Roman Amphitheatre (MHT)
An oval structure built in the 2nd century overlooking the sea, its stands were carved directly out of the underlying bedrock. The amphitheatre is 109.5 metres long by 86.5 metres wide and can hold up to 14,000 spectators. In its day, it was the scene of fights between gladiators and against wild beasts, as well as public executions. In the year 259 A.D., the Bishop Fructuoso and his deacons Augurio and Eulogio were burned alive within its confines. In the early 6th century, a Visigoth basilica was built on the site, which was eventually replaced by the mediaeval Santa Maria del Miracle (Our Lady of the Miracle) church.
€3.30: Price per venue. The Tarragona History Museum (MHT) is comprised of: Model of Roman Tarraco, Casa Castellarnau Museum, the Walls (Archaeological Promenade), the Praetorium and Roman Circus, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Local or Colony Forum and Casa Canals.
• €1.70: Groups of over 25, pensioners, older than 65, retired, the unemployed and Students older than 16.
• Large families: Only one member pays.
• Free: Under the age of 16, organised school groups, teacher’s card, PortAventura ticketholders, ICOM Members, licensed journalist and officially accredited guides.
Pass to MHT venues (see availability):
• €7.40: Pass to Roman MHT venues (the Walls -Archaeological Promenade, the Praetorium and Roman Circus, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Local or Colony Forum). Valid for one year.
• €3.65: Pass to Roman MHT venues for groups of over 25, pensioners, older than 65, retired, the unemployed and Students older than 16. Valid for 30 days.
LAST ENTRANCE: 30 MINUTES BEFORE CLOSING
SUMMER HOURS *
WINTER HOURS *
Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. / Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Mondays open: Roman Model, Cathedral and Museum, Mèdol Quarry, Francolí River Paleochristian Complex, Museu Bíblic Tarraconense (Biblical museum) and Chapel of St. Paul