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Festival Date: 29-06-2015
This is the main festival that takes place in El Serrallo, the fishermen’s quarter. It is also one of the oldest and most traditional of all the local festivals, which take place in Tarragona, The main event of the day is the Sant Pere (Saint Peter) procession, where an image of the saint is paraded, accompanied by other well known figures, through the neighbourhood streets.
The tradition is rooted in the respect of the fishermen for their patron saints, the other main one being Carmen. The same can be said about the festivals, such as the Tres Tombs, which relate to respecting nature and animals, and our human need for their co-operation.
Tarragona is just saturated in culture and history. It is a fabulous city. Did you know that its Roman city of Tarraco, as well as the Catalan tradition of the Human Castles are some of the UNESCO sites of Catalonia, or of special heritage interest? Find out more by following this link UNESCO Heritage in Catalonia
Want to discover more about the fabulous city of Tarragona, just click on this link to read the Tarragona Travel Guide.
A New York Times critic, Florence Fabricant, said this about Tarragona: “We left Tarragona feeling as though we had been let in on a wonderful secret that told not only of the reach of ancient Rome, but of other historic periods, layered within and around the city. And that the secret was meant to be shared.”
If you would like to see the article that she wrote about Tarragona in the New York Times, click on Tarragona in the New York Times
Carrer Major, 39
Phone: 977 250 795
(Town Hall) Ajuntament de Tarragona
Plaça de la Font, 1
Phone: 977 296 100