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Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Tarragona

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The site of gladiator battles, wild animal hunts, and executions, Anfiteatro de Tarragona gives you a feel for the history of the Roman empire in Catalonia as of the second century CE. Once able to accommodate up to 15,000 spectators, this amphitheater was later home to a church and a prison. Consider the ticket allowing entrance to five different sites, including this one. If time is short, you can walk the perimeter for free. To visit Anfiteatro de Tarragona and other attractions in Tarragona, use our Tarragona tour planner.
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  • The best way to see the Tarragona ampitheatre in perspective is from the top of the balcony of the Mediterranean and the Paseo de las Palmeras. It has about 130 m by 100 m measures and adopts an elliptical shape. It had a capacity for about 15,000 people. Is is of a building built in the time Roman very near the sea, after the wall of the city. It is identified as heritage. It was built at the end of the second century AD, in a space that had been a burial area. It is positioned on a steep slope, taking advantage of the rock to cut part of the stands. In the amphitheatre were fight of gladiators or with animals, hunting, athletic exhibitions and massacres of Christians. Under the arena where the show was held, were some forklifts that lifted the cages with wild beasts and Gladiators.
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  • On a sunny day in Tarragona we have seen also the worthiness of this blessing. Great views. It remains a beautiful reminder.
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  • It is nice, with good views and allow access to all parts of the amphitheatre, recommended the truth!
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  • Si vens a Tarragona l'has de visitar. If you visit Tarragona you have to go.
  • Stunning piece of art! Aside from a civil war, Spain has not been a war zone (unlike other European countries). As a result, Spain houses some of the best, well preserved ancient architecture.
  • This will force you to stop and think of the Romans in Spain. You will have no choice but to get a book or listen to a podcast and learn about how modern Spain came to exist...
  • It's nice to visit, but only if you are willing to buy the ticket combined for all roman attractions. The single ticket dont worth it.
  • Beautiful place, worth the visit. Not much left of the original amphitheater but it's so inexpensive you can't complain. Beautiful views.