Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona

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Construction on Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona began in 1171, and over the centuries it developed into a massive and massively impressive piece of architecture. The best way to see it is on the full tour, which also takes you up the bell tower for views over the city, then to the remains of the Roman wall that once stood here and into the Diocesan museum. Highlights include the facade, which is adorned with carvings of saints and prophets, the triple arcade and series of arches that border the peaceful, park-like cloister, and the medieval Christian art and Moorish artifacts in the museum. The cathedral offers audio guides to rent for your visit. Our Tarragona trip itinerary planner makes visiting Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona and other Tarragona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The cathedral is impressive from the very first look as is seating on the highest point of the hill at the end of some spectacular staircases, in the heart of the old town. However, the interior is... 
    The cathedral is impressive from the very first look as is seating on the highest point of the hill at the end of some spectacular staircases, in the heart of the old town. However, the interior is...  more »
  • The clerks don’t speak the local language but yet they speak English: That’s language discrimination and ilegal in Catalonia. The audio guide link on all of the QR codes showed a 404 error and we... 
    The clerks don’t speak the local language but yet they speak English: That’s language discrimination and ilegal in Catalonia. The audio guide link on all of the QR codes showed a 404 error and we...  more »
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  • Amazing place! A real jump back in history. The man at the ticket box was so nice and host us warmly, he explained to us that this is the largest and oldest cathedral in Cataluñya! We loved the internal garden with some ponds, red fish and aquatic turtles. Follow the map they give with the ticket to spot a curious low relief about rats 😉
  • Hidden gem in Tarragona. Much more surprising than cathedral in Barcelona and, in my opinion, much more beautiful.

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