Tarragona - Steeped in history
Tarragona's fertile plains and abundance of sunlight help it to generate its most famous and important export for much of its history: wine. Tarragona was famous throughout the ancient world for its excellent vinyards.
Sitges - Resort for alternative lifestyles
Located on the Costa Dorada, Sitges is wildly popular among the southern Europe resorts, particularly with gay tourists. It gets very crowded during the summer, and most of the tourists at this time are young swinging Europeans. Yet Sitges never gets tacky, as so many gay-oriented resorts do.