Tarragona has all the climatic benefits of being on Spain’s southern coast, but unlike many other towns there, it has much more to offer than just sun, sea and sand. It is one of the most fascinating historical cities in Spain, with both Roman and medieval Moorish remains in abundance. In fact, it was during these two eras that a flourishing community of Jewish people resided in the city, giving rise to the city’s nickname as ‘The City of Jews’. If you have only just started living in Tarragona, then you may be looking for an online network that can give advice and support. Expats often turn to InterNations, a global expatriate network with over a million members which not only offers plenty of socializing and networking opportunities, but also functions as a great source of information. The InterNations’ Expat Magazine, for example, has a number of features relevant to living the expatriate life. And once your new life in Tarragona is under way, you’ll be able to let fellow expats and global minds know how great the place is. Why not tell them about the Roman ruins, or Tárraco as it was known in ancient times, which are among the most important in Spain? These ancient remains have even been designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Expats living in Tarragona should not miss these local highlights like the amphitheater which was built in the second century AD and is situated near the sea.
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Moving to Tarragona, or any foreign city, can be a daunting prospect. As a trusted online community for expatriates, InterNations can help with the challenges of moving abroad. Whether you need advice on jobs, travel or import regulations, the InterNations website with its features and expatriate forums has got it covered for the expat on the move. Perhaps you want to find, socialize or get in touch with other expats, whether it be in your new town and country, or across a global network. With InterNations you have a platform which can give you the information that can facilitate your move. Once there, relax and take in some of the great things Tarragona has on offer. For example, set among the beautiful winding streets of old Tarragona is the massive, impressive Cathedral, the latest incarnation of a religious site that has previously been occupied by a Roman temple, a Visigothic church, and a Moorish mosque.
Once you are settled as an expatriate working in Tarragona, InterNations can continue to give you the information you need. Whether it is information on financial matters such as social security, taxes and business, or perhaps that all important health insurance, there is always something on the InterNations’ website to help, either in the form of articles in our content section or active advice from fellow members. So get the paperwork for your new life as an expat working in Tarragona out of the way and then you can check out some of the great entertainment that the city has on offer. Such as, for example, the Tarraco Viva festival, a celebration of the town’s Roman past, with gladiator fights, theater, food and music.; or the International Fireworks Competition, one of the largest in the Mediterranean, and sure to be an incredible spectacle.