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Tarragona is a city in southern Catalonia, the capital of the region of Tarragona and the province of Tarragona. Founded in the third century BC, it has an important sea port and is the centre of a large petrochemical complex. The Romans made it the capital of the province of Tarragona, so it still has remarkable archaeological remains from this period that have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Tarragona is located in the south of Europe, to the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. On the shores of the Mediterranean, is one of the four capitals of Catalonia and is only 92 kilometers from Barcelona. Tarragona is well served by two international airports, El Prat-Barcelona, 82 km away; and Reus, 7 km.
Railway links directly with the main cities of Spain and Europe. Tarragona has two train stations: one in the center of the city, which offers links to regional trains and long-distance national and international itineraries, and another just 10 minutes from downtown, the high-speed station in Camp de Tarragona, opened on December, 19th 2006, which is a very important improvement in Tarragona’s foreign connection and its link with the lines for high performance. The new station opens a wide range of links with Barcelona, Lleida, Madrid and, soon, the rest of Europe.
The city also has one of the busiest commercial port in the Mediterranean and Port Tarraco, a space that can receive cruise and luxurious ships considered the most modern, safe and comfortable European marina for mega yachts.
Tarragona is also the crossroads of two major highways that cross Spain: one that links Alicante with France and the rest of Europe, and the north one, that begins in Tarragona and ends up in the Basque Country.
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