The main Catholic temple of the city, located in the Gothic Quarter. The cathedral was built on the site of a Roman basilica of the VI century, where the relics of the holy martyr Eulalia, the patroness of Barcelona, were stored. After the Moors destroyed the basilica, in the XI century the cathedral was rebuilt in the early Romanesque style, a Gothic building appeared in the XIII century. In subsequent centuries, the temple was completed, the main facade appeared in the XIX century.
Pla de la Seu, s/n, Barcelona
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Barcelona Cathedral, where the Archbishop resides. It is said that only archbishops reside in Sagria Family. It is a cathedral that is sufficiently beautiful and worthy. Don't miss out and visit. We were lucky enough to stay in a hotel with a vi.. Read more »ew of the cathedral, so we were able to see the cathedral as a starting point every day wherever we went. It is true that we are blessed.
We visited.here before flying home. It did not disappoint. We also went up the tower to the top of the cathedral.
It was so peaceful inside and the alters were absolutely beautiful.
Omg this place!!!! The most beautiful Gothic style church I have ever seen. This was a main focus for me and it did not disappoint. From the gorgeous outside, the detailing, stained glass windows, and woodwork. Simply wonderful
I purchased my ticket from the visitors center located beside the cathedral and the interior was breathtaking which left me mesmerized. And oh! The view of the city from the rooftop was so beautiful. A beautiful masterpiece of architecture, design an.. Read more »d art!
It’s located in the centre of the charming city and within walking distance to other tourist locations. I highly recommend visiting this location whenever you find yourself in Barcelona.
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As a tourist who only had the chance to see the exterior of the Cathedral of Barcelona from the square, I was truly mesmerized by its stunning architecture. The cathedral's intricate details, soaring spires, and.. Read more » harmonious blend of Gothic and Catalan styles left a lasting impression.
The cathedral's ornate carvings, delicate decorations, and impressive rose windows contribute to its majestic appearance. Standing in its presence, I couldn't help but appreciate the rich history and cultural heritage of this region.
While I didn't have the opportunity to explore the interior, the exterior alone was a testament of beautiful architecture so prevalent throughout this region and Barcelona. I would highly recommend taking a moment to admire it when visiting the city. Its beauty and craftsmanship are bound to leave you in awe.
Great cathedral. It is this style where you can see God’s power. Monumental, darkness and lots of paintings and statues.
Ticket may include tower with landscape view (best option to buy) or just standard visit.
Worth visiting. Tickets are €11 per person. We were not able to come up the rooftop cause of the weather and the elevator broke.
There are also toilets inside but with a €1 fee.
There's also a souvenir shop inside that sells shot gla.. Read more »sses. Thought that was funny 🤣
Incredible display of Spanish architecture, art, opulence and history. Very beautiful and grand. Displays artifacts and paintings overall centuries. Amazing cathedral. Can easily spend 2 hours here.
The audio guide is super detailed and not worth it.. Read more » unless you really love and history.
So easy to get the 12 Euro entrance on the phone, entry with the QR code. Beautiful, peaceful and interesting interior.
The geese were a surprise in the cloisters.
Entry includes a trip to the roof, mostly via lift, where you can see most of the re.. Read more »st of the city.
Spent about an hour and a half here but could've spent longer.
This place is so beautiful and impressive and I absolutely adore the attention to details all around. The square is so vivid and when we got there on Friday there was a cute vintage market going on which I absolutely loved the vibe of!! You can walk .. Read more »around the cathedral and the entire thing feels like walking in an ancient city.
Visited Barcelona Cathedral 7th June and what a beautiful place! Didn’t go inside but the walk around the Cathedral outside and the square it’s situated in is breathtaking!
Honestly was the highlight of my day in Barcelona and felt compl.. Read more »etely different being in the streets by the Cathedral and The Gothic Quarters compared to in Barcelona centre itself.
Found a lovely little walkway from the Gothic Quarter to an indoor part with beautiful flowers and lighting etc which had a some really interesting shops (pictured) including a Rubix Cube shop and a Harry Potter shop! Definitely worth a visit if you’re in Barcelona!
Excellent place to visit. Tickets purchased inside at €9 each. Everyone must observe the covering of shoulders. We were prepared, but scarves available to cover yourself at €2 to hire. Collect the guide leaflet at the start. It will lead yo.. Read more »u to the lift....magnificent views of the city from the roof.
