Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • a bug church with some interesting things in it to look at. Quite central in Tarragona. Small shop on site.  more »
  • Went to visit on a sunday and it was closed. Never came across this in a Catholic Church before. Check opening hours before you go to avoid dissapointment.  more »
  • The church has an amazing entrance with matching old water fountains at th he base of the steps leading up to the church. It looks a magnificent building but due to lack of time we were unable to go i...  more »
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  • Fabulous building loads to see great value. Not to be missed
  • Great architecture and very historical
  • 3stars only because you have to pay for entry.
  • Superb place. Very impressive
  • 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