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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona
Placa de la Seu. Tarragona | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, Tarragona, Spain
977-22-69-85
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Tarragona
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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“stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

a peacefull place to wander and many outside cafes to sit and admire the views .Sadly i didnt actually get to go inside which is a regret

Visited August 2012
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“Beautiful cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This cathedral is very well preserved and have an excellent collection of ecclesiastical treasures. Not to be missed.

Visited September 2012
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

Beautifull cathedral, despite tourists and renovations it was a peaceful place to wander about and soak up history. Only E4 entrance!

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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“Plenty of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

As you'd expect this cathedral is a mixture of construction from the 11th Century onwards, we were surprised by the actual size of the building and how many chapels existed. There was a small amount of restoration going on in the main cathedral, however this added to, rather than distracted from our visit.
We visited late afternoon and with the sunlight softening, this produced a wonderful colour to the stonework.

Visited September 2012
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“Astonishing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

An 11th century cathedral that is beautiful both outside and inside, typical of roman and moorish architecture, a most splendid building in a beautilful setting in the middle of the old town.

Visited August 2012
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