Mataro is a medium-sized city, with over 100,000 inhabitants, located in the northeastern Spanish autonomous community of Catalonia, on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Mataro is close to the cosmopolitan metropolis of Barcelona. The town has its origins in Roman times, as evince by the remains of a 2000-year-old bath house--which tourists can examine--within the city limits. Agriculture and viticulture have been Mataro's traditional occupation until the 19th century, when a plague of insects ruined the vineyards. Agriculture has recovered slowly, and has been supplanted by the industry and service sectors over time.
Attractions in town include the Town Hall, designed by celebrated early 20th century architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, as well as the Teatro Monumental, and the Centro de Arte Ca L'Arenas, a major art museum. Use the Internet to find hotels in Mataro. EasyToBook.com is one of the best places to find and reserve Mataro hotels, especially if you're looking for cheap or discount hotels in Mataro.