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Was once the temple of augustus

Tarragona Cathedral was built in 1171, during the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. It lies on the ruins of a mosque, a Visigoth Cathedral and what was once the Temple of Augustus dedicated to a Roman imperial cult. The style corresponds to the period of transition between Romanesque and Gothic.

The main facade has three doors, which correspond to the three halls of the church. The central and principal door is Gothic while the sides doors are Romanesque. Outside, there are statues of apostles and prophets adorning the façade. The mullion door bears the image of the Virgin and it’s a joy to watching the color of the stone change with the sunlight.

The Diocesan Museum of Tarragona was placed inside in 1911 and has a collection of about six thousand pieces, of which about three hundred and fifty are currently on display. There is also a 15th-century altarpiece, the Tomb of the Archbishop located on the main altar, and the Chapel of St. Mary from the 14th century (though I can’t comment on this, because it was closed when I went). I’ll definitely be back so I’ll tell you next time!
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Transition from romanesque to gothic

This is a cathedral that dates back to 1184 and it is on the remains of an ancient Christian basilica that, in turn, occupied the site of a previous Arab mosque. It has a Latin cross layout with three halls and an ornate transept on which stands an octagonal dome. In the main facade there are two Romanesque doors from the XII century which show rosettes. The door has an image of the Virgin and Child. Inside, there's a 15th century altarpiece.
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La bella incomplete

It is curious that the havoc that caused the Plague of 1348 were not only in the human genus, but on scope, many monuments and churches left unfinished due to lack of manpower and money. Already we've seen throughout our tour of Catalonia, with pequeos and large temples that were unfinished and that even the passage of centuries has made the final appearance had its architects imagined. The case of the Cathedral of Tarragona is different, because what tena to be an impressive portico, a magnificent facade, stayed with us in a beautiful Gothic building less monumental than their mainland but equally beautiful sisters. What she falt build what gan on stage, because to start is at the bottom of a staircase that gives a great visual impact. If we walk inside, we see numerous works of art, some unrepeatable, as romnicos reliefs depicting the life of Santa Tecla, the sarcophagus of Joan d'Arag and altarpiece of exquisite detail and invoice. But perhaps the jewel in ms value is its cloister, spacious and elegant with delicate carved capitals and a pair of chapels of great architectural and spiritual value.

La bella incompleta

Es curioso observar que los estragos que causó la Peste de 1348 no fueron sólo en el género humano, sino que por alcance, multitud de monumentos e iglesias quedaron sin acabar a causa de la falta de mano de obra y dinero. Ya lo hemos ido viendo a lo largo de nuestro recorrido por Cataluña, con pequeños y grandes templos que quedaron inconclusos y que ni siquiera el paso de los siglos ha conseguido que tuvieran el aspecto final que sus arquitectos imaginaron.

El caso de la Catedral de Tarragona es diferente, porque lo que tenía que ser un impresionante pórtico, una fachada magnífica, quedó en un precioso edificio gótico menos monumental que sus hermanas peninsulares pero igual de hermoso.
Lo que le faltó por construir lo ganó en escenario, ya que para empezar se encuentra al final de una escalinata que le da un gran impacto visual.

Si damos un paseo por el interior, vemos numerosas obras de arte, algunas irrepetibles, como los bajorrelieves románicos que representan la vida de Santa Tecla, el sarcófago de Joan d'Aragó y un retablo mayor de exquisito detalle y factura. Pero quizá la joya de más valor sea su claustro, espacioso y elegante, con delicados capiteles tallados y un par de capillas de gran valor arquitectónico y espiritual.
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Spectacular cloister

The Cathedral of Tarragona is early Gothic style, and is situated on the highest part of the city. It has a Latin cross with three naves and has several chapels on the sides. Highlights include a choir fact, oak and the board of major proportions, dating from the XVI century. But undoubtedly, the jewel in the crown is its cloister. It was built in the second half of the thirteenth century, and features a great decoration in both capitals, imposts, bases, friezes and vaults. It is a haven of peace in the center of Tarragona. The whole cathedral was declared a National Monument in 1905. Entry to the cathedral costs 5 euros if you go it alone, and 15 tour. Children and unemployed are free. Incidentally, the Good Friday Cathedral opens its doors to the public for free.

Espectacular claustro

La Catedral de Tarragona es de estilo gótico temprano, y está situada en la parte más alta de la ciudad. Tiene planta de cruz latina con 3 naves y cuenta con varias capillas a los lados. Destacan su coro, hecho de ,madera de roble y su órgano de grandes proporciones, datado del siglo XVI. Pero sin duda, la joya de la corona es su claustro. Fue construido en la segunda mitad del siglo XIII, y cuenta con una gran decoración, tanto en capiteles, impostas, bases, frisos y bóvedas. Se trata de un remanso de paz en el mismo centro de Tarragona. Todo el conjunto de la catedral fue declarado Monumento Nacional en 1905.

