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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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  • It serves both to enjoy a lovely walk with beautiful views, to spend time and learn many things, as you'll walk through history.
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  • Precious to the shore of the sea. The entrance is worth $ 3.50, but not worth paying it, since you can see everything from the outside.
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  • It is one of those magical places that allow you to make a journey in time. As all the monuments of the era, has been object of expolio, Quarry, abandonment, weather... Among other problems, a Visigoth basilica, a medieval church with a necropolis and a Trinitarian convent have been built, on, then. All in the space of the amphitheatre, destroying part of it and using it as a quarry. This just left the ashlars of the main façade and part of the cavea. An intense work of restoration in the 1970s allows us to bring us closer to the reality of the amphitheatre at its time of splendor. In any case you can breathe history, feels life and humanity that has been there during Roman times and later, to the present day... An essential of Tarragona and absolutely amazing. If added to that view, it becomes a unique experience. There can be no more beautiful image to see dawn the Sun being born the Mediterranean cut against the majestic silhouette of the amphitheatre. An application of audio would like guide or even to view augmented reality 3D virtualization of the time Roman on the real image that we are watching.
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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.