Silversea Luxury Cruises A Tarragona

Tarragona

Perched high above the Mediterranean just sixty miles southwest of Barcelona, Tarragona is an important cultural center in its own right. Visitors are drawn by its history, architecture and art, as well as opportunities to enjoy the beaches, marinas and golf courses. During its heyday during the Roman Empire, Tarraco was second in importance only to Rome. Many reminders of this era remain, including the old city walls, the amphitheater, the Forum, aqueducts and the Circus, with its underground vaults. View more

A stroll in the old section of the city is sure to bring you past vestiges of this time over two thousand years ago. The countryside around Tarragona is also noted as one of Spain’s finest wine regions. The city is filled with bodegas in which vast quantities of these wines are stored, waiting to be bottled and enjoyed by aficionados around the world. Pier Information Your ship is scheduled to dock at Muelle Costa. The distance from the pier to the center of town is approximately half a mile. Taxis are generally available on the pier. Shopping Shop at the market, along the Rambla Nova and the pedestrian streets in the city center (the Carre Major and Carre Mendez Nunez). The old town boasts numerous antique shops and art galleries. The local currency is the euro. Cuisine Tarragona’s cuisine is known to have a distinctive flavor. Tasty local dishes consist basically of seafood blended with local produce such as olive oil, hazelnuts, almonds, sweet peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes. Romesco is a sauce served with salads, broiled meats and fish. Other Sites Passeig Arqueologic This half-mile walk, shaded by cypresses, passes ancient city walls dating back 22 centuries, grottos and gardens. It also features a bronze statue of Augustus gifted by Italy in 1934. Roman Pretorium This 2,000-year old fortress is said to be the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. Archaeological Museum It houses one of Spain’s finest collection of Roman art. Of particular interest are a number of mosaics, including the famous Medusa’s head. Museum of Modern Art Adjoining the Roman Pretorium is this modern museum building. To its south extends the former Jewish quarter of Tarragona. Golf Costa Dorada Golf Club The Club Golf Costa Dorada offers a challenging 18 holes set in a 55 hectare hillside location. Its elevated position offers beautiful views of the Mediterranean as the course winds through the pine and olive trees.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.