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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

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Impressive

When walking thru those narrow streets and suddenly there are stairs up to a church portal, the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
otmarwbaertl
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Wonderfully preserved cathedral

On entering we were greeted with a very stark and clean centre aisle with some incredibly ornate... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MarcusHurley
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

When walking thru those narrow streets and suddenly there are stairs up to a church portal, the cathedral looks kind of small from the outside since squeezed into the quarter but once inside huge and impressive, very well taken care of and the museum actually...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 5 days ago

On entering we were greeted with a very stark and clean centre aisle with some incredibly ornate and decorated side chapels. It's a shame the tower is closed for safety reasons as it would have been nice to get the views from the top. Lots...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an impressive ensemble of a church with extras that, all of which can, against modest payment, be viewed.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank vughtenaar
Reviewed February 16, 2019

This is a really wonderful cathedral: venerable, highly atmospheric,architecturally of the highest quality, with an august and austere Romanesque/early Gothic body and lots of fine chapels (13th-18th C). There's also a gorgeous cloister with fountains and orange trees. Marvellous furnishings all over the interior. This...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Carregcennen
Reviewed December 17, 2018

The Cathedral itself and the whole area is a must do for any visitor to Tarragona. There is a variety of different styles and influences with Roman remains prominent on the approach to the cathedral. There is a scattering of shops,bars and shops. The construction...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Only saw the outside, but it’s very cool and you can sit and have a drink right outside. The setting is awesome, with all the right, windy streets of the old town around it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The best parts of the cathedral are from the outside and coming up the steps from the main city. There is an entrance fee of €5. Unless you are a big history buff, it is ok to skip. There is a nice garden with various...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Despite the joke"seen one Cathedral seen them all" this is worth an hour of your time, more if you take the audio tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kenshare
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Unfortunately there did not appear to be an English language version of the guide book available to purchase when we visited, but if you have time buy the version in Catalan and Spanish and do your best to prepare yourself for a second visit, because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flj3
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

We were in valls for business and decided to drive to Tarragona. We stumbled into this church which is the main cathedral in the city. It was amazing and there was an amazing mass there when we visited. Very nice from the Roman time. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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