Casa Castellarnau

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grace l
Tarragona, Spain5 contributions
A lovely surprise
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is great value for money if you buy it as part of a 4 part venue deal which includes another house to look around, the tower and the amphitheatre for 11 euros for adults. Better still, you've got until the end of the year to complete the visits so you're not forced to cram them in all in one day.

It is a brilliant way to step back in time and the effort involved in displaying the rooms is fantastic.

I would strongly recommend visiting this museum. The guide was very knowledgeable but I don't know how good her English is.

A definite one to put on your list of places to visit.
Written 12 July 2019
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Miriam B
London, UK62 contributions
Amazing historical house - must see!
Jul 2014 • Couples
Casa Castellarnau housed one of the best families in Tarragona for centuries, so be ready for some spectacular furniture and architecture. The entrance ticket is really affordable too!
Written 7 June 2015
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IANandARI
Kingston upon Thames, UK419 contributions
Interesting but a lack of detail
May 2014 • Couples
At €3.30 this is an inexpensive former ancestral museum house, to visit. It is over several floors including a garden below, a small exhibition and a number of rooms to explore. However, other than a very small little booklet really only consisting of the identity of each of the rooms as well as a very short history written in general terms, there is no detail. There is certainly nothing in any of the rooms which indicates what must be a fascinating history. Regrettably therefore we have to rate this museum/house as only average.

The decoration of the various rooms including the old kitchen contrasting well with the Imperial furniture, is interesting to see. There must be a fascinating history to each of the rooms and so much more could be made of this house. The little plan you are given identifies a room say for example "Elizabeth II Bedroom with Louis XV furniture", and regrettably that is it. There are two or three rooms showing artefacts which had been discovered during various excavations etc which do have a short description in several languages but again, that is as far as it goes. We are not saying that this property is not worth visiting, but in our view it is not reaching its potential. In consequence, most people only spend a short period of time because their visit really cannot be taken any further in terms of its history.

More needs to be done and this house deserves more.
Written 1 June 2014
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Fisiboo
Oakham, UK235 contributions
Surprise
Feb 2014 • Couples
This house doesn't look much from the outside, and looks really small, but once you get inside it is lovely. Huge rooms upstairs, and a lovely enclosed courtyard open to the sky in the centre. Part of the multi-site ticket
Written 20 March 2014
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Alan D
Aliso Viejo, CA144 contributions
Awesome HIstory
Sep 2013 • Couples
Tarragona is a great city and has a tone of history. Loved every part of the Roman empire that was there and the history and the amazing structures still in place. MUST SEE!!!
Written 14 October 2013
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David O
Stroud, UK81 contributions
Some great Roman artefacts
Jul 2013 • Family
Really great mnuseum and very cheap entry. My 9 and 11 year olds were facinated by all the Roman artefacts and really loved the place. Well worht a visit as is the amphitheatre
Written 9 August 2013
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lisanewyork42
New York City, NY164 contributions
A peek into history
Aug 2013 • Couples
If you want to understand what the lavish lifestyle afforded those of the nobility, visit. If not, skip it.
Written 5 August 2013
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
Unexpectedly interesting
Dec 2012 • Couples
We came here as part of our Tarragona card, which gave us entrance to many of the main sights in Tarragona. To be honest, we probably wouldn't have come here if we didn't have the card, but that would have been our loss.

From the outside, it looks like many other slightly shabby buildings in this part of the city. But once you're inside, you're taken back into a world of faded splendour and elegance. There was clearly some money here once and the interior shows what it must have been like to have been in one of the noble families in this city. The ballroom is marvellous and very elegant indeed. The rooms are all full of charm and hints of what once was. The inner courtyard is very picturesque, and as a previous reviewer has said, worth a photo with the staircase and the arch.

It is worth a trip, at least as part of the Tarragona card. It's all part of the history of the city and useful to remember that history didn't stop with the Romans.
Written 21 January 2013
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NuriaHarket59
Tarragona, Spain99 contributions
A jewel hidden in a not too attractive street
May 2012 • Friends
Casa Castellarnau is a noble house in Carrer Cavallers, off Carrer Major in the Old Town of Tarragona. The street used to be one of the most important times in the Middle Ages, so all noble families built their mansions there.
Casa Castellarnau is a well-kept mansion, from its façade and surroundings you don't expect what you can find inside.
The ball room is a must-see, the painings on the ceiling are beautiful, the room reminded me of some you can see in Austrian castles but in a smaller scale.
You can visit most of the house (some rooms are used as storing rooms or offices). The newest addition is the kitchen. The rooms are interesting too, and as well as the original decoration and furniture, there're usually small exhibitions.
The house must've been the best in Tarragona in the 18th century as a Spanish Queen stayed there a couple of times.
My favourite photograph is from the small patio, there's a staircase and a beautiful Gothic arch.
Allegedly it's a haunted house, and the ghost is rumoured to play the piano and make billiard balls move at night when there's no-one in the house.
The entrance ticket (as all in Tarragona) is dead cheap 8and you can buy a "pack" for a cheaper price.
Written 6 November 2012
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bcmPA
Bensalem, PA43 contributions
historical old home in tarragona
Sep 2012 • Couples
we liked it b/c we like antiques and historical sites. alot of original furniture and art work. very intricate ceilings etc.
Written 7 October 2012
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