Discover Tarragona and its beaches
In the second century BC is structured also the city with the construction of the wall and the definition of the network of streets. Its importance grew throughout the centuries II and I a. c. with the arrival of new settlers. He received the title of hands of Julio César colony, probably in the year 45 BC In the 26-25 years BC the Emperor Augustus resided here, addressed the struggles against the Cantabrians and asturians and ruled the Empire, for the first time, from outside the same Rome. New urban transformations, including reform of the road network, the construction of the theatre and erection of the altar witnessed by the classical sources are produced at this time.
In the centuries I and II d. C. Tarraco, as the capital of the province of Hispania citerior – the largest in the Empire, comprised more than half of Iberian Peninsula-, reached a great importance and maximum urban expansion. The city was filled with monuments: the Forum was expanded, public baths and amphitheatre were built. In addition, at the acropolis was built the great architectural complex of the provincial forum and the circus. Also built the famous Temple of Augustus, which speaks of Tacitus, which served as the example for all the provinces of the Empire, and which was restored by the emperor Hadrian in the visit which took place in the years 122123 d. c.
Fructuoso Bishop and his deacons omen and Eulogius were martyred in the Amphitheater in the year 259. I know that there was already a well-organized Christian community. The crisis of the third century affected Tarraco and fire, both in the capital and in some villages of the countryside will find. The city recovered slowly over the centuries IV and V, but some areas were permanently abandoned. From this period are notable landmarks such as the villa of Centcelles late Roman and Paleo-Christian necropolis with the two basilicas. It is a moment in which the power of the Bishop of Tarragona, as Primate of Hispania, reaches a predominant role.
The importance of Tarraco has been reflected in the monuments that history has bequeathed to us. Time, and above all the evolution of the own Tarragona, have led to the disappearance of many of them. In recent years, working in its revaluation to show them to the public, aware of its importance.
Beaches of Tarragona
L’ARRABASSADA Beach: Situated 500 m from the hotel with easy access.
Fine golden sand, crystal clear waters of 500 m in length, awarded with the blue flag. access to disabled guests, promenade and rescue equipment.
SAVINOSA Beach: Located 800 m from the hotel.
Naturist Beach made of fine sand Golden where you can enjoy calm waters and an environment of natural vegetation.
Long Beach: Located 2 km from the hotel.
Beach of fine sand, 2.7 km in length, equipped with all kinds of services and facilities available for public use.
MIRACLE Beach: Located 1.5 km from the hotel.
Urban beach of golden sand, calm waters, of 500 m long.