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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

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Enjoyable Cathedral visit,

The Cathedral itself and the whole area is a must do for any visitor to Tarragona. There is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LargeWestMids
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Cool cathedral in gorgeous old town

Only saw the outside, but it’s very cool and you can sit and have a drink right outside. The... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2018
tonitone
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Barcelona, Spain
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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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
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All reviews audio guide lovely cathedral side chapels gothic style well worth a visit main altar diocesan museum large cathedral flea market santa tecla entrance fee old town great architecture front door small charge narrow streets take photos
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral itself and the whole area is a must do for any visitor to Tarragona. There is a variety of different styles and influences with Roman remains prominent on the approach to the cathedral. There is a scattering of shops,bars and shops. The construction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Only saw the outside, but it’s very cool and you can sit and have a drink right outside. The setting is awesome, with all the right, windy streets of the old town around it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

The best parts of the cathedral are from the outside and coming up the steps from the main city. There is an entrance fee of €5. Unless you are a big history buff, it is ok to skip. There is a nice garden with various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Despite the joke"seen one Cathedral seen them all" this is worth an hour of your time, more if you take the audio tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Unfortunately there did not appear to be an English language version of the guide book available to purchase when we visited, but if you have time buy the version in Catalan and Spanish and do your best to prepare yourself for a second visit, because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We were in valls for business and decided to drive to Tarragona. We stumbled into this church which is the main cathedral in the city. It was amazing and there was an amazing mass there when we visited. Very nice from the Roman time. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skhemmoro
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We really enjoyed this beautiful Cathedral set at the top of the old Roman steps. The way up is very impressive as is the Cathedral. We went on Sants Tecla day so the Cathedral was free to enter. Normally a small charge.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The cathedral dominates the centre of Tarragona, its a huge Cathedral and very photogenic. The towers are interesting as they are not complete as the church ran out money when the building was built and the locals since then have refused to build the towers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank andycoldham
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lovely old Cathedral, which dominates the town of Tarragona. Clean and well maintained with an entrance fee. Didn't have enough time when visiting to enter, but had a good look around the outside of the building which was fantastic. Would definitely return to Tarragona for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LaurenPhil
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised at the access we were allowed around the Cathedral, the leaflet guide was very useful, everything was clearly marked with plenty information about the and saints with the use of a smart phone. The cloisters was really lovely and peaceful which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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