Tarragona Cathedral

 Visit the Cathedral Metropolitan Basilica and Primada de Santa Tecla, the largest church in Tarragona.
General view. Author: Cristian Atudoroae (Catalonia Photos)
The First and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Spains, dedicated to Santa Tecla, rises in the highest area of Tarragona, on a site formerly occupied by a Roman temple, a Visigothic church and an Arab mosque. The construction started in the last quarter of the 12th century and finished in the 14th century, resulting in a work in transition from Romanesque to early Gothic.
The cathedral has a Latin cross basilical ground plan with three naves covered with ribbed vaults, three circular apses, transept and octagonal dome. The central nave is 104 meters long by 16 meters wide and 26 meters high.
The cathedral can be visited by making a Cultural Visit that includes the Cathedral, the Cloister, the Treasury and the Diocesan Museum, or by the Complete Guided Tour. This includes a guided visit to the Cathedral, the Cloister, the Treasury, the remains of Roman walls, the Diocesan Museum, and also the belfry.
Highlights
The majestic main façade, with a large Gothic central doorway made up of pointed archivolts and two small Romanesque side doors with semicircular arches. The large Gothic rose window that presides the facade has a diameter of 10.50 meters.
The main altarpiece, realized in polychrome alabaster, work of Pere Johan (15th century). Considered as one of the jewels of Catalan Gothic sculpture.
The white marble sarcophagus of the archbishop Joan d'Aragó, located on the high altar.
The chapel of Santa Maria de las Sastres, from the 14th century.
The chapel of Sant Miquel.
The Romanesque cloister with Gothic elements, square plan. It has four galleries with large arcades pointed out over twin columns, very decorated.
The magnificent Gothic stained glass windows.
The Gothic style belfry (12th - 14th centuries), with a height of 70 m.
The Diocesan Museum of Tarragona, with collections of religious art.
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Contact
Address: Pla de la Seu Square - Tarragona 43003
Tel.: +34 977 226 935
Fax: +34 977 226 935
Email: catedraltarragona@dna.es
Website: www.catedraldetarragona.com
Timetable
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Timetable
Cultural visit
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (November 2 - March 12)
10am to 7pm (March 14 - June 11 and September 12 - October 31)
10am to 8pm (June 13 to September 11)
Saturday
10am to 8pm (June 13 to September 11)
10am to 7pm (the rest of the year)
Sunday
3pm - 8pm (June 13 to September 11)
Closed the rest of the year
Public holidays: Closed
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Prices
Cultural visit
Adults: 5 €
Over 65: 4 €
Children from 7 to 16 years: 3 €
Under 7 years, unemployed, disabled people: Free admission
Groups of more than 20 people: 4 € / person
Guide for groups of more than 20 people: 4 € / person
Audioguide rental: 2 €

Complete Guided Tour (1h30m )
Adults: 15 €
Over 65 and Children from 7 to 16 years old: 10 €
Public transport
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Public transport
Bus. 6, 8, 11, 21 and 22 lines of urban buses.
Location
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Location
GPS: 41°07'07.5"N 1°15'28.1"E / 41.118745, 1.257812
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