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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

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Wonderful Cathedral

We really enjoyed this beautiful Cathedral set at the top of the old Roman steps. The way up is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Annieknig
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Watford, United Kingdom
Superb

The cathedral dominates the centre of Tarragona, its a huge Cathedral and very photogenic. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
andycoldham
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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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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All reviews audio guide lovely cathedral side chapels gothic style well worth a visit no flash main altar large cathedral light a candle diocesan museum highest point old town santa tecla great architecture front door interesting things entry fee
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank Annieknig
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank yuki1234
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank sysolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wandered around outside this cathedral while on a visit to Tarragona. What a stunning looking building. We walked all round the outside of it as we weren’t in town for long and wanted to see as much as we could in the limited time...More

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit - the cathedral is well maintained, gorgeous inner garden, little chapels and only for a few Euro's entrance. A must visit when in Tarragona

Thank travelgrumpy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because all the other places are closed because it is a Monday! Silly us. A magnificent building well worth the time spent there.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably this cathedral impressed me the most during our last visit to Catalonia. It is very huge, peaceful and unique as a whole and in every detail. You will be lost (in good sense) inside and forget about your time. In hot hours this is...More

Thank 1230lena
Reviewed 9 September 2018

I don't normally do religious buildings as I'm one of the heathen non believers. But the wife is the totally opposite. So I let her drag me round for an hour before I start making grunting noises about wanting to get out. I have to...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I did not like at all, to pay to enter a church. Nice but not worthing an entrance ticket according to me. Very nice the cloister inside.

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