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Tarragona and the Ebro Delta

Tarragona and the Ebro Delta
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2 Days


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445 km






History and CultureSights in NatureActive Leisure
This two-day road trip delves into the Tarragona region southwest of Barcelona. Breathe in the salty air and smells of fresh paella as you explore the coastline, stopping at the major sights along the way. There are the ruins of an Ancient Roman amphitheater in Tarragona, where gladiators once did bloody battle in front of roaring crowds and the sparkling Mediterranean.
Then, the Ebro Delta, a protected peninsula where the Ebro River melts into the sea amid a large area of wetlands filled with flamingos, pristine beaches, and lush meadows. From discovering Ancient Roman history to the natural scenery and everything in between, this is one of the best trips you can take from Barcelona.
James Taylor
James Taylor
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  • Feel the history of gladiators and Ancient Rome in the Tarragona Amphitheater.
  • View the flamingos in the Ebro Delta, a large protected wetland area.
  • Enjoy the wide stretches of golden sand and inviting Mediterranean Sea up and down Spain's 'Golden Coast'.

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Explorations in Tarragona
Day 1200 km4 km

Explorations in Tarragona

On the first day of this road trip, you'll make your way down the coast from Barcelona toward Tarragona. Aside from a few interesting stops along the way, you'll spend most of your time in this historic city in southern Catalonia, formerly one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire. To end the day, you'll drive further down the Costa Daurada to L'Ametlla de Mar, the biggest town outside of the Ebro Delta.
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The Ebro Delta
Day 2245 km216 m

The Ebro Delta

On the second day of this itinerary, you'll spend most of your day exploring the beautiful natural scenery of the Ebro Delta. This is one of the largest areas of wetland in the Mediterranean region, with a whole host of unique flora and fauna to see during your explorations. Then, you'll begin the drive back to Barcelona, with a stop at a beach and a scenic lookout before dinner in Segur de Calafell.
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