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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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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, Tarragona, Spain
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+34 977 22 69 85
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Allow plenty of time to visit here. Sit, feel, imagine. Incredible historical landmark that is a must visit place.

Thank LindaHenderson
Reviewed 5 days ago

Monumental cathedral. You can church, vestry, but also other chambers as well as rest at the courtyard. It is also small museum inside.

Thank 73Marco
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Cathedral. It is a perfect escape from the hot sunshine to find some peace and quiet and cool. The main altar and the cloisters are stunning.

Thank Angharad M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Cathedral does not look impressive from its entrance, but inside it is a an extensive collection of surprises. You can enter the treasury and see amazing antiques. The main cathedral is magnificent. there are also several side chapels. There is an archeological dig which...More

Thank waiake1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this beautiful Cathedral, beautiful inside and lots of history and exhibits, not too expensive either.

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see visit for the history of the area walking through the narrow streets to get here.entrance at the side of the church where you have an audio tour to help understand all the history. Beautiful rise gardens to walk in and...More

Thank gerard n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a great day out and was so lovely inside and out. Its also great to get out the heat for a few hours. Took loads of pictures and makes a nice change while on holiday.

Thank JCSPK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn't planned on visiting inside but as the Archeological Museum was closed on a Monday we decided to visit. €4 entrance fee, but its huge with lots to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful 14th century church in the narrow medieval streets of Old Tarragona. Impresssive audio guide that you can take at your own pace. A large amount of information and items to see both in the church and the treasury museum. A beautiful cloister completes the...More

Thank Paul A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting place with great history, architecture, and spirit. Perfect audioguide will guide you through life and death of Saint Tecla. Was really impressed here and would definitely recommend.

Thank fcserg
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