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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, Tarragona, Spain
+34 977 22 69 85
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Lovely cathedral but what makes this place special is the small museum that's inside, there's some... read more

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The cathedral is dedicated to St Thecla and is erected at the top of the acropolis or hill of the ancient city. Its construction began in the year 1171 and it was consecrated on 4 July 1331. Its foundations and later architectural development are located on the remains of an ancient Roman construction begun in the second quarter of the 1st century bc. and completed at the beginning of the Vespasian Empire (69-79 AD). The Cathedral is gothic in style. Its floor plan is in the form of a Latin cross, with three naves each with their own apses and transept. The head is of Romanesque tradition with half-point arches supporting the extension of the stone wall and pilasters following the new constructive techniques of the Gothic movement.
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Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, Tarragona, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nothing really outstanding about this cathedral. If you have been in one before you know what to expect. Service was going on so that was nice to hear the hymns being sung. It was a Sunday so apparently it was free. Don’t bother paying if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cathedral but what makes this place special is the small museum that's inside, there's some wonderfully preserved artefacts that you won't see anywhere else, well worth a visit

Thank suekiernan
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The cathedral is Amazing and impressive. there is an entrance fee to pay and it's not included in the combined ticket sold to visit 4 of the roman sites of the city.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I am "churched out" and really didn't want to go in, but this Cathedral is truly outstanding. For one thing, it's not overrun with tourists. The ancient frescoes, discovered during a recent renovation, are incredible. Plus, they also discovered part of the Roman Temple of...More

Thank 2cool4theroom
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Even if you're not religious, the Sunday masses at 9.30 and 11.30 (in a chapel at the bottom of the cathedral to the left near the door leading to the cloisters) allow you to soak up the atmosphere and afterwards wander round the beautiful chapels...More

Thank vessi80
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visited Tarragona 3 times throughout the 10 nights of my holiday and was still finding more Roman remains. Lovely to take photos of. Lots of remains and statues throughout the City. Easy to get to on the local bus.

Thank Fishface123
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were able to get the local bus from our hotel in La Pineda into Tarragona. We walked the Cathedral. When we got there we discovered there was a wedding going on. You were still alloyed in even during the ceremony. There is a charge...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We tend to visit any cathedral we run across when walking a city but, the Catedral de Tarragona is one of the best we've seen. The approach through the narrow streets then up the stone steps is beautiful. Once inside we were amazed by the...More

Thank StevenTL1
Reviewed 13 October 2017

A beautiful old cathedral surrounded by the wonderful old town streets of Tarragona. Well worth a visit.

Thank Axiomwatson
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic building, beautiful on the outside and the inside is even better. 5€ to get in and worth every penny. When you get to the cloisters examine the little ponds or you’ll miss the fish and the turtles. All in all a very...More

Thank Scooterboy64
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