Ticket Amphitheatre

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Description

The last building constructed in Tarraco to host spectacles was the Amphitheatre, which was built between the third quarter of the 1st century AD and the beginning of the 2nd century AD. It was a building used for gladiator fights (munera gladiatoria), fights with wild animals and hunting (venationes) and featured athletics, juggling and other exhibitions.

El darrer edifici d’espectacles que es va construir a Tàrraco fou l’amfiteatre, vers les darreries del segle I dC i inicis del segle II dC, fora muralla i vora el mar. Els amfiteatres estaven dedicats als espectacles amb vessament de sang, com les lluites de gladiadors (munera gladiatoria), lluites amb feres i caceres d’animals (venationes), encara que també s’hi feien exhibicions atlètiques, malabars i altres entreteniments.

L’arena era l’espai on es desenvolupaven els espectacles; per sota, s’hi troben les fosses, que es cobrien amb taulons de fusta i que es destinaven a tramoia i recurs escènic. El podi era el mur que separava la grada de l’arena; amb l’emperador Heliogàbal, l’any 221 dC, s’hi va instal·lar la inscripció més llarga de l’Imperi romà. De la grada se’n conserva la imma cavea o inferior, la media cavea i les primeres grades de la summa cavea o superior. Dues grans portes s’obrien als extrems longitudinals, i al costat marítim hi havia la tribuna, des d’on es presidien els jocs.

L’amfiteatre va ser també escenari d’execucions públiques. En el marc de la persecució de l’emperador Valerià contra l’Església cristiana, el 21 de gener de 259, hi varen ser martiritzats el bisbe de Tàrraco Fructuós i els seus diaques Auguri i Eulogi. En l’antiguitat tardana els màrtirs tarragonins varen ser objecte d’una gran veneració, i en la seva memòria es va construir, vers el segle VI, una basílica sobre l’arena.

Al segle XII, sobre l’antiga basílica s’hi va bastir una església romànica, sota l’advocació de Santa Maria del Miracle. A partir de l’any 1576 es va convertir en convent de trinitaris fins al 1780, quan l’edifici va passar a tenir un nou ús i en ell s’hi instal·laren els presidiaris que treballaven a la construcció del port.

? Address: Parc de l’Amfiteatre romà, 43003 Tarragona

WINTER – From 1st of October to 31st of March
  • From Tuesday to Friday: 9 to 18:30 h
  • Saturday: 9:30 to 18:30 h
  • Sunday and Holiday: 9:30 to 14:30 h
SUMMER – From 1st of April to 30th of September
  • From Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 to 21 h
  • Saturday: 10 to 21 h
  • Sunday and Holiday: 10 to 15 h
SPECIAL TIMETABLE MHT SCHOOL YEAS (2023-2024)
2023
  • Monday, September 11, National Day of Catalonia: Open morning
  • Saturday, September 23, Santa Tecla: Open morning
  • Thursday, Octobre 12, National Day of Spain: Open morning
  • Wednesday, Novembre 1, All Saints’ Day: Open morning
  • Wednesday, December 6, The Constitution: Open morning
  • Friday, December 8, La Purísima: Open morning
  • Sunday, December 24, Christmas Night: Closed
  •  Monday, December 25, Christmas: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 26, Saint Stephen’s Day: Closed
  • Sunday, December 31, New Year’s Eve: Closed
2024
  • Monday, January 1, First Day of the year: Closed
  • Saturday, January 6, Kings Day: Closed
  • Friday, March 29, Good Friday: Open morning
  • Monday, Abril 1, Easter: Open morning
  • Wednesday, March 1, Labor Day: Open morning
  • Monday, June 24, Saint John’s Day: Open morning
  • Thursday, August 15, Assumption: Open morning
OPEN DOORS DAY (Free)
2023
  • The last Tuesday of every month.
  • September 16 and 17 (Heritage Night) (Roman Heritage Monuments)
  • September 23 (Santa Tecla)
  • October 13, 14 and 15 (European Heritage Days)
2024
  • May 18, 19, 25 and 26 (Tarraco Viva)
  • May 18 (International Museum Day)
  • August 19 (Sant Magí)
 Do I have to go before the time I bought the ticket?
  • It is recommended to go 10 minutes before to be able to validate the tickets. Access will not be allowed if you arrive more than 10 minutes late.
Can I buy group tickets on this platform?
  • No, it is only for school groups. At the ticket office, the teachers responsible for the group of students will be asked to present their current card as accreditation.
Who is the entry “School Groups” for?
  • For groups of students of regulated or official education who come with the teaching staff during school hours. We also include the Summer Camps.
How many students can be in an entry “School Groups”?
  • A maximum of 30 students plus the accompanying teacher or guide.
If I choose to do one of the routes, do I need to visit all the monuments that are offered to me?
  • No, it is a recommendation that the Museum offers. However, it is necessary to respect the visiting hours of the first monument and the order of the route, even if there is a monument that is not visited.
Can I buy the ticket physically?
  • Yes, you can go to Casa Castellarnau (Cavallers Street, 14), choose the date and time (depending on availability) and make the payment in cash or card. Likewise, it is recommended to make the purchase online.
The acquisition of this ticket supposes the acceptance of the following conditions:
  • The person responsible for the school group will have to present the purchased ticket and the current teacher card as accreditation at the box office.
  • Each entry allows a single access.
  • Once the ticket has been purchased, it will not be changed, nor will its amount be refunded, except when the space is closed. In this case, the Museum of History of Museum undertakes to refund the amount of this ticket.
  • Access will not be allowed 10 minutes later than the time specified in the ticket.