Tarragona is a natural fortress, an 82-metre hill overlooking the sea and sheltering the calm waters of the port. Its exact geographic coordinates are 41º 07’ N and 0º 14’ E. It has a population of 131,094 inhabitants (01/01/2016, BOE), and the native tongue is Catalan. The official languages are Catalan and Spanish.
“The climate blends and confuses the seasons singularly, so that all the year seems an eternal spring.”
Lucius Annaeus Florus, Vergilius orator an poeta (2nd century A.D.)
The city has a mild and pleasant climate throughout the year, typical of the Mediterranean coast. The yearly average temperature is 18º C.
- Average temperature in winter: 12º C/53.6º F
- Average temperature in spring: 16º C/60.8º F
- Average temperature in summer: 25º C/77º F
- Average temperature in autumn: 16º C/60.8º F
The official time is the solar time plus two hours in summer and one hour in winter.
- The last Sunday in March, clocks are set forward an hour at 2 a.m. to 3 a.m.
- The last Sunday in October, clocks are set back an hour at 3 a.m. to 2 a.m.
The official currency is the euro (€). Coins have the following values: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros. Bills have the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros.
- Todayhigh 16ºlow 8º
- Mondayhigh 20ºlow 6º
- Tuesdayhigh 21ºlow 8º
- Wednesdayhigh 22ºlow 11º
- Thursdayhigh 18ºlow 8º
- Fridayhigh 18ºlow 6º
To call Tarragona from overseas, dial:
|International access code||International country code for Spain||Tarragona area code||Local number|
|00||34||977||(6 additional digits)|
HOSPITAL UNIVERSITARI DE TARRAGONA JOAN XXIII
C/ Dr. Mallafré Guasch, 4
Tel.: 0034 977 29 58 00
C/ Maria Aurèlia Capmany, s/n
Tel.: 0034 977 23 77 77
GUÀRDIA URBANA (Local Police)
Av. Arquebisbe Pont i Gol, 6
Tel.: 0034 977 24 03 45
MOSSOS D'ESQUADRA (Regional Police)
Dr. Mallafré, 7
Tel.: 0034 977 63 53 00 / 977 92 29 70
Pl. d'Orleans, s/n
Tel.: 0034 977 24 98 44 / 902 10 21 12
Honorary consulates cannot process or issue documents.