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Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona
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Complete Guided Tour of Tarragona Cathedral, The Cloister and The Diocesan...
Ranked #2 of 92 things to do in Tarragona
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Madrid, Spain
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Who would have thought in a city faraway like Tarragona, there would be so much riches and architectural beauty? We were pleasantly surprised and we were glad we decided not to skip it.

Visited September 2012
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“Saw too many great cathedrals in Spain....”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

After all the great cathedrals we saw in Spain, this one seems a disappointment, although still interesting. The small museum was better than expected.

Visited August 2012
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“Peaceful and beautiful - a real gem”
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Was staying in Sitges and made the trip to Tarragona and stumbled across the Cathedral. Absolutely beautiful and very peaceful. Well worth a visit.

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“stunning”
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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Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Beautiful cathedral”
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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