Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona
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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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  • Enter to the basilica is returns an experience with many sensations, the first is the spiritual since when enter you feel minimized before the Majesty of its interior. With a ship central where is situated the choir and the organ, surrounded of many chapels...
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  • Not is neither closely a cathedral important, or in your art or in its architecture. But it has much but much energy, feels the Iberian, Phoenician, Roman temple and Catholic emanating this magical enclave Typ: sit in solitude, and let the energy between you.
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  • If you do not take guided recommend you hire the audioguide (€2), the explanation is very complete. The cloister is lovely.
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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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