Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona

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#2 of 21 in Historic Sites in Costa Dorada
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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  • August 20, 2017
    Unfortunately this Cathedral he conveyed no emotion. I found it very "cold" ... nothing special! Noteworthy instead the cloister that brings peace and serenity, good location, good price (5euros without audio guide) I consider excessive.
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  • August 20, 2017
    A beautiful Cathedral after all, offers besides the religious part of the exhibits of objects and locations of Roman and Visigothic
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  • August 20, 2017
    The entrance to the Cathedral is charged, 5 euros. Cathedral impressed with its size and variety of places to explore. A lovely three hours, hiding from the heat in the cool of the Cathedral premises.
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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

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