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.
- Address: Pl. del Rei, Tarragona, Catalonia, 43003
- Phone: 977/221736; 977/242220
- Cost: €3.30, €11.05 combination ticket with Casa Castellarnau and Circus Maximus
- Hours: May.–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 10–9, Sun. 10–3; Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sat. 10–7, Sun. 10–3
- Location: Tarragona