Tarragona, city of human towers (24 June-26 October)
Tarragona brings us closer to the human towers, included among the traditions on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Share the strength, the bravery, the equilibrium, the smartness of the human tower world; a unique experience, a living culture.
Santa Tecla (13-24 September)
The City Festival in capital letters, Santa Tecla is a burst of joy, music and colour that courses through the city for 10 straight days. It blends all the traditional elements of the Seguici Popular with an endless variety of dances, human castles, spark-throwing nighttime parades, mythological beasts, mediaeval treats and “spoken dances” (verse re-enactments of the struggle between good and evil) conserved or recovered throughout Catalonia. Officially declared a Festival of Tourism Interest, a Traditional Festival of National Interest and a Festival of National Heritage Interest.
A city full of surprises with thousands of years of civilization just waiting to be discovered. Dine under the vaults of the Roman circus, lose yourself in the charming, narrow alleys of the historic quarter, where the essence of the medieval city remains untouched by time, or enjoy a glass of local vermouth surrounded by over 2,000 years of history. This is the true World Heritage of Tarragona! It is a heritage made up of monuments that transcend time, of spots that take us back to Roman, medieval, modern and modernist eras.
Tarragona 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.