Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona
Placa de la Seu. Tarragona | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, Tarragona, Spain
描述： The cathedral is dedicated to St Thecla and is erected at the top of the...
The cathedral is dedicated to St Thecla and is erected at the top of the acropolis or hill of the ancient city. Its construction began in the year 1171 and it was consecrated on 4 July 1331. Its foundations and later architectural development are located on the remains of an ancient Roman construction begun in the second quarter of the 1st century bc. and completed at the beginning of the Vespasian Empire (69-79 AD). The Cathedral is gothic in style. Its floor plan is in the form of a Latin cross, with three naves each with their own apses and transept. The head is of Romanesque tradition with half-point arches supporting the extension of the stone wall and pilasters following the new constructive techniques of the Gothic movement.
A beautiful church with a wonderful example of the flat, relatively sober, Catalan facade, beautifully framed by the street leading up to it. The interior is also perfectly proportioned. In the sun the whole structure was a gorgeous color. There is also a fine cloister. The best church we saw in Catalonia and far better than any of those in...
Didn't expect this lovely cathedral when we planned to stop at tarragon a for lunch on our way to barcelona ....what a surprise...lovely big cathedral with gorgeous stained glass...great religious figures and artefacts...really nice place to visit...you can get an audio guide but unfortunately we didn't have the time...definately the next time