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The best colles (human castle troupes) gather in Tarraco Arena Plaça for the longest, most contested and most thrilling performances imaginable.
© David Oliete

Tarragona and the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, Spain

Tarragona, Spain
Call it what you want—the blueprint for Rome's success or the showcase for historic engineering—Tarraco was a monumental architectural achievement. It was the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula, established in the 3rd century BC. Located in the port city of Tarragona an hour south of Barcelona, a visit here will change your understanding of the ancient world.