The Tarragona amphitheater has an exquisite setting, carved out of a steep incline between the Roman walls and the Mediterranean sea.
As you leave the Upper Part, the elliptical sand appears in front of you and is framed by the blue sea.
The amphitheater was able to host up to 15,000 spectators, who showed up for some pretty creepy exhibits like the burning of the city’s early Christian bishop, Fructosus, during the 3rd century Emperor Valerian’s rule.
You can easily make it to the lower basement of the amphitheater, from which gladiators and wild animals have been raised to the floor of the arena.
In 2000 UNESCO included the ruins of the amphitheater in the World Heritage List as a member of the “Tarragona Archaeological Site”.