Paleochristian Museum and Necropolis (MNAT)

© MNAT / G. Jové
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)
© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)

Around the Tarraco exit roads towards the south (via Augusta) and the west (via De Italia in Hispanias)an extensive funerary area was developed during the Late-Roman period. Very likely around the remains of Bishop Fructuosus and his deacons Augurius and Eulogius, burnt in the amphitheatre arena in 259 A.D. The construction of a basilica to commemorate the martyrs, at the start of the V century A.D., marks the period of the cemetery’s maximum splendour.
The remains, in situ, of a part of this necropolis and its Visitor Centre bring us closer to the World of death in Roman times.

Av. Ramón y Cajal, 8443005Tarragona
977 25 15 15 / 977 23 62 09
Coordinates: 
41.116180546200, 1.239278912440
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