Tarragona offers all kinds of cultural expressions. Experience them to the full by visiting its museums, going to the cinema or the theatre, concerts, sporting events, etc.
Tarragona hosts temporary and permanent exhibitions from museums all over the world. Below we list the city’s main museums and art galleries.
Museum of the Port of Tarragona
Pretoria Roman Circus
El Médol Roman Stone Quarry
National Archaeological Museum
Museum of Modern Art
Forum de la Colonia
Festivals and traditions.
Tarragona offers visitors a wide variety of traditional festivals, when citizens show great enthusiasm during these days of community culture in the city’s streets and squares.
The year begins with the Three Kings; this is followed by the Carnival in February; in April the traditional Sant Jordi festival takes place; in June, San Juan celebrates the arrival of summer; in July Tarragona’s International Fireworks Competition is held; August sees the city’s little Sant Magí festival; and in September we have the main festival of Santa Tecla. Also traditional is the Castells de Tarragona competition, held in even years on the first Sunday in October.
The city offers music for all tastes.
To enjoy great symphonic music classics and performances from singer-songwriters, head to Tarragona Conference Centre or the Camp de Mart, where the International Music Festival of Tarragona takes place.
Also worth attending are the International Dixieland Festival and the Underground Blues Festival.
Cinema and Theatre
Tarragona offers a very interesting theatre programme at the Metropol Theatre, with performances for all audiences. The Youth Theatre Festival and the International Theatre Festival are two examples of quality of performances.
The Camp de Mart is converted into an outdoor theatre in spring and summer.