"Don't forget the cloisters" Top 5 Page for this destination Catedral de Tarragona Tip by Ekaterinburg

Catedral de Tarragona, Tarragona: 32 reviews and 117 photos

  The cathedra lcloisters and garden
by Ekaterinburg

From Placa De la Seu, turn right and right again and you will come to the other entrance of the cathedral that leads to the cloisters. Back here you get a much better impression of the size and extent of the cathedral ( the biggest in Catalunya) than you do from the front. This is also the entrance to the Museu Diocesa which houses a large collection of tapestries, paintings and sacred objects. The museum is closed on Sundays but the exterior and the lovely gardens surrounding it are well worth seeing. The gardens are very lush with lots of cypress trees and other mediterranean greenery. In a corner a black cat was standing guard over a cornered pigeon trembling with fear. A nearby tabby was an accomplice to this horrible spectacle and just for once I saw cats in a different light. My attempts, through the railings to scare them away failed dismally and I had to let the poor pigeon to his fate. Ironically, one of the features of the cloister are two scenes represrenting the medieval fable of the clever cat who plays dead and then captures the jubilant mice who put him on a bier !

Address: Below the Placa de la Palau
Directions: The cloisters are around the corner from Placa de la Seu and downhill from Placa de la Palau.
Phone: 977 23 86 85
Website: http://www.tarragonaturisme.es

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 2, 2007
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