Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona

Construction on Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona began in 1171, and over the centuries it developed into a massive and massively impressive piece of architecture. The best way to see it is on the full tour, which also takes you up the bell tower for views over the city, then to the remains of the Roman wall that once stood here and into the Diocesan museum. Highlights include the facade, which is adorned with carvings of saints and prophets, the triple arcade and series of arches that border the peaceful, park-like cloister, and the medieval Christian art and Moorish artifacts in the museum. The cathedral offers audio guides to rent for your visit. Our Tarragona trip itinerary planner makes visiting Tarragona and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We went for the Cathedral itself because the building is cool and it's great to see historic buildings. It wasn't a lot of people so we could walk around slowly and take in all the sights. The...  more »
  • It was nice to visit here on a Sunday and see the beautiful old architecture and stone walls, there was also a nice flea market outside the cathedral which was special, we would recommend.  more »
  • Visited after lunch, what a wonderful place, tranquil and interesting. Fascinating to think how many other people over the centuries must have said the same.  more »
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