On the shores of the Mediterranean, right on the Costa Dorada, lies the port city of Tarragona. The former Roman Tarraco offers an important legacy of monuments amid extensive beaches. Its archaeological remains include part of the bases of large Cyclopean walls near the Quartel de Pilatos which are thought to be anterior to the Romans. The Quartel, a prison in the 19th century, is said to have been the palace of Augustus. The main tourist attractions include the Museum of Archaeology and the Roman ruins of Tarraco, which has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Tarragona is replete with revelling history, culture, and millennia-old remains. Whether you're a self-proclaimed beach fan, a culture vulture, or a history nut, this vibrant city has a bit of everything to satisfy your desires.