Was once the Temple of Augustus
Tarragona Cathedral was built in 1171, during the transition from Romanesque to Gothic. It lies on the ruins of a mosque, a Visigoth Cathedral and what was once the Temple of Augustus dedicated to a Roman imperial cult. The style corresponds to the period of transition between Romanesque and Gothic.
The main facade has three doors, which correspond to the three halls of the church. The central and principal door is Gothic while the sides doors are Romanesque. Outside, there are statues of apostles and prophets adorning the façade. The mullion door bears the image of the Virgin and it’s a joy to watching the color of the stone change with the sunlight.