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tarragona is a very interesting ancient town in catalonia. the earliest known inhaitation of tarragona dates back to the 6th century BC. in 218BC during the second punic war tarragona was incorporated into the roman empire. both julius and augustus caesar lived in tarragona. during augustus' stay in tarragona he made tarragona the temporary capital of the roman empire. the emperor hadrian lived in taragona in 123AD. the earliest mention of christianity in tarragona was the martrdom of fructuosus and his disciples augurius and eulogius in the amphitheatre in 259AD. frankish and germanic armies tried to conquer tarragona but their efforts failed. finally in 476AD the visigoth leader, euric conquered tarragona thus ending rome's 700 year rule.
the visigothic rule ended in 714AD when the moors, tarik and musa conquered tarragona. louis the pious tried to reconquer taragona in 809AD but failed as well as ramon bereguer in 888AD. tarragona was reconquered in 1118AD by ramon bereguer III. tarragona remained a christian city through the middle ages. for students of history tarragona is a must see site in catalonia. it also offers a beautiful beach, good restaurants, and a number of lively bars and clubs.
a excellent guide to tarragona, 'all tarragona and province", pub: editorial escudo de oro, s.a.
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