Astari Hotel is a small hotel with 81 rooms. You can enjoy a wide-ranging buffet breakfast and restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Offering splendid views of the Mediterranean, the Astari Hotel is in the privileged area of the city of Tarragona and close to the Roman Amphitheatre as well as the beach. This property is 800 metres from the train station and 5 kilometres from the Reus Airport. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant, which serves delicious dishes and you can also sip your favourite drink at the hotels cozy bar. This property offers well-equipped meeting rooms that cater to your important business and private events. Take the short and pleasant walk down to Tarragona’s beach where you can enjoy Mediterranean views and golden sands.
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Tarragona is a city located in the south of Catalonia on the north-east of Spain, by the Mediterranean. It is the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and the capital of the Catalan comarca Tarragonès. In the medieval and modern times it was the capital of the Vegueria of Tarragona.
The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Part of the bases of large Cyclopean walls near the Cuartel de Pilatos are thought to pre-date the Romans. The building just mentioned, a prison in the 19th century, is said to have been the palace of Augustus. The 2nd century amphitheatre, near the sea-shore, was extensively used as a quarry after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and but few vestiges of it now remain. A circus, c. 450 m long, was built over in the area now called Plaça de la Font, though portions of it are still to be traced. Throughout the town Latin, and even apparently Phoenician, inscriptions on the stones of the houses mark the meterial used for buildings in the town.
Two ancient monuments, at some little distance from the town, have, however, fared rather better. The first of these is the Aqüeducte de les Ferreres, which spans a valley about 4 km north of the city. It is 217 m (711.94 ft) in length, and the loftiest arches, of which there are two tiers, are 26 m (85.30 ft) high. There is a monument about 6 km along the coast road east of the city, commonly called the "Tower of the Scipios"; but there is no authority for assuming that they were buried here.
Tarragona is home to a large port and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Much of its economic activity comes from a large number of chemical industries located in the city or in surrounding areas. The main living heritage is the Popular Retinue, a great parade of dances, bestiary and spoken dances- and the human towers. They specially participate in Santa Tecla Festival. They are so popular in Tarragona and also in all Catalonia that they have got their own home. It is called "Casa de la Festa", Festivities House, where you can visit them all the year.
A number of beaches, some awarded a Blue Flag designation, line the Mediterranean coast near the city. Tarragona is located near the holiday resort of Salou and the theme park Port Aventura, one of the largestin Europe. The city is located a few kilometers away from Reus Airport, which has many low-cost destinations and charter-flights. Reus is the second city of the Tarragona area , known by its commercial activity and for being the place were the architect Gaudí was born.
Events such as The Carnival, Tarragona international dixieland festival which houses 25 bands and 100 concerts and activities the week before Holy Week, Tarraco Viva - A lot of groups around Europe recreate the Roman world: from the Roman legions, to daily life. It's celebrated between 10 and 20 May. Tarragona International Fireworks Displays Competition - The competition selects six international pyrotechnic companies every year. The Sant Magí Festival, held between 15 and 19 August and Santa Tecla Festival, held between 15 and 24 September. It has been celebrated since 1321 and it is considered of national touristic interest by the state. Tarragona is also a candidate to be the Spanish representative as European Capital of Culture in 2016.
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