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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
+34 977 22 69 85
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Pretty

The beautiful Basilica is at the top of a steep stairway in the old town of Tarragona. Has a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
Stunning

Worth every penny. Looks tiny from the outside but it is a beautiful Tardis. I’ve visited many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel C
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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...more
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Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The beautiful Basilica is at the top of a steep stairway in the old town of Tarragona. Has a great entry with lots of carved decorations around the door and is very pretty inside.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth every penny. Looks tiny from the outside but it is a beautiful Tardis. I’ve visited many cathedrals in Spain, but this is a little beauty. So much to see. This is a must see if you are in Tarragona

Thank Rachel C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dedicate to the female martyr Saint Tecla. This Cathedral is built on the same soil where once stood a Roman Temple of which some artifacts are still preserved in the Tarragona museum of ancient history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here to see the medieval church, we had it all a wedding, jazz, and wonderful beer. The establishment we had our refreshments in must have been same time as church but I’ll let you be the judge of that

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a decent enough attraction but I would not call it spectacular like Barcelona Cathedral for instance. Worth a visit if you are keen and the cloister area is very pleasant.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A relly nice cathedral not overly ornate which pleases me greatly. Great architecture and a lovely space. Wander outside in the cloisters and all the other parts of the space - it really is quite lovely. Make sure you poke your head in every room...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Walking up the slow incline of the walking street framed by sharp blue skies the Cathedral emerges slowly above the steps. Dont be put off by any queue - the ticket counter is by the door and it moves fast. Walk into the main church...More

1  Thank ESVincent
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

This is a relatively large cathedral in the old town of Tarragona. There's a small entrance fee, but even without going inside the gothic façade and portal window at the top of the steps outside is impressive.

2  Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

I never get tired of Gothic architecture or cathedrals, so this one hits the mark, maybe even more than the one in Valencia. Beautiful, for sure but we declined the €5 entrance fee... we were spoiled by too many beautiful churches in Rome with no...More

2  Thank Abcdefxxx
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

The marvel this Cathedral is absolutely grandiose tour around in different streets and you can see the art of this monumental piece of art , grandiose the architecture is a mastermind to create such buildings.

Thank Gheefrenchie
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