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Located at the heart of the region of Maresme, Barcelona, we find Mataró, with a rich history that dates back to Roman times. Its significant marina and beach are some of the main attractions found in this gorgeous coastal town.
Mataró, a thriving industrial, commercial and tourist town in Costa de Maresme, is heir to a long and rich historic legacy that goes back to the Roman square of Lluro, as can be seen at the archaeological site of Llauder Tower, which contains the ruins of a typical Roman villa from the 1st to the 3rd century AD. However, many other significant events have left their landmark in this town, such as the 1848 construction of the first railway in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, which linked Barcelona and Mataró. The old city centre is delimited by the 16th-century walled enclosure. In the centre, we find the 15th-century basilica of Santa María, with a medieval and Neo-Romanesque façade added in the 19th century.