Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Tarragona

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. Our Tarragona trip itinerary planner makes visiting Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona and other Tarragona attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • From the outside, the Catedral Basilica looks grand and stately. Once inside, the sheer cavernous size is overwhelming. For 5 euros entrance fee I received a map with an easy to follow route which...  more »
  • We went for the Cathedral itself because the building is cool and it's great to see historic buildings. It wasn't a lot of people so we could walk around slowly and take in all the sights. The...  more »
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