Tinglado 4 in the Port of TarragonaMoll de Costa. Port de Tarragona 43004 TarragonaHow to get there
Systematically, and due to an innate vocation, any archaeological museum looks towards the past; not to remain in it, but to bring it into the present and turn it into an archaeological document –of whatever kind– and an instrument at the service of today’s society, conceptually and formally adjusted to its needs and requirements.
To do this, it is necessary to explore new territories and chart new courses in the search for formulas that allow the past to be inserted into present.
From the time it was founded, towards the end of the 3rd century BC, Tarraco played an important and uninterrupted role in introducing a new way of life and social organisation to the lands of the Iberian Peninsula. The legions charged with conquering and pacifying the territory penetrated Hispania through Tarraco, their military base; and all those cultural components that little by little would be assimilated by the indigenous population –the Iberians– and turn them into members of the great Latin community, integrated into its uses and customs, also arrived via Tarraco.
In its town planning, its official and domestic architecture, and its elements of day-to-day life, Tarraco became a faithful and accurate exponent of a culture that was part imposed and part celebrated. An exponent that many centuries later continues to offer us the keys –partial but always significant– to its comprehension.
A history that, therefore, allows our classical heritage to continue to engender emotions and knowledge, even today.
Prepare the visit
Tinglado 4 in the Port of Tarragona
Moll de Costa. Port de Tarragona 43004 Tarragona
January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December:
-Tuesday to Saturday: from 9.30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3 p.m to 6 p.m.
- Sundays and holidays: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
June, July, August, September and Easter:
-Tuesday to Saturday: from 9.30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Sundays and holidays: from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Closed on the days: 25 and 26 December, 1 January and 1 May
Last visit: 15 'individual visit / 30' visits groups
Normal entrance: 4,00 € (*)
(*) The entrance price includes the Early-Christian Museum and Necropolis
Reduced entrance: 2,00 €
Persons over 65
Carnet Jove card
International Student Card
Non-touristic groups of +10 with prior reservation
Persons under 16
ICOM or ICOMOS members
Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya members
Professional tour guides
Persons with disability certificate
Professional Press (with prior communication)
School groups accompanied by a teacher with prior reservation
First Sunday of each month (between the months of October to June)
MNAT TICKET: 7€
Combined fee that includes the visit to the branches that are part of MNAT: Tinglado 4, Early Christian Museum and Necropolis, Roman Villa of Els Munts and Monumental Complex of Centcelles.