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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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Unusual Cathedral

The outside of the cathedral front & roof was never finished, the sculptures on the front are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
El_Fred
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Madrid, Spain
Winelovers tour

Impressive monument! Do not miss it while in Tarragona. We realy enjoyed our visit!! Normally is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evangelie T
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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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"lovely cathedral"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The outside of the cathedral front & roof was never finished, the sculptures on the front are grotesque almost funny but the inside is a beautiful gothic set, the cloister is amazing. Totally worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive monument! Do not miss it while in Tarragona. We realy enjoyed our visit!! Normally is closed during the week. Is open at the week ends.:-) :-) :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our apartment was right across from the Cathedral, and couldn't have been in a better location in Tarragona. It sits at the top of the hill of the Old Sector, overlooking the gem of Tarragonal. It is lit up at night, future taking you breath...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 11 January 2018 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

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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
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Reviewed 6 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

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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

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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.

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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
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