Shortly after the arrival of general Escipio to Empùries in 218 BC, during the Second Punic War, Tàrraco was mentioned for the first time. The general and his brother founded the city which became the capital of the Roman province of Tarraconensis, which at its peak covered most of the Iberian Peninsula. Tàrraco, today known as Tarragona, was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000 for the excellent preservation of the remains of the Roman city. Distance: 233 km