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Address: Rambla Vella s/n, 43003 Tarragona, Spain
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+34 977 24 19 52

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The sheer scale of the Circus is phenomenal. Only part of the actual 'race course' is intact which helps you visualize how big the actual course was. The underground vaults also... read more

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Jill K
Belleville, Canada
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Belleville, Canada
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170 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sheer scale of the Circus is phenomenal. Only part of the actual 'race course' is intact which helps you visualize how big the actual course was. The underground vaults also help you visualize the magnitude of the structure. Definitely pay to tour the whole structure, don't just look at it from the outside. A ticket to see the Circus,... More 

Thank Jill K
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site turned out to be far larger than we originally thought. Tarragona really seems to have got its act together with regard to explanatory notices around the various sites, all with extremely good English translations. A very pleasant visit.

Thank Jean H
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

you can see all of this without paying. all the very inexpensice ticket does it allow you to read a few placards. its a cool place!

Thank Lulabarney
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our main reason for visiting Tarragona on the way to lovely Barcelona was to see the Roman aquaduct. Imagine our surprise when we left the Placa de la Font hotel for a familiarisation walk, and within 200 metres found an amazing B C Roman ruin, comprising Praetorium and partly excavated Circus, and just down the hill the spectacular amphitheater right... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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211 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

I've posted a note under the Amphitheater for the four in total - and recommended that this be the first of your stops. BTW, the cost is all but free - under 5 Euro per person for the four, as I recall.

1 Thank doug b
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291 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We went to several of the Roman ruins located in Tarragona and they are very worthwhile. One can buy a combined ticket for 4 sites which costs only sightly more than buying single tickets for 2 of the sites however for some reason the fellow at the entrance did not want to sell us the combined ticket since he felt... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The remains of the ancient Roman Circus and the Praetorium, with its massive tower and Roman vaulting under the tower, are a single site, accessible with a single entry ticket. The Praetorium, started in the first century B.C.E. and improved by later Roman emperors, was turned into a palace by the medieval kings of Aragon, and much later into a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

This museum goes on and on. My husband and I bought ticket at the main entrance. We arrived by cruise ship and I was startled at how many people gave up the opportunity to view this massive archeological site. The elevator took us to the very top of the museum/cathedral in which we had the birds eye view of Tarragonia.... More 

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

One can enter in this museum either from main entrance or from the History museum. More convenient - from history museum, where you can also climb at the top of the tower and have a good look at the city and the sea. Entrance fee is 3,30 euros per person. You will sea a short film about the history of... More 

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Iroquois, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Roman Circus is a truly remarkable monument located in the ancient city of Tarragon built in first century BC and then rebuilt by the Kings of Aragon in the middle ages. It is a must see.

Thank Brenda K

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