Enjoy our history and traditions
The Costa Daurada offers you one of the best holiday destinations on the whole Mediterranean. Thousands of years of history have bequeathed it a rich heritage of festivals and traditions, most of which take place in the summer. You’re invited to join in and enjoy these celebrations and learn about our history at the same time.
The long history of the Costa Daurada has bequeathed us a multitude of gastronomic and festive traditions.
The traditional dish
A traditional dish of this area consisting of a variety of spring onions grilled directly over hot coals and dipped in a delicious special sauce. The “calçotada” is complemented with grilled meat and sausages
From January to March
A deeply-rooted legacy
Holy Week is a very important, deeply-rooted tradition for the people of the Costa Daurada. The floats of the religious brotherhoods in Tarragona are a particularly impressive sight.
From January to March
ST GEORGE’S DAY
A traditional Catalan festival in which people exchange gifts of books and roses and all the towns and cities organise cultural events.
ST JOHN’S DAY
On the night of 23 June, St John’s Eve (Sant Joan), the arrival of summer is celebrated with the lighting of bonfires. Music and dancing fill the night in the towns and villages of the Costa Daurada.
OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
Fishermen and seafarers pay homage to the patron saint of many of the towns on the Mediterranean coast by organising processions and making floral offerings to the image of Our Lady.
15 - 18 July
The festivals and events you can see will make your stay more exciting and memorable.
FIREWORKS IN TARRAGONA
A spectacle of light and colour
In summer Tarragona hosts the International Fireworks Competition, a pyrotechnic festival in which professionals from all over the world compete to offer the best spectacle of light and colour
1 - 4 July
The history of Rome
Each spring the city of Tarragona organises "Tarraco Viva", a festival with a multitude of events recalling the Roman history of Tarragona.
24 July - 5 September
The magic of our towns
The majority of towns and villages on the Costa Daurada celebrate their local festivals during summer.
June - August