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El Médol Roman Quarry

  • El Médol Roman quarry. Tarragona © Turespaña

    El Médol Roman quarry. Tarragona © Turespaña

  

Category

Architecture and civil engineering

Date

Third century (B.C.) - Fourth century (A.D.)

Style

Roman
Carretera N-340 a 8 kms. de Tarragona
43006 Tarragona
Tarragona, Catalonia
Tarragona

Telephone+34 93 814 45 06

E-mailinformadors.medol@lavola.net

Websitehttp://www.tarragonaturisme.cat/es/monumento/cantera-del-medol

It is a huge pit, over 200 m. long, where stone was quarried in Roman times. In the centre of the quarry, there is a column of stone left untouched, known as the "agulla de Mèdol". Stone from the quarry was used to build a number of important edifices in Tarraco.

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Free admission

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Calendar

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May 15, 2022 to May 29, 2022

Festival

Roman Amphitheatre - Tarragona
Tàrraco Viva Festival

View of one of the Pilars Caminants, walking castles, in which local Castellers human castle teams take part. In the image: the Xiquets del Serrallo group © EFE

Sep 12, 2022 to Sep 25, 2022

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Tarragona
Santa Tecla Fiesta

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To be confirmed 2020

Show

Tarragona
'Castells' competition (human towers)

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To be confirmed 2021

Show

El Miracle - Tarragona
International Fireworks Competition

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