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Necropolis of Tarraco and Francolí River Paleochristian Complex

© Manel Antolí (RV Edipress)

In the mid-3rd century A.D., a burial ground was started near one of the roads leading out of the city. The cemetery grew considerably following the burial there of the remains of Saint Fructuosus. The early Christian community turned his tomb into a sanctuary and built two basilicas on the site at the turn of the 5th century, as well as several other buildings and graves (mausoleums, sarcophagi, mosaics and stone markers, etc.). Today, visitors can tour a section of the paleochristian necropolis housing a museum with the burial site’s main findings, as well as a section of the complex uncovered during construction of a local shopping centre and now open to the public in the centre’s basement.

See "Museums and monuments" for opening hours and prices

Pàrquing del Centre Comercial Parc Central, Av. Vidal i Barraquer, 15-17
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