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Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona – ​​​​42 mins

Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona – ​​​​42 mins

Tarragona is a lovely place to visit, next to the Mediterranean Sea.
With lots of ancient remains.

Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

2nd Century Roman Amphitheatre
on the seashore: Open 1st January to 30th September

Tarragona Amphitheatre, Parc de l’Amfiteatre romà, 43003, Tarragona, Spain
57.0 km, 42 mins C-32 from Sitges, near Barcelona (DIRECTIONS)

Roman Amphitheatre FEATURES

  • Tarragona was the provincial Roman capital
  • Built 1st century BC
  • Enlarged 2nd century AD
  • 15,000 spectator capacity
  • 130 x 102 meters
  • A circus, c. 450 m (over the Plaça de la Font)
  • Vestiges remain


  • After fall of the Western Roman Empire Quarry
  • 10th century: abandoned during islamic invasion of Spain
  • 12th century: Romanesque style church built over remains of the Visigothic church
  • 1576: Convent for the order of the Trinity
  • 1780: Prison for prisoners who were constructing the port
  • Mid-20th century: recover of theatre (funded by the Bryant foundation)

Times (please confirm details here)

Summer time

  • 14th May to 30th September (closed Oct to Dec)
    (& during Holy Week: 26th March to 1st April, 2013)

    • Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 21hrs 9pm
    • Sundays from 10 am to 15hrs 3pm

Winter Hours

  • 1st January to 12th May
    (except Easter 26th March to 1st April, 2013 : as classed as summer time)

    • Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 19hrs 7pm.
    • Sundays from 10 am to 15hrs 3pm.

Closed on Mondays: Except

  • April 1st (10am to 15pm)
  • 1st & 6th January
  • 24th June
  • 19th August
  • 23 September
  • 25th & 26th December
  • 1st January 2014

Prices (please confirm details here)

Single adult entrance – 3.15€

  • Joint entrance for all the enclosures – 10.55€
    (to see Roman Circus etc. below)
  • Retired persons, students over 16 with a student card, the unemployed and each member of a group of more than 25 persons Single adult entrance – 1.60€
  • Combined single entrance to all museums and monuments – 5.25€
  • Large families, 1 single entrance (valid for one monument) – 3.15€
  • Large families, combined entrance (valid for 6 monuments) – 10.55€
  • Yearly pass for registered Tarragona residents – 6.50€
  • Free entrance for:
    • Under 16s
    • Members ICOM
    • Museologists of Catalonia
    • Organized school groups of any age (by arrangement)
    • Members of RSAT
    • Members of SOS Monuments
    • Members of Associació d’Arqueòlegs Catalunya
    • Members of Fundación Casas Históricas

Inscription in the podium, dated 3rd century AD (reign of Elagabalus)

In 259, during the persecutions against the Christian ordere by Emperor Valerian, here were burnt alive the city’s bishop, Fructuous, and his deacons, Augurius and Eulogius.

The city is also home to the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona

Pre Roman Cyclopean walls foundations, near the Cuartel de Pilatos.
Part of the palace of Augustus (prison in 19th century)

The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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