Why Tarragona?

Tarragona’s weather, its light and its location, next to the Mediterranean Sea, continue to be the great bases of the city as a destination, but they are not the only ones. It also has unique spaces for events such as the Roman Amphitheatre or the Congress Palace, with its natural rock walls. These spaces can also be enlivened with gladiator fights, human tower shows, visits to the wineries of the DO Tarragona or to Port Aventura, or with the practice of water sports and outdoor activities all year round.


The best introduction to Tarragona’s weather was made by the Roman poet, contemporary to Emperor Hadrian, Anneu Florus: “The weather blends and confuses in a unique way all the seasons and the whole year seems to be a constant spring”. Nowadays, this quotation is fully valid as the city enjoys a temperate weather all year round, which is ideal for events.

The city enjoys a mild and pleasant weather throughout the whole year, typical of the Mediterranean coast. The average annual temperature is 18ºC.

  • Average temperature in winter: 12ºC
  • Average temperature in spring: 16ºC
  • Average temperature in summer: 25ºC
  • Average temperature in autumn: 16ºC


Located by the Mediterranean Sea, in the centre of Costa Daurada, Tarragona is Catalonia’s southernmost capital, less than 100km from Barcelona and its airport.
Nearby Tarragona, there is the AVE (high speed) train station, which connects it quickly with the rest of Spain.


Emperor August lived in Tarragona between the 27th and the 25th BC. The city is heiress from its past and its statement as a World Heritage City by UNESCO endorses the recognition of this inheritance. In Tarragona you can also enjoy two elements that are as well Intangible Cultural Heritage, such as the traditional Human Towers and the Mediterranean diet.


All these attractions add to a wide range of quality hotel offers, excellent connections and a whole host of modern facilities, including the Convention Centre, the Tarraco Arena Plaça and other unique spaces such as the Amphitheatre and the Circus Arch.

All in all, it makes Tarragona an ideal destination to combine culture, tourism and leisure with any type of event in a modern city. Do not hesitate, in Tarragona your event will make history.


The city’s Roman and Medieval heritage can be enjoyed in many of its corners, but especially in many of its facilities for congresses and events. There are historical buildings restored and equipped with the latest technology. There are also traditional cuisine restaurants that have maintained the structure of the old Roman and Medieval buildings.


Tarragona’s cuisine has bare feet and smells of sea and of kitchen garden. The sauce par excellence is Romesco, the ingredients of which cannot be more Mediterranean: olive oil, roasted tomatoes, almonds and hazelnuts; it even gives its name to a typical dish of the city.

The most committed restaurateurs to the gastronomic legacy of the city recover, little by little, the simplicity and the power, in turn, of traditional seafood and fish cuisine. For example, they bank on a less-known, but extremely tasty fish. Their key to success is not a secret: quality products, respect and authenticity.