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Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca Sights

Praetorium

  • Pl. del Rei Map It
  • Tarragona
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 03/12/2014

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This towering building was Augustus's town house, and is reputed to be the birthplace of Pontius Pilate. Its Gothic appearance is the result of extensive alterations in the Middle Ages, when it housed the kings of Catalonia and Aragón during their visits to Tarragona. The Praetorium is now the city's Museu d'Història (History Museum), with plans showing the evolution of the city. The museum's highlight is the Hippolytus Sarcophagus, which bears a bas-relief

depicting the legend of Hippolytus and Fraeda. You can access the remains of the Circus Maximus from the Praetorium.

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Sight Information

Address:

Pl. del Rei, Tarragona, Catalonia, 43003, Spain

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Phone:

977-221736; 977-242220

Sight Details:

  • €3.30, €11.05 combination ticket with Casa Castellarnau and Circus Maximus
  • May.–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 10–9, Sun. 10–3; Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. 10–3

Updated 03/12/2014

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