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  • keefnjojo
    Plymouth, United Kingdom2,173 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amphitheatre
    While on a day out visiting Taragona we came across the amphitheatre, as we walked ro the entrance we were surprised to find it fee entry, we are not sure if this is the case everyday but for us it was. Its very historical to look around with lots of interesting information available. You don't spend too long here but its a freak place to look around especially as you can see where the church was built within the ruins. Toilts are available here if needed.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • The Jaegermeister
    Gateshead, United Kingdom71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A true Roman antiquity
    A must see for anyone visiting Tarragona. You can walk around most of the amphitheatre which is supplemented with excellent information boards a sketches of the ages. P. S. Entrance is free on a Saturday - although donations for it's upkeep are welcomed.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 22, 2023
  • David B
    El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman Amphitheatre
    Interesting amphitheatre located by the sea in a park. the visit would have benefitted from more information and some areas were roped off, but this monument is worth a visit. You can buy a combination ticket which includes several Roman sites in Tarragona and the baroque Casa Canals.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2024
  • betterthanwork
    Nottingham, United Kingdom1,506 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman History
    This was our first attraction that we headed for in Tarragona and purchased the combined ticket which allows entry to multiple Roman remains. €15 reduces to half price for age 65 and over which is excellent value. Unfortunately the walkway around the upper area was closed off when we visited.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
  • HT01
    Lightwater, United Kingdom172 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful amphitheatre and setting
    Beautifully preserved amphitheatre in an equally beautiful setting. Its also interesting seeing the development of the location over 2000 years. A lot of steps and uneven in places. There could be a lot more audio visual.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2024
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MidlandsTraveller
Leicester, UK686 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I can see why this is the most visited site in Tarragona. Interesting ruins and a good audio guide.
There is something special about the situation so close to the sea.
Ask about a ‘combination’ ticket if you are visiting other historical sites in Tarragona. I only found out about this later as it was not mentioned by the staff.
A new access is being constructed which looks as if it will give a spectacular approach to the amphitheater.
A good way to get a bird’s eye view of the site is to visit the rooftop bar of the nearby Imperial Tarraco hotel.
Written February 11, 2023
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permia
Ireland62,173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Close to the train station and lovely by the sea it’s a marvellous legacy from almost two millennia ago.

Constructed in the 2nd century CE to stage gladiatorial spectacles it is outstanding in its preservation. Great sweeps of stone seating rows are to be seen, but they are cordoned off so not possible to enter and actually experience sitting on them.

At its apogee it could seat about 14000 spectators for the bloody spectacles and games.

In the 3rd century it became Christianised and a seminal event happened within the arena in 259 when Bishop Fructuosus and his Deacons were martyred by burning at the stake.

Cemeteries from the Visigoth and medieval eras are outlined. Also some walls of a 6th century Basilica are great to see. Later a Romanesque church was placed here in the 12th century.

So it has had a long and varied storied history.
Written March 4, 2023
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keefnjojo
Plymouth, UK2,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
While on a day out visiting Taragona we came across the amphitheatre, as we walked ro the entrance we were surprised to find it fee entry, we are not sure if this is the case everyday but for us it was.

Its very historical to look around with lots of interesting information available. You don't spend too long here but its a freak place to look around especially as you can see where the church was built within the ruins.

Toilts are available here if needed.
Written July 9, 2023
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meinirann
Carmarthen, UK3,456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I visited last month as part of a guided tour. Is not too badly preserved at all. OK, so there may be amphitheaters that are better preserved, but there are plenty that are nowhere near as well preserved as this one. It’s in a beautiful spot, too. I visited as part of a guided tour and enjoyed learning about the history. If you can, I’d certainly recommend doing a guided tour so that you can get the information rather than just explore it yourself.
Written May 8, 2023
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The Jaegermeister
Gateshead, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A must see for anyone visiting Tarragona. You can walk around most of the amphitheatre which is supplemented with excellent information boards a sketches of the ages.

P. S. Entrance is free on a Saturday - although donations for it's upkeep are welcomed.
Written August 22, 2023
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Interesting amphitheatre located by the sea in a park. the visit would have benefitted from more information and some areas were roped off, but this monument is worth a visit. You can buy a combination ticket which includes several Roman sites in Tarragona and the baroque Casa Canals.
Written April 20, 2024
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HippoSlippers
Barcelona, Spain83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
This is a really cool site, and it's great to get to see it for free right now. The views are spectaculr and it's interesting seeing the church juxtaposed with the roman amphitheater. If you are visiting Barcelona and don't expect to visit Rome but enjoy that era of history, I would highly recommend this site and Tarragona generally.
Written September 27, 2020
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jacksmu
Wigan, UK165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Lots of information on boards outside in English, and views of ruins were good. We went to go inside but were told they don't accept cash only cards. We hadn't take ours so we're disappointed we couldn't go in. Think they need to re think this as there were 5 adults and how much they lost in money. Lots of people only use cash need to change this . I even went on website but wouldn't let me get tickets .
Written September 4, 2022
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Dale6284
Calgary, Canada368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
On our recent trip to Barcelona we made a day trip to Tarragona to walk the ancient Roman ruins there. It was an absolutely wonderful journey back in time. The ruins are very, very old and well preserved and nicely set up for walking. The site is also right on the Mediterranean Sea so the views are stunning. An excellent day trip!
Written August 29, 2022
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owlbeonholiday
Worcester, UK1,148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Loved the history of this place. It is quite well preserved given the age. Looks more impressive from above than when you get inside it on the ground level. There's actually no point paying to get in unless you are really interested in the history as you can get really good photos from outside the entrance. It also has a really steep staircase to get in and out. It is only €3.30 to get in however so probably a good idea to support them.
Written September 13, 2022
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