Tarragona (Spain)

Tarragona is a small beach town in the northeastern part of Spain, located on the Mediterranean Sea. The city's climate is Mediterranean, the temperatures remain close to 10 C in winter and reach close to 28 C in summer. The area has an average of only 50 rainy days per years. The city's most famous attractions include a very well-preserved Roman Colosseum (Amphitheater), as well as the original Roman city ruins and other buildings. The region north of Tarragona has five mainly sandy beaches, but the closest port is a little dirty. The city also hosts the international fireworks competitions in the first week of July every year, these fireworks are considered to be the biggest in the Mediterranean.

Population: 133,954
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: No
Official language: Spanish
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 10% in the big cities if the service has been good. There is no tipping for less than good service.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 7:01:57 AM

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Weather Forecast

Sun
15.12

Clear sky

59°F

Mon
16.12

Light rain

59°F

Tue
17.12

Light rain

59°F

Wed
18.12

Clear sky

59°F

Thu
19.12

Rain showers

57°F

Fri
20.12

Clear sky

61°F

Sat
21.12

Clear sky

64°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 48.0 56.8 39.2 4
February 50.2 59.0 41.2 3
March 52.9 62.1 43.9 4
April 56.1 65.1 47.1 6
May 62.1 70.7 53.4 6
June 69.1 77.7 60.3 4
July 74.7 83.7 65.5 2
August 75.2 83.8 66.7 4
September 70.2 78.6 61.7 5
October 62.6 71.1 54.1 5
November 54.3 63.0 45.7 4
December 50.0 58.5 41.4 4

More information: Tarragona forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Tarragona is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $64.76, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $171.98, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $64.21
  • Hotel (3 stars): $75.79
  • Hotel (4 stars): $76.21
  • Hotel (5 stars): $147.07
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.29
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $18.66
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.79
  • Meal, McDonalds: $7.82
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $11.17

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Safety

Tarragona has been classified as extremely safe with security classification 5/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 77.1 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 91.7 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 69.4 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Tarragona safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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