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Amphitheater Review

The remains of Tarragona's Roman amphitheater, built in the 2nd century AD, have a spectacular view of the sea. This arena with tiered seats was the site of gladiatorial and other contests. You're free to wander through the access tunnels and along the seating rows. Sitting with your back to the sea, you might understand why the emperor Augustus favored Tarragona as a winter resort. In the center of the theater are the remains of two superimposed churches, the earlier of which was a Visigothic basilica built to mark the bloody martyrdom of St. Fructuós and his deacons in AD 259. €10.85 buys a combination ticket card valid for all Tarragona archeological museums and sites.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Parc de l'Amphiteatre Roma s/n, Tarragona, Catalonia 43003 | Map It
  • Phone: 977/242579; 977/242220
  • Cost: €3.30
  • Hours: Tues.–Sat. 10–7 (June–Sept. until 9), Sun. 10–3
  • Location: Tarragona
Updated: 03-12-2014

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