In addition to various beaches and nature parks, the province also has many villages and towns of historical and artistic interest. Many of them are known as a source of inspiration for artists such as Miro and Picasso. There are some of the world's best restaurants and top chefs in the province. The cuisine is a dynamic mix of traditional and modern dishes, with influences from many different cultures that have lived in or conquered the city over the centuries, such as Italian, French, Greek, Provencal, Arabic and Jewish culture.
Girona is the capital and also the largest city of Girona. Other important cities are Figueres and the coastal town of Roses.
As well as the port city of Tarragona, the province has much to offer. There are Catalan villages to visit, historic sites, sandy beaches, rocky shores, crags, rivers and woodlands and several wildlife reserves. The "Cistercian Monastery Route" and the "Penedès Wine and Cava Route" are tourist trails are ideal for getting to know the province a little better.
The Costa Daurada (Catalan; literally "Golden Coast") or Costa Dorada (Spanish) is a 216 kilometer-long coastal region in Catalonia. The coastal area covers the north of the province of Tarragona up to the delta of the river Ebro. The region consists of both beaches and rocky coast and starts north of Tarragona and continues from there past various famous (bathing) places, including Salou, Cambrils and Ampolla. The Costa Daurada is therefore mainly known for its enormous tourism.
The Costa Brava (Catalan for rugged, wild coast) is a 200-kilometer stretch of coastline from the Mediterranean Sea in Catalonia, (Girona province) in northeastern Spain that starts at Portbou on the French border and runs to Blanes.
Costa Barcelona was introduced as a brand at the end of 2011. At the request of both the public and private sectors, a new brand name was introduced with the intention of turning several smaller parts into one strong umbrella brand. Costa Barcelona thus covers part of the coastal area and the interior, except Barcelona city itself. Before you knew the area as the Costa Maresme coast north of Barcelona and as the Costa del Garraf south of the city. With the introduction of the new brand you now have three Costa's in the region of Catalonia: Costa Brava in the north, Costa Dorada in the south and Costa Barcelona in the middle.