Contact details

Parque del Miracle
43003  Tarragona  (Catalonia)
turisme@tarragona.cat
www.tarragonaturisme.cat
Tel.:+34 977250795

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Tarragona

Tarragona

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

The arena for gladiatorial games

Built in the 2nd century A.D. on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, the amphitheatre was used as a venue for numerous popular events, including gladiatorial games. It has the elliptical plan which is characteristic of this type of construction. There are pits which were used for auxiliary services located beneath the arena where these spectacles took place. In the central part of the amphitheatre the remains of the plan of a Visigoth basilica are preserved (6th century) as well as those of a Romanesque-Gothic church from the 12th century.

Construction:
Theatre

Artistic period:
Classical-Roman

Historic period:
Romanisation (A.D.)

Practical information

Schedule

From May 14 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 09:00 to 21:00

Public holidays and Sunday
From 09:00 to 15:00

From Oct 01 to May 13
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 09:00 to 19:00

Public holidays and Sunday
From 09:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday

Prices

General: €3,30
Reduced: €1,65
Children: Admission free

Map


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