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Tarragona is a city of about 150,000 inhabitants (the metropolitan area has 650,000 though), located in Catalonia in the northeast of Spain.




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Getting There

By Plane

1. Barcelona Airport (BCN) is the second biggest airport in Spain and the 9th biggest airport in Europe. It handles over 30 million of passengers every year and it is perfectly connected to the other main European airports by direct flights operated by either low cost airlines or regular ones. It is about 75 kilometres from Tarragona, or about an hour travel time.
2. Reus International Airport (REU) is a good alternative with some airlines like Ryanair and it is located closer to the city (about 8 kilometres). Options are much more limited though.




Camping Las PalmerasCN 340 km 1168 AC/ 155Campsite-
Catalunya ExpressC/ General Contreras,16Hotel94
Ciutat de TarragonaPlaça Imperial Tarraco, 5Hotel88
Eurostars Quality Reus HotelCarrer De Salou 129hotel-
Hotel CanadaCarretera de Valencia 211hotel-
Hotel LauriaRambla Nova 20Hotel85
Hotel NuriaVia Augusta 145Hotel-
Hotel Urbis CentrePlaza Corsini 10Hotel84
Husa Imperial TarracoPasseig de les Palmeres sn 43003Hotel-
SB Express TarragonaPlaça Corts catalanes, 5Hotel-
Las Palmeras Camping & BungalowCami Playa Larga, Cn 340 Km 1168Guesthouse-
Hotel SB Express TarragonaPlaza Corts Catalanes 4Hotel-
Mas d'en RoigMas d'en Roig Can Ferrer Km VilaGUESTHOUSE-
Ca la MamenMontsia,14 La MoraGUESTHOUSE-
Barcevall, SLDr. Zamenhof, 6APARTMENT-
Apartaments La Font Vella de FalsetCalle Font Vella 9 FalsetAPARTMENT-
Cal GansoCalle Quintanes n24, AlbiñanaGUESTHOUSE-
Hostal Casa BarceloAvda. Generalitat, 27 43596 Horta de Sant JoanGUESTHOUSE-
Sercotel Villa EngraciaEspluga de FrancoliHOTEL-



Keep Connected


Internet is widely available within Spain. Most airports have wifi-zones and in most towns there are internet cafés or shops where you can use internet for a fixed price. Wi-Fi points in bars and cafeterias are available after ordering, and most hotels offer Wi-Fi connection in common areas for their guests.


See also: International Telephone Calls

The international access code for Spain is +34. The emergency number for police, ambulance and the fire brigade is 112.

In cities you can find plenty of public phones, and 'locutorios'. The latter are small shops where you can use the phone and use internet. Most of them also sell prepaid cards for mobile telephones. These shops are used a lot by foreigners to call to their mother country.

The main mobile network operators in Spain are Yoigo, Vodafone, Movistar and Orange, as in most of Europe voice and data coverage is generally good in urban areas however it can be patchy in rural locations. Cheap mobile phones (less than €50) with some pre-paid minutes are sold at FNAC or any phone operator's shop (Vodafone, Movistar, Orange). Topping-up is then done by buying scratch cards from the small stores, supermarkets, vending points (often found in tobacco shops) or kiosks.


If you want to post a card, you can head to the post office (Correos). The Spanish post is not yet as efficient as colleagues in other countries so receiving a card can take a bit longer than the number of days that it should take. On the website of Correos, you can find the locations of nearby post offices.
Post offices are generally open from 8:30am to 2:00pm, although times will vary according to the size of the city/town and the main post offices might be open until the early evening. Most will also open again on Saturday mornings, but in the smaller towns will close as early as 12 noon. When posting a letter, look for a yellow box and, if possible, post at the post office itself where there will also be divisions for local, national and international mail. Be prepared for long queues at the post office. This is why tobacco shops sell stamps and many will also have the facility to weigh packages. Standard letters/postcards of up to 20 grams sent within Spain are €0.34. However, non-standard letters/postcards of up to 20g are €0.39. Letters/postcards of 20 to 50 grams are €0.45. In the case of international shipping, the price is €0.64 to most countries within Europe for standard envelopes (letters/postcards) up to 20g, for a few European countries and outside Europe it is €0.78. If you want to send a package you are probably better off with a private courier company like TNT, DHL or UPS, as they offer quick and reliable services against competitive prices.


Accommodation in Tarragona

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