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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco is a World Heritage Site within the city of Tarragona, in southern Catalonia, Spain.

Tarraco was the city established by the Romans in present-day Tarragona. It was built on the site of an Iberic town called Kesse. Although the structures are Roman, the city itself could have been founded by the Phoenicians.

Among the ancient remains in Tarraco include its amphitheater, city walls and gates, capitol, forum, sepulchre, and other monuments.


Ruins of the Roman amphitheater at Tarraco, in modern Tarragona, Spain
Ruins of the Roman amphitheater at Tarraco, in modern Tarragona, Spain
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Archaeological Ensemble of Tárraco was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 24th session of the World Heritage Committee in Cairns, Australia, on 27 November - 2 December, 2000.

Location: N41 6 53 E1 15 33.5 in the Province of Tarragona, in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.
Inscription Year: 2000
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, III
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