Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco World Heritage Site

Official name
Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco | UNESCO
Country
Spain
Continent
Europe
Location
Province of Tarragona, Autonomous Community of Catalonia,
41.1147° Lat, 1.2593° Lon
Code
875
Time Zone
Europe/Madrid, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 2000. Tárraco (modern-day Tarragona) was a major administrative and mercantile city in Roman Spain and the centre of the Imperial cult for all the Iberian provinces. It was endowed with many fine buildings, and parts of these have been revealed in a series of exceptional excavations. Although most of the remains are fragmentary, many preserved beneath more recent buildings, they present a vivid picture of the grandeur of this Roman provincial capital.