I love the detail and craftsmanship of this place. I mean, the architecture of this cathedral is amazing, especially when it was built hundreds of years ago with no modern tool. The cost is reasonable and we can go on the rooftop and see the town.
This is a must see if one visit Barcelona, Spain. I took a one day city tour bus (green line) to reached there, paid euro 30 for 1 adult. I sat on the open top tour bus, when the bus about to reached the cathedral from afar and stopped next to it, th.. Read more »e excitement built up and one word ‘breathtaking’! Literally my jaw dropped, and my eyes were feasting on this cathedral! Word had to give new meaning. The cathedral was very grand, tall, a lot of details, very, very beautiful and one had to take time to admire it and gave thanks for able to view such a creation. I spend my entire afternoon admiring the cathedral. So much to see and appreciate.
Amazing and well ornamented cathedral in Barcelona's center. I would definitely recommend visiting it because of the authentic atmosphere and overall feel of the place and surrounding streets. Cathedral of Barcelona is huge and you will need at .. Read more »least 15 minutes to see everything just from the outside. It is located a 5-minute walk away from Pl. Catalynia.
Be careful when you visit that you check the Spanish page to check the opening hours. If the opening hours change, they only change the Spanish page and not the English one. We had planned the Cathedral as our last stopping place for the day, as it w.. Read more »ould be open until 18:00 according to the website, but we were already refused entrance at 16:44 as apparently they were already closing at 17:00 that day. It was notified on a paper at the entrance and on the Spanish website of the Cathedral, but not the English website, as that page still said 18:00 as closing time of that day. Buy your tickets for the Cathedral online. It might take some time to receive them in your mailbox, but it's easier than buying them in person. Nice Cathedral and cloister. You can take an elevator to see the views from the roof of the Cathedral. It's a shame a Samsung commercial was blocking the view of the top part of the front of the Cathedral when we visited. I would have preferred a picture of the actual Cathedral instead for the duration of the renovations.
Very beautiful monument, where you can go to the top of the cathedral and admire the old Barcelona. You go to the top by the means of an elevator, where you can be six maximum inside. The cathedral is very easy to access from the airport with the bu.. Read more »s. From terminal one take bus A1. You can pay with credit card or debit card. Near the cathedral you can take the hop on and up off touristic bus. Enjoy ?
Get a guide to tour you around the city. There are all sorts of ways to get a guide. Be creative. Oh, the places you'll go. But, be sure to get that omelet with potatoes and onions and the toast with garlic rubbed in and tomato jam spread across.. Read more ». Delicious! Oh! You're probably American like me. Taste all the olives you can.
This cathedral is one of the most iconic and famous places/monuments. It exactly deserves to visit and spend a couple of hours. By the elevator, you can go to the roof and see the fascinating view of Barcelona. Although some parts of the top are unde.. Read more »r construction, there is enough space to look around. Also, in the small museum in its garden, you can see a lot of antics goods. After your visit, you can discover the gothic streets
Awesome cathedral with tons to look at. It has a bunch of walk up exhibits to look at various paintings and sculptures. The inside of the building is magnificent with the stained glass and high ceiling interior. The front is closed off from getting u.. Read more »p close but you can still see it from afar. The rooftop experience is alright - nothing special. My only gripe is the only restroom is outside near the exit and requires payment
Don't go on Sunday. We had to buy the ticket on the spot because for Sunday you cannot buy it online. You have to buy ticket that includes Diocesan museum which was not worth a visit, almost nothing in it is described in English. The cathedral i.. Read more »s really beautiful, but when buying ticket on the spot there is no audio guide so no info about it is available. Also, the rooftop was closed due to maintenance and no one bothered to inform us when we bought the tickets. We missed that part and we were eager to see the view.
I believe it is worth a visit but make sure to buy tickets online and think twice before buying one that includes the visit to the museum.
I've seen so many Cathedrals, but this one is unique. There is an amazing rooftop and a really cool garden at the exit. I enjoyed those bonus features and the made this visit more enjoyable. Definitely a must see!
