Tarragona is a northeastern town of the Iberian peninsula, which sits on the Mediterranean coast in the Catalonia region, about 100 kilometers south from Barcelona. It is a well-known tourist destination, and it is also surrounded by the largest chemicals industrial site of southern Europe.
The weather is temperate, with mild winters and warm summers, and rainfall mostly in spring and fall. The month of July is a great month to enjoy the city and its beaches. Its Roman monumental setting was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in year 2000. It is also the site to unique medieval monuments –such as the Cathedral and cloister–, art nouveau architecture, museums, a picturesque fishing and marina neighborhood.
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Aside from the well known city of Barcelona, nearby destinations include:
Port Aventura, one of the largest amusement parks in southern Europe.
Ebro Delta nature reserve, one of the largest wetlands in Mediterranean Europe.
Cistercian Route, which includes the popular Poblet Monastery.
Reus, the "city of shopping", birth place of famous architect Antoni Gaudí, with a rich modernist (art nouveau) patrimony.
Beaches and Coastal towns of Salou, Cambrils, Vilaseca, etc.
The towns of Tarragona and Reus are also the site of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili, which offers about 40 university degrees and about 50 Masters degrees, with a 14000 student body. The URV has consistently been among the top four Spanish universities for normalized scientific productivity.