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. Use a fun app to explore the city on foot and get points for solving different types of tasks.  Make use of 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 at the city's top sights. Look for answers hidden in places like signs and pictures. Expect exciting photo tasks that require a lot of creativity. If you master the snapshots, you will be rewarded with points. Reach amazing places like the Cathedral of Tarragona, the Roman Walls and Circus of Tarraco, Sedassos Square, and the Mediterranean Balcony. 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. 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, but you can pause and resume the game whenever you wish. 

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.

Tarragona:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

4. Tarragona:Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Audio Tour

Get to know Tarragona at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Tarragona most important attractions on foot. In the history-filled city of Tarragona you will first visit the beautiful Monument als Castellers. Then the unique Font del Centenari and then the irreplaceable Mercat De Tarragona. This wonderful route continues to the Rambla Nova. As a fifth stop you will find the Balcó del Mediterrani. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Amfiteatre de Tarragona. Of course, the Circ Romà could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Tarragona City Hall. The penultimate destination is the enviable Placa dels Sedassos. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Cathedral Terragona.

From Barcelona: Private Half-Day Tarragona Tour with Pickup

5. 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.

Tarragona : City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

6. Tarragona : City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. In the history-filled city of Terragona you will first visit the beautiful Monument als Castellers. Then the unique Font del Centenari and then the irreplaceable Mercat De Tarragona. This wonderful route continues to the Rambla Nova. As a fifth stop you will find the Balcó del Mediterrani. As you continue your walk through the city you will find the interesting Amfiteatre de Tarragona. Of course, the Circ Romà could not be missing from this tour. In addition, you will also admire the Tarragona City Hall. The penultimate destination is the enviable Placa dels Sedassos. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour could not be other than the Cathedral Terragona.

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What people are saying about Cathedral of Tarragona

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 62 reviews

This was an amazing activity in the city ! We learned so many information , we wander around the city on purpose an at our own pace, solving nice puzzles and answering questions related to the attractions. We definitely going to use this app for other cities. Highly recommended !

A different and very fun experience. He has taken us to the essential places and we have learned many things. The app is easy to follow, understand and use. We want to do it in other cities!

Our host was very knowgeable about the history of the reason and was very passionate about it. I didn't expect to go to so many places and to get entrance to a roman circus!

Superb visit! The guide spoke in Spanish but we understood very well.

An exceptional guide who made this visit exciting. I highly recommend