Tarragona Amphitheatre (Amfiteatre de Tarragona) Tours and Activities
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If there’s one sight that will successfully peel you away from the Tarragona beach, it will probably be the neighboring Tarragona Amphitheatre (Amfiteatre de Tarragona). The seaside stadium was constructed in the 2nd century AD and carved directly out of the bedrock below. It fit up to around 15,000 spectators, who came to watch grueling matches between gladiators and wild animals, and even to view public executions.
Your visit there today will be decidedly less dramatic. You can explore the theater, walking through the stadium’s center that is home to the remains of both a 6th-century Visigoth church and a later 12th-century Romanesque-Gothic church. Meanwhile, informative signage around the grounds will ensure that you get a better understanding of the ancient theater’s history and sights.
Note that the amphitheatre is closed on all Mondays apart from a handful of holidays during which it opens. The grounds are fairly — though not entirely — wheelchair and stroller friendly, with many of the viewing points accessed by ramps. Admission is free for everyone on holidays.
Address: Parc de l'Amfiteatre romà, Tarragona, Catalonia 43003, Spain
Hours: May 4-Sep 30: 9am-9pm, Tue-Sat 9am-3pm on Public Holidays; Oct 1-May 3: 9am-7pm, Tue-Sat 9am-3pm on Public Holidays. Closed Mondays.
Admission: €3.30-€1.70, Free for Children under 16
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On this route, we will see that there really is a Roman city under the Old Town and an enthusiastic and experienced guide will explain the archaeological work carried out for its recovery. We will also walk through nice little streets around the Cathedral, full of interesting stories and curiosities and you will find out some amazing traditions of Tarragona like the impressive human towers. The guide, like any good host, holds the keys to some elegant mansions courtyards in the Old Town and we will surprise you by opening them exclusively for a short visit. And the tour will end up at the breathtaking Mediterranean Balcony, a lookout point offering excellent views of the port, beach, and of course, the Mediterranean Sea.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
-The glory of the Roman monuments and the hidden gems of the medieval city. -Relive the excitement of the chariot races. -Get a 360º panoramic view of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. -Trace the steps of the Romans along an underground passageway of the circus maximus. -Learn about the gladiators and their fighting techniques.
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What are Tarragona Amphitheatre (Amfiteatre de Tarragona) hours of operation?
Tarragona Amphitheatre (Amfiteatre de Tarragona) hours of operation: May 4-Sep 30: 9am-9pm, Tue-Sat 9am-3pm on Public Holidays; Oct 1-May 3: 9am-7pm, Tue-Sat 9am-3pm on Public Holidays. Closed Mondays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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