Tarragona is home to a wide variety of leisure options: a marina, an underwater park, a golf course, heated pools, theatres, an auditorium and a casino.
The city hosts different plays throughout the year. In autumn, winter and spring, they are put on at Teatre Metropol. In summer, they are performed outdoors at the Camp de Mart auditorium, against the backdrop of the city's ancient Roman walls. The addition of a third theatre, the new Teatre Tarragona, makes the city a top location in the world of performing arts. We now have three theatres between the Rambla and the Camp de Mart auditorium with a total of 3,000 seats from which audiences of all kinds can enjoy wonderful entertainment.
Tarragona also has two cinemas with a total of 23 screens. Of course, the city's nightlife offer does not stop there. The city’s Low District is likewise home to several nightclubs that regularly host concerts ranging from rock to pop or jazz. In contrast, the quieter Old District (Part Alta), home to a handful of classic nightspots, is the perfect place to enjoy art exhibitions, light music, live shows and more.
Tarragona also has 9 different tour operators, offering the full gamut of guided tours. You can take advantage of their offers to learn more about the city’s ancient Roman monuments and to discover fascinating facts and anecdotes about different places and times in the history of Tarragona.
The tourist train is also an option, offering visitors a panoramic tour of the city. Headsets are available offering detailed descriptions of the many sites to be seen on the route in eight different languages: Catalan, Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.
Telephone Tarraco Tren: 669 765 199. On-line sale of tourist train tickets and at the Municipal Transport Company.
The leisure offer is rounded out by the PortAventura World theme park, just 10 kilometres away from the city centre, which receives thousands of visitors each day.
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|C. Colom, 2||977 24 98 71||https://caixaforum.es/tarragona/home|
|CENTRE D'ART TARRAGONA||
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MUSEU BÍBLIC TARRACONENSE
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MUSEU D’ART MODERN
|C. Santa Anna, 8||977 23 50 32|
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PALAU DE CONGRESSOS
|C. Arquitecte Rovira, 2||
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Moll de Costa (Port de Tarragona)
977 25 94 00 (ext. 1109)
Tarragona rephotographed: one space, two realities
30 January - 1 March
Inauguration: 30 January, 7 p. m.
Rephotography, according to Ricard Martínez, photographer and founder of the association Arqueologia del Punt de Vista (Point of View Archaeology), entails recreating an image from exactly the same place as an old photograph was taken, trying to repeat the exact framing, angle and composition of the original photo. Later on, either digitally or manually, the two images, old and new, are superimposed to achieve the rephotographic image.
The aim is to capture a vision of before and after, the past and present of a recognizable space through which we often pass or cross without being aware of the exceptional or everyday events that took place in that spot. In this respect, the rephotographic image becomes a chink of time in the past that connects us with the present day, a visual and intellectual exercise that arouses an interest in the history that surrounds us and helps us to understand where we came from.
The old images, held by the Image Centre of Tarragona/Archive, were taken by professional photographers such as Hermenegild Vallvé and Gerard Chinchilla; others come from private collections such as those of Joan Micó and Santiago Gramunt, and in some cases the original photographer is unknown. Many of these photographs were taken during the Spanish Civil War, from 1936 to 1939; others are snapshots from the first third of the twentieth century.
If this selection of rephotographic images helps to evoke a reflection on the history behind these places and spaces that we frequent today, then it will have achieved the objective that was sought when producing this exhibition.
“Pharaoh. King of Egypt” exhibition
12 February-31 July
A chance to get a first-hand look at a magnificent selection of pieces loaned by the British Museum
Photo: © Trustees of the British Museum