La entrada a la catedral cuesta 5 euros si vas por libre, y 15 en visita guiada. Los niños y parados entran gratis. Por cierto, que el día de Viernes Santo la Catedral abre sus puertas al público de forma gratuita.
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Early gothic style.

In the beginning was Roman temple dedicated to Augustus, after visigtica cathedral and mosque rabe. Ms is located in the upper area of ​​the city. The windows of the cathedral are a magnificent example of gtica little. The sillera magnificent choir is made of oak and the organ was made in the second half of the sixteenth century.

De estilo gótico temprano.

En sus inicios fue templo romano dedicado a Augusto, después catedral visigótica y mezquita árabe. Está situada en la zona más alta de la ciudad. Los vitrales de la catedral son un magnífico ejemplo de la época gótica.

La magnífica sillería del coro está realizada en roble y el órgano fue realizado en la segunda mitad del siglo XVI.
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Santa maria

The most representative symbol of the medieval period, the cathedral stands in the historic heart of the city. The largest church in Catalonia with its 104m high is a mixture of Gothic and Romanesque since it was built over three centuries, from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. An impressive square faceplate and a round tower at the back, a huge cloister and a magnificent altarpiece, the cathedral is a must to visit. The sculptures on the whole, the tomb of an archbishop and the chapel of Santa Maria are all gems in a rather gothic Roman together a marvel.

Santa maria

Symbole le plus représentatif de la période médiévale, la cathédrale se dresse dans le cœur historique de la ville. L’église la plus grande de Catalogne avec ses 104m de haut est un mélange de style gothique et roman puisqu’elle a été construite sur trois siècles, du XIIème au XVème siècle. Une facade carrée imposante et une tour ronde à l’arrière, un cloitre immense et un retable magnifique, la cathédrale est à visiter absolument. Les sculptures dans leur ensemble, le tombeau d’un archevêque et la chapelle Santa Maria sont autant de joyaux gothiques dans un ensemble plutôt romain, une merveille.
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Beautiful cathedral which has a facad...

Beautiful cathedral which has a facade in the style Romanesque and Gothic portals what is special about this church, but we do not particularly noticeable when one does not know is that the top of the facade is not finished in party because of the crisis was the plague of 1348. The monument is a historical city of Tarragona from 1905.La occupied an important place in the history of the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula by the Romans. Roman presence is still visible by the number and scope of the remains of this period, which range from the highest of the city to the sea Tarragona part was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO .

Jolie cathédrale qui a une façade dans le genre romane et un portails gothique ce qui est particulier sur cette cathédrale mais qu'on ne remarque pas particulièrement quand on ne sais pas
c'est que le haut de la façades n'est en fête pas fini a cause de la crise du a la peste de 1348.

Le monument est classé historique depuis 1905.La ville de tarragone occupa une place importante dans l’histoire de la conquête de la péninsule Ibérique par les Romains.
Présence Romaine encore visible par le nombre et l'envergure des vestiges de cette époque, qui s'étendent de la partie la plus élevée de la ville jusqu'à la mer.

Tarragone a été déclarée Patrimoine Mondial de l'Humanité par l'UNESCO.
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A quiet square

The Cathedral of Santa Maria is, apparently, one of the best kept secrets of the city: not because they see it because it is being renovated and, in addition to being closed to the public now, the front a few years ago, I am told , was more blackened. And suddenly, it looks so blanquita that looks much more. To me what I liked was the square, with two or three bars for a drink, day or night, in a great setting: so beautiful and so calm and relaxed you are. To see what Spanish city can take a reed in the cathedral square without being surrounded by tourists: to brag about it, really.

Una plaza tranquila

La catedral de Santa María es, al parecer, uno de los secretos mejor guardados de la ciudad: no porque no se vea sino porque está siendo renovada y, además de estar ahora mismo cerrada al público, la fachada hace unos años, según me cuentan, estaba más ennegrecida. Y, de repente, se ve tan blanquita que luce mucho más.

A mí lo que me gustó fue la plaza, con dos o tres bares para tomar algo, de día o de noche, en un entorno genial: por lo bonito y por lo tranquilo y relajado que está. A ver en qué ciudad española puedes tomar una caña en la plaza de la catedral sin estar rodeado de turistas: para presumir de ello, de verdad.
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Is certainly an imposing place, you do not expect hayar in a small city like tarragona

Is certainly an imposing place, you do not expect hayar in a small city like Tarragona. It is located in the upper area of ​​the historical center and is a definite must if you come to the old Tarraco.

