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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  • What a stunning cathedral this is, we were lucky enough to be here on Palm Sunday and enjoyed all the locals having the service and bringing things to lay at the cathedral. Entry is free, you can ligh...  more »
  • It's a very spectacular Cathedral. You could not highlight anything from it. It seems that this half. Old town in general is a perfect place to get lost in the.
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  • There is so much to see and do in Tarragona, places to walk, ancient architecture to see. And there are so many churches and cathedrals around the continent that one can enter for free. So, sorry, but...  more »
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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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