During a medium or long term stay in Barcelona, you may ask yourself about other locations within the province that are worth a visit. Once you are acquainted with the town, it may feel cosy to stay in your hotel room watching TV, but there is a whole world awaiting you out there. One-day trips like the one we suggest in this post will take only a few hours of your day and will give you a new insight into Catalonia’s life and past. So, if you have some time to spare, take a trip to magical and historical Tarragona.


How to get from Barcelona to Tarragona by bus

Bus companies like Alsa ( offer routes for as low as 9 euros per trip, and it takes about one hour and forty-five minutes to arrive in Tarragona. This specific trip, starting from either the Sants or Nord stations in Barcelona, can be booked online or buying your tickets at the very ticket offices inside each station.

Travelling to Tarragona from Barcelona by train

If you choose to travel by train, you will reach this charming destination in less than one hour for just 20 euros per round trip. You can also decide to start your journey from the most convenient station depending on where you are staying: Estació de França, Passeig de Gràcia or Sants.

What to see and do in Tarragona

Tarragona ( awaits you with its wonderful beaches along the Mediterranean Coast (this concrete area is known as “Costa Daurada”), where you will get the chance to go for a relaxing stroll on their golden sand. Nevertheless, there is much more to Tarragona than its seashore: it has some of the most important remains of the Roman Era in Spain for you to see and its gastronomy is a must so… do you still have any doubts? See you in ancient “Tarraco” for a trip you won’t forget!

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