Es ciertamente un lugar imponente, que no te esperas hayar en una pequeña ciudad como es tarragona

Es ciertamente un lugar imponente, que no te esperas hayar en una pequeña ciudad como es Tarragona. Se encuentra en la zona alta del centro histórico y es un sitio de obligada visita si vienes a la antigua Tarraco.
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A whole world to discover

I really wanted to visit the Cathedral of Tarragona, since I've lived here since I was in reconstruction. Finally opened this July, and I have marveled at how well it has been. Since its cloister, the altar, their windows. Some windows that make you love the cathedral and the city where it is located, Tarragona. I have some photos I did with all my heart.

Todo un mundo que descubrir

Tenía muchas ganas de visitar la Catedral de Tarragona, puesto que desde que vivo aquí estaba en obras de reconstrucción. Por fin este julio la han abierto y me he maravillado al ver lo bien que ha quedado. Desde su claustro, su altar mayor, sus vidrieras. Unas vidrieras que hacen que ames la catedral y la ciudad donde se sitúa, Tarragona. Os dejo unas fotos que hice con todo mi corazón.
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Walking up the main street in the cit...

Walking up the main street in the city center we find the cathedral, suddenly appears and rises majestically above the stairs that link it with the most festive of all the city square "Plaça de les cols" as we call popularly. The cathedral has been and is in remodeling and in his time could not be completed. You can also visit the inside Annexes episcopal buildings. I recommend closer to the holidays, the square was full of people to see human castles and cercavilas.

Subiendo por la calle mayor, en pleno centro histórico nos encontramos con la catedral, aparece de golpe y se alza majestuosa por encima de las escaleras que la unen con la plaza mas festiva de toda la ciudad "la plaça de les cols" como la llamamos popularmente. La catedral ha estado y esta en remodelacion y en su tiempo no se pudo terminar.
Se puede visitar su interior así como los edificios episcopales anexos.
Recomiendo acercarse en los días de fiesta, la plaza se llena de gente para ver los castillos humanos y las cercavilas.
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The cathedral is located in the city ...

The cathedral is located in the city of Tarragona in Catalonia Spanish. Construction of the cathedral began in 1171 santa maria, it has a Romanesque façade adorned with a Gothic portal sculpture. The top of the facade remains incomplete because of the crisis caused by the Great Plague of 1348. The interior unfolds around a nave and chapel. The Cathedral is a historic monument in 1905.

La cathédrale se trouve dans la ville de Tarragone en Catalogne Espagnol. La construction de la cathédrale santa maria commence en 1171, elle a une façade romane avec un portail gothique orné de sculpture. Le haut de la façade demeure incomplet à cause de la crise due à la grande peste de 1348. L'intérieur se déploie autour d'une grande nef et de la chapelle.
La cathédrale devient monument historique en 1905.
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A ride on segway

Fun activity stroll through the Upper Part and Tarragona Cathedral with a different vehicle. The Segway allows you to view the maximum points at half time and double the satisfaction. Enjoy this experience! # TGNexperience

Un paseo en segway

Divertida actividad de pasear por la Part Alta y la catedral de Tarragona con un vehículo diferente. El segway te permite ver el máximo de lugares con la mitad de tiempo y el doble de satisfacción. Disfruta de esta experiencia!!! #TGNexperience
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No doubt the roman tarraco is a magic...

No doubt the Roman Tarraco is a magical place where we can discover the parts of history that have made the Mediterranean peoples than they are today. Archaeology, culture, food and fun with Roman background!

Sin duda la Tárraco Romana es un lugar mágico en el que podemos descubrir los rincones de la historia que han hecho de los pueblos mediterráneos lo que son hoy día.
Arqueología, cultura, gastronomía y diversión con fondo romano!
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Tarragona beautiful. on our way, arri...

Tarragona beautiful. On our way, arriving at the cathedral in the Plaza de Las Coles Collas we doing the human castles that are exciting!

Tarragona preciosa. En nuestra ruta, llegando a la catedral, en la plaza de Las Coles nos encontramos a las collas haciendo los castillos humanos que son emocionantes!!
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Information about Santa María Cathedral

Santa María Cathedral Phone Number
977 238 685
977 238 685
Santa María Cathedral Address
Plaça Pla de la Seu
Plaça Pla de la Seu
Santa María Cathedral Website
www.catedraldetarragona.com
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