Overall, 6 appellations of origin embrace the still and sparkling wines made within Costa Daurada, the wine territory in the country with the highest number of DO’s. Want to join us to discover them and taste these unique landscapes?
Costa Daurada is a territory with some incredible landscapes, full of contrasts and perfect beauty. Reddish rocks inland stand on their feet to admire the sea, while becoming the best viewpoints for some incredible sunrises and sunsets. Fields are turned into colourful carpets, architectures that witness the passing of ancient civilizations or the footprint of a unique style of the territory, Modernism, or simply natural areas of great harmony that reconcile us with the Earth.
Today, we’d like to share 6 Instagrammable spots in Costa Daurada, one per comarca, you should definitely visit to take unique photos.
Love to get away to live unique experiences with the whole family? If so, Costa Daurada is your destination. Did you know that 5 coast municipalities have been rewarded as Family Destinations? Indeed, and that means you’ll find everything you need so that your family lives an incredible trip.
Spring, summer… As days get longer, Costa Daurada provides us with unique scenes, both inland and near the coastline. Coastal paths, for example, enter a new dimension, embellished by the blooming of local vegetation, fields full of poppies and vines sprouting. Spring and the first days of the summer do also imply the beginning of a new “castells” season that will last until early November, on an in-crescendo you’ll absolutely adore.
From north to south and from south to north; costal paths in Costa Daurada, the pathways that follow the coastline, can be discovered both directions. Our recommendation, though, would be to start at L’Hospitalet de l’Infant and follow the Ruta dels Naturistes (the Route of Naturists). In Salou, the coastal path will allow you to almost Feel the sea with the tip of your fingers, while from Tarragona to Tamarit, you can enjoy the Ruta dels enigmes (Route of enigma), a path you can follow all the way to Altafulla and Torredembarra where you’ll find A paradise of coves, before you enter Roda de Berà on A triumphal ride.
Did you know that in both Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre there’s proof of over 600 Modernism examples that belong to near 100 municipalities? These 2 numbers speak for themselves about the importance of this cultural, artistic and political movement that stirred up the entire country and has left a historical legacy one can now follow, visit and admire.
If we’re referring to villages and cities, Reus ─which was the second city in Catalonia in the late 19th century─ is the undisputed capital of Modernism in Costa Daurada. The capital of Baix Camp has around 30 catalogued buildings of great beauty, with Casa Navàs and Institut Pere Mata as main examples. In this post you can find the greatest examples of the Modernism tour in Reus, which you can end in the Gaudí Centre.
A circus that once held epic quadriga races, the famous chariots pulled by four horses; an amphitheatre where gladiators would fight to the death under a blazing sun; a theatre that would dramatise and mock life in the empire; forums, both provincial and local, which were the administrative heart and the commercial soul of the city... What would it be like to actually live in the ancient Tarraco? Want to join us on an exciting journey back in time?
Sea and mountain; Costa Daurada is a small paradise where different shades of blue caress a unique coastline, and where sea breeze, winds coming from the sea, refresh exceptional places topped by pre-coastal mountains. Would you like to find out more? If so, check out the following 3 viewpoints routes: Salou, the region of Baix Penedès and the Costa Daurada Mountains. Join us!
The so-called “castells”, or human towers, are a unique and genuine passion of Catalunya, which has now reached the entire country, but that was born in Valls, in the Alt Camp region. “Castells” are about passion, excitement, plasticity... Who hasn’t got emotional witnessing how a “castell” is built for the first time? “Castells” were declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO due to their singularity, which makes them absolutely unique worldwide. Today, we’d like you to join us on a journey round the best “castells” plazas in Costa Daurada, a place where you can enjoy this ancient tradition.
The Costa Daurada, given its climate and geographic location, is one of the most important wine and vineyard pieces of land in Catalonia. In fact, in this area alone there are 5 prestigious Denominations of Origin that will delight all those wine and gastronomy lovers: Montsant, Tarragona, Conca de Barberà, Penedès and finally, and perhaps the best known, the DOQ Priorat. For this reason, wine tourism and gastronomic events are an important part of the annual agenda in this area of the province of Tarragona.
Below, we shall present some of the most interesting wine fairs and festivals that take place throughout the year on the Costa Daurada and that we believe can be perfect for both adults and children to enjoy a weekend surrounded by vineyards, wine and good company. It is worth noting that most of these events take place during the spring or autumn.