tarragona giving you a taste of its wonders in an amateur video of just 2 minutes.

At minute 1:18, an astonishing street is highlighted: if you want to find out more about that artistic street, check out the detailed story and the video of Calle Comte.

You will understand why people say Tarragona Enamora: it makes you fall in love.


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NOW WATCH: The stylish artist-designed street Calle Comte.

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onceuponayearonerasmus • November 30, 2015

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  1. max November 16, 2016 - 6:47 am Reply

    wonderful! nice video!

  2. Anna February 10, 2016 - 10:16 am Reply

    la meva ciutat! Espectacular!

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