The Roman Route takes visitors on a tour of the landmarks making up the archaeological heritage of the city and province of Tarragona. A guide has also been published featuring information about its history illustrated by maps.
In 2000, Tarragona's Roman archaeological ensemble was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. A route has been devised to showcase it taking in the chief sights in the city and province of Tarragona. You can download a file on the Tarragona Tourism website featuring a detailed map with the key points along the trail, a description of the historical period of the city during the Roman Empire and a guide to the main landmarks.
The Tarragona city
tour includes the following visits: the model of Roman Tarraco; the city walls (3rd-2nd c. BC), of which 1,100 metres remain; the temple (1st c. AD); the scattered remains of the province's forum stage square (1st c. AD); the circus (1st c. AD), which is one of the best preserved in the West; the striking amphitheatre (2nd c. AD) standing next to the sea; the National Archaeological Museum
, set up in the 19th century; the local forum (1st c. AD), which was the hub of civic life; the early Christian necropolis, and the Francolí early Christian complex.
Outside the city, although at most only 20 kilometres away from it, you can call in at the Vil·la de Centcelles (1st-4th c. AD) in Constantí; a section of the aqueduct (1st century AD), 217 metres long and 26 metres at its highest point; Torre dels Escipions (1st century AD), a funerary tower built next to the ancient Via Augusta; the Pedrera del Mèdol (1st c. AD), a quarry where the material for many of the buildings was dug out; Els Munts villa (1st-3rd c. AD) in Altafulla, and the Arc de Berà (1st c. BC) near Roda de Berà.