Your whole last day is dedicated to the capital city of Tarragona. You might already know that the city has a long and important history, as well as plenty of cultural attractions. But we're not going to have you running around like you're doing an obstacle course just to fit it all in in one day, but instead we've got some suggestions on how you can take it easy while fully enjoying a few parts of Tarragona, and leaving some for your next visit. First, you can take a walk along the streets of the Part Alta and head in to the Tarragona Cathedral. We recommend you book the full guided tour, which, in addition to giving you detailed information on all that was involved in the construction, includes climbing right to the top of the belltower, possibly the best of its kind in the city. Take heed, though, that you do need to be in shape to get up there, because it involves climbing 150 steps. As far as the building itself goes, the portal and interior of the Cathedral are gothic, even though they were begun in a Romanesque style; the cloister features extensive and abundant sculptural decoration on the capitals, imposts and friezes of the angular pillars; and in the Diocese Museum, you'll find an excellent collection of archaeological finds dating from the Roman period – the majority from excavations carried out in the subsoil of the Cathedral itself – and a wide-ranging gallery that encompasses several centuries of art history, goldsmithing and liturgical material.
When you head out of the cathedral, you may want to stop for a refreshing vermouth in Plaça de la Font or Plaça del Fòrum, and then head to Serrallo, the city's seaside neighbourhood par excellence. You'll find plenty of restaurants around, and you can fill your boots with fish dishes with romesco sauce, paella, or anything your stomach's growling for, leaving you to head home satisfied and content.