Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Tarragona

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#1 of 21 in Historic Sites in Costa Dorada
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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  • August 20, 2017
    What's especially nice about this amphiteatre is it's location right by the sea. It hosted a Pagan temple, a Roman Christian church, then a Visigoth Christian church and then another medieval church, ...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Always visiting Tarragona stop at l Roman amphitheatre. Disappointment because the visits were closed. Not d explanations. We even did the ca jewel tower which is located in a beautiful place with Mediterranean back plan
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  • August 19, 2017
    This is a small site with little interpretation of what exists at the site and apart from staff at the ticket office there were no other staff. The ticket office was cash only! Possibly the only place...  more »
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  • Wonderful history with great view of the sea. Worth the entry fee. Be prepared if arriving on a weekday when the weather turns nice to see LOTS of school tours!
  • Excellently restored Roman ruins, visitors are able to go down into the Amphitheatre. Great cafes nearby with lovely ocean views.
  • Was raining when visiting however it is quite nice that you can see the entire amfiteatre for free from the nearby park.
  • Something out of the movies. You can pay to have a closer look, but its spectacular from the outside already. The park around it has free entrance. When you walk downwards to the beach the curved street, you have the best overall look onto the arena. In summer there are many events to attend, even with reenactment of gladiators fighting.
  • The Romans knew where to put amphitheaters. Sea views and history. Fabulous.

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