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Another amazing place to see. You can buy tickets online and use a QR code. Or you can go to the information building next door and purchase tickets to go in. Along with the general admission ticket you can go to the roof and over look the city on th.. Read more »e skyline. Be respectful when you enter and enjoy all of the history
From the Cathedral itself, to the square it is located in, is definitely worth a visit... the square offers social interaction with musicians performing, dogs playing and people socializing. The cathedral is breathtaking from every angle and make for.. Read more » amazing pictures. The beauty of the architecture and spirituality of the place is just exceptional. Would recommend a visit to everyone, even if you are not religious
Beautiful old gothic church in Barcelona. The indoor architecture design was amazing. I highly recommend this landmark of a religious interest. Lovely panoramic view of the city from the top of church but limited number of people allowed inside eleva.. Read more »tor so it might take you longer to the top but otherwise great experienced to see the view.
Average Cathedral visitation. Beautiful Cathedral; however, there are many others that are spectacular. Going up to the roof was its saving grace, beautiful views of Barcelona. Purchase your tickets to the left of the entrance (not in the church) if .. Read more »the lines are long - pick your time. Much easier than waiting in line at the door.
The inside of the Catedral de Barcelona is beautiful. Fascinating to see all the people who have shrines. They have beautiful Organ that most people probably overlook.
The visit to the Catedral can be a super quick one for some and a fast one for ot.. Read more »hers.
There is an outdoor area once you are looking to exit so give yourself and extra 10 minutes to explore that.
Beware of the clowns up front. They'll try to get in your pictures or offer to take your picture and then demand money.
Pictures don't do this place justice. Neither would the 5 star review. This place is magnificent, beautiful, breathtaking, humbling.... Do spend some time inside and the courtyard and wait for the bells to ring at the hour. Gift shop is small .. Read more »but lovely. Go on a weekday if possible.
Very beautiful church. 9 euros to enter which allows you up to the rooftop as well where there are lovely views of the city. I forgot I was wearing a hat and they made me take it off. My shorts were mid thigh and they didn't say anything. They d.. Read more »id have shawls for sale for 2 euros though if you need one. Lots of gorgeous architecture inside, you can go down to see a crypt area, into a special seating area which was gorgeous and there is a nice courtyard before you exit.
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(2018) It has the magnificent architecture from the 14th century. It's Gothic Cathedral, having Gargoyles in its roof. A long que was there in Sun, but the interior of it worth visiting. It spreads holy vibes, one can feel the Journey of God on .. Read more »this planet from the tombs, pictures and statues. Even it has a room to watch the history of it through video inside. A lift is there to visit the roof and the view from there was really pleasant. The chapel and main hall there it brought so much of peace and one can pray there, can read a holy book there and can sit and listen to the preachers, often visit there.
Absolutely gorgeous! We spent two hours there of our busy schedules visiting Barcelona. Highly recommend!
A Roman Catholic Church started building in 1298 then last centuries to complete and improve to its perfection of 90x40x53 meters in beautiful .. Read more »Gothic style.
Enjoyed the peaceful vibes along the courtyard, terrace, sculptures, plants and definitely the lovely white geese (13 in total) in the pond.
I took a tour around Barcelona and this was one of the stop. An old gothic cathedral constructed in the 14 century. It represents the importance of Barcelona as being an old Spanish city.
Went on a wonderful tour of Barcelona/Catalonia (the Gothic area). The tour was specially brought alive by our talented tour guide Andrew Pitt(@galleryofideas.goi). His light hearted/entertaining and informative style was captivating and left a lasti.. Read more »ng impression.
The intricate gothic architecture can only be seen in Barcelona, and it’s amazing enough. But the detailed pieces of biblical art and the rich history of this cathedral when considered in a wider cultural and religious context, is quite astonis.. Read more »hing. Even if you only consider the literary value of the stories of various saints and religious figures that are able to be found throughout, for example, the story of Saint Eulalia, who is now resting in the cathedral’s crypt, you will be impressed!
Impressive cathedral, intriguingly old, but it is available for visit only 18.00-20.00 and we could never make it.
Must visit! Go there on Sunday morning and see locals dancing, cuuute?
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Catalan: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The cathedral was con.. Read more »structed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques) was completed in 1448. In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.
Its form is pseudo-basilica, vaulted over five aisles, the outer two divided into chapels. The transept is truncated. The east end is a chevet of nine radiating chapels connected by an ambulatory. The high altar is raised, allowing a clear view into the crypt.
The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona, a young virgin who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during Roman times in the city. One story says that she was exposed naked in the public square and a miraculous snowfall in mid-spring covered her nudity. The enraged Romans put her