Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona
(4.4/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. See Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona and all Tarragona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tarragona trip itinerary maker.
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  • Has come up twice, on the first day interrupted examination closing! Very beautiful place, suddenly warm, rich in artistic and symbolic. (Though I'm not Christian) Child imagination was also seduced by the fabulous views of the Cathedral. Wonderful courtyard patio with the gallery. Feeling friendly, without fear and inconvenience that interfere in someone else's shrine. In the premises of the Cathedral there is a small Museum of art and relig also few Roman artifacts, because the Cathedral was built (as usual) on the site of a pagan sanctuary.
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  • Surrounded by the streets of the old town, stands the Cathedral, although it is great about not seen well. It is worth to enter is full of surprises, from a magnificent cloister, to remains of paintings around the altar.
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  • Both inside and outside, the basilica is stop mandatory. Also take a walk and look at it at night is worth.
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  • Muy bien cuidada
  • Superb place. Very impressive
  • A wonderfully preserved piece of history!
  • A wonderful history is told through these walls. The cathedral was built for so long that it mixes several styles, and while it's a bit of a mess, I like it
  • "L'ou com balla (literally as a dancing egg) is a tradition whose peninsular origin is located in the city of Barcelona and takes place the day of Corpus. Its origins or its symbols are not exactly determined, but he is believed to held from 1637 and is to make dance an egg on the suppliers of the sources located in cloisters, courtyards or gardens. It visually represents the Eucharist on the day of the Corpus. Egg white as the sacred way, rises on the flowers of the supplier. And in a second interpretation represents the ad by the fullness of spring, the egg represents fertility, life that is reborn. Whole an empty egg shell, is placed in the spout of a source so that it rotates without falling off. The sources are decorated with flowers and fruits. It is a beautiful tradition of the day of Corpus, and is seen in many towns and villages in Catalonia L´ou com balla of the cloister of the Cathedral of Tarragona, on the day of Corpus
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