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Cathedral of Tarragona

Cathedral of Tarragona: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

1. Tarragona: Roman Heritage Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy a tour of the main Roman monuments of Tarragona with an official city guide. First you will be introduced to the Roman history of the region next to the city walls, which are the oldest Roman walls outside Italy. Learn why they chose this hill next to the Mediterranean as the gateway to Rome for the whole peninsula. Visit the historic center of Tarragona, where Roman monuments are intertwined with today's houses, streets and squares. With the help of the large city model, the guide will describe how the city used to look, and explain the functions of its buildings. Finally, after watching an audiovisual exhibit with 3D images you will head to the Amphitheater, located by the sea. Learn about the gladiator fights and beast hunting that took place here in ancient times, and review the amazing history of the stadium to this day.

Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

2. Tarragona: Scavenger Hunt and City Sights Self-Guided Tour

Get to know Tarragona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour. You'll explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks: Find sights: You will use hints to find the best sights and hidden gems throughout the city. The map function in the app will help you get there. Solve questions: Once you’ve arrived at the place you’re looking for, you’ll be asked questions about the sight. Most of the time, the answers are hidden in signs, pictures, etc. A great and fun way to learn new things about the city. Have fun: During the adventure you can also expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Along the way, you’ll reach amazing places like the “Cathedral of Tarragona”, “Roman Walls and Circus of Tarraco”, “Sedassos Square”, “Mediterranean Balcony” and many more! After you book the game, you’ll get a game code via email with instructions on how to play. Head to the “Archaeological Walk” and use the code to unlock the game in the app. The tour ends at the “Mediterranean Balcony”. The experience is not limited in time. You can explore the city at your own pace and take breaks. Just download the Explorial-App, go to the starting point, and you’re ready to start with the game. The tour lasts on average about 1-2 hours.

Tarragona: Cathedral Entry Ticket

3. Tarragona: Cathedral Entry Ticket

Discover one of the oldest cathedrals in Spain with a visit to the spectacular Tarragona Cathedral. Built during the 12th and 13th centuries on the site of an old Roman temple, Tarragona Cathedral will take you through more than 2,000 years of art. The unfinished main façade is both Gothic and Romanesque in design, and inside there are dozens of chapels of sacred art. See beautiful works by Pere Johan, Pere Blai, Lluís Borrassà, and many others.  Your ticket gives you full access to all of the Cathedral's different rooms, allowing you to discover the magnificent fusion of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. You’ll also be able to access the Chapel of Saint Thecla, an 18th-century mausoleum that is said to contain a relic of a saint's arm.

From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

4. From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

Travel back to the age of Imperial Rome and visit the ancient capital of Hispania Citerior, dating back 2,000 years. Experience Tarragona from the Roman era through medieval times to the present day. Your expert guide will pick you up via private transport and will assist you on this half-day journey back in time when gladiators, centurions, and emperors wrote the mythical and bloody history of the Roman Empire. Tarragona is located 100 kilometers south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada, an area boasting sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. The city is home to one of most important and best-preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain, and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. Once you arrive in Tarragona, you will be taken on a walking tour to see the many preserved remains of this civilization, and your guide will provide background commentary. See the ancient walls surrounding the city and discover one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden beneath structures dating from the 19th century. You’ll see traces of the ancient Roman Forum, mixed in with the medieval and the modern face of Tarragona. Take in the ruins of the amphitheater, dating from the second century, and located on the shore of the Mediterranean, where bloody battles between gladiators were held. Tarraco was an important site due to its privileged location on the sea. Your tour ends at the terrace known as the Balcony of the Mediterranean, where you can enjoy stunning views of the beach and the ocean, the eternal backdrop of this town steeped in history.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Tarragona

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

The start point is no inside the museum as the map indicates. It’s just outside though. We loved this, you will not just stumble across all these amazing sites without guidance. The historic part of the city, where this is located is absolutely stunning! You only cover a small part of the city which is fab, within minutes you’re at the next point of interest! Stop for tapas in one of the squares! Fabulous! Would highly recommend. Best money I’ve ever spent!

The tour was very informative and interesting. Our guide was really capable and charming. She ( name started with an “A”) knew her stuff and made the tour very accessible.

The best guide I have ever had, with his passion for telling the story on paper in such a way that he made me live in Roman Tarragona.

Pleasant explanations, easy to understand and locate, full of anecdotes and documentation! Very attentive to all!

Gemma a great guide, friendly, entertaining and who answers any questions.