The “Revetlla dels Ninots” is a loud midnight street party held in Tarragona one week before the Summer Solstice celebration of Sant Joan. Among the great fanfare revelers parade the allegoric puppets ( ninots ) which will be burned on the bonfire in seven days time.
Rice is definitely on the menu in this new Tarragona gastronomic initiative aimed at promoting the rice grown in the delta region of the Ebro, an area which has just been declared a biosphere reserve due to its sustainable development.
Visit the cloister of the cathedral in Tarragona on the day of Corpus Christi and you will notice something usual: jumping up and down among the sprays of water of the centrail fountain is a dancing egg, one the most cherished features of this celebration.
Our walk from Tarragona to Altafulla got off to an early start with a pre-dawn wake up call. By 7 am we were already scrambling past the ghostly buildings of the old Savinosa sanatorium, down the next beach, on a 12 kilometers coastal hike to the Castle of Tamarit.
The Camp de Mart of Tarragona is one of the main venues of the Tarraco Viva festival. Situated next to the old roman walls this is where some of the most visual demonstration take place over the two weekends.
Tarraco Viva is about everything Roman, including the food, and 21 of the best restaurants in Tarragona are taking part with individual taster menus, whose recipes and ingredients are straight out of pages of Roman cookbooks.
Under the storm brewing skies of Tarragona, Tarraco Viva continues it’s exploration of the Roman world and one of the most iconic event is the Munera Gladiatora, the fights of the Gladiators in ancient Rome.