Tortosa Cathedral

Discover the gothic cathedral of Tortosa, consecrated to Santa Maria. Visit the Seo of Tortosa
The cathedral seen from the castle. Photography: Hans Hillewaert
The Basilica of Santa Maria is located in the old center of the city of Tortosa, on the banks of the river Ebro. The cathedral is considered a remarkable work of the Catalan Gothic thanks to the elegant and refined stylistic unity. It has a basilical ground plan, with three naves without crossing, separated by great pillars and covered with rib vault. One of the most singular elements of the building is the head, formed by a semicircular apse surrounded by a double ambulatory with communicated chapels, a unique case in Catalonia.
The location of the cathedral was successively occupied by a Roman forum, a Visigothic church, a mosque and a Romanesque cathedral. The construction of the present Gothic cathedral it started in the year 1347 beginning with the apse, continuing slowly until the 18th century. The previous Romanesque cathedral was demolished as the new works were realized.
Highlights
The Gothic altarpiece of Santa Maria de la Estrella, made in 1351, which presides over the high altar. It is a wonderful polyptic ensemble built in polychrome and golden wood that relate the life of Jesus and Virgin Mary.
The chapels, located between the buttresses. Particularly noteworthy are is the baroque chapel dedicated to the Virgen de la Cinta, patron saint of the city.
The main facade, baroque style, unfinished. It is structured in five vertical parts separated by large pilasters with compound capitals.
The cloister (12th - 14th centuries), trapezoidal-shaped, with covered galleries formed by thin ogival arches supported on columns. Here the city council of the city held meetings in the Middle Ages.
The Olivera Door, baroque (18th century), allows access to the cathedral through the cloister.
The Gothic Stained Glass.
The permanent exhibition, located in the halls of the Canonical. It exhibits about 200 pieces of religious art coming from the cathedral treasury.
Contact
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Contact
Address: 5 Porta de Palau Street - Tortosa (Tarragona) 43500
Tel.: +34 977 446 110
Timetable
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Timetable
Winter season (October 15 - April)
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 7pm
Sundays and public holidays: 11am to 2pm
Summer season ((May - October 14)
From Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 6.30pm
Sundays and public holidays: 11am to 2pm
Closed: Mondays not public holidays, January 1, the first Sunday in September, 25 and 26 December.
Prices
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Prices
General admission: 4 €
Reduced admission (retirees, people between 10 and 18 years old): 3 €
Groups with a minimum of 20 people: 2.50 € / person
Children under 10 years of age: Free admission
Public transport
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Public transport
Bus. Line L3 of urban buses.
Location
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Location
GPS: 40°48'51.6"N 0°31'19.2"E / 40.814337, 0.521995
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