Tarragona Cathedral

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Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica of Tarragona
Catedral Basílica de Tarragona Metropolitana i Primada
Cathedral of Tarragona 01.jpg
The main façade
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
DistrictArchdiocese of Tarragona
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
PatronSaint Thecla
LocationTarragona, Spain
Geographic coordinates41°07′09″N 1°15′29″E / 41.11917°N 1.25806°E / 41.11917; 1.25806Coordinates: 41°07′09″N 1°15′29″E / 41.11917°N 1.25806°E / 41.11917; 1.25806
Architectural typeChurch
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic

The Cathedral of Tarragona is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Tarragona, Spain. The site was previously occupied by a Roman temple of Jupiter.[1] Later it was a Visigothic cathedral, then a Moorish mosque.[1] It was declared a national monument in 1905. During the Spanish Civil War the cathedral was vandalized and in 1939 a reconciliation rite was celebrated.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Beebe Bahrami, The Spiritual Traveler: Spain : a Guide to Sacred Sites and Pilgrim Routes (Mahwah, NJ: HiddenSpring, 2009), p. 191
  2. Hilari Raguer, Gunpowder and Incense: the Catholic Church and the Spanish Civil War (London: Routledge, 2007), p. 296

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