Costa Dorada: Main Sights
The Golden Coast
There is a huge array of sights in Costa Dorada from historic ruins to theme parks to fishing villages. The variety means that there is something for every holidaymaker. To see the history of the Costa Dorada’s visit the Museu de la Vida Rural in Tarragona, (in the L’Espluga de Francoli). The museum houses an exhibition that shows how the Spanish lived in the past. You can view and learn how families worked in their rural environments. If this museum merely wets your appetite for Catalonian history, build on what you have learnt by visiting the Museu del Port de Tarragona, which is all about the history of Tarragona’s port. The museum documents the ports transformation from the Roman Times to contemporary times. The museum holds an exhibition about Tarragona’s harbours, docks and fishing traditions and is located at the Moll de Costa in Tarragona. While discovering Tarragona’s marine past, step into its Roman remains in the historic centre and marvel at Roman buildings and monuments, and gaze at the ancient columns and porticos. To have a break from buildings, why not see some natural beauty at Montsant, which is located south of Tarragona - it takes its name from the Montsant Mountains which surround the area. The charming landscape and vines coupled with the natural park are well worth a visit during your holiday to Costa Dorada. Finally, to have a fun filled break in the Spanish coastal region, why not go to Port Aventura for the day, which is the biggest theme park in Spain. In this theme park in Costa Dorada there are countless roller coasters and water rides, and every tourist, from single travellers to families and couples will have a thrilling time in this amusement centre.