Tarragona is a famous port city found within the Spanish province of Catalonia. Originally known as "Tarraco" by the Romans, the entire area is home to some of the most stunning ruins known to man. Some of these include a defensive wall, a large amphitheatre and a Roman circus. Tarragona is also located quite close to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, so many visitors will arrive here during the colder months of the year to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation. While not as populous as other nearby cities such as Barcelona, it is still estimated that 132,000 residents live within the confines of its metropolitan area. Other places of interest within the city itself include the Tarragona Cathedral and a large open-air square known as the Plaça del Fòrum. Enterprise Rent-A-Car offices are found conveniently close by. The peak of the tourist season is generally between May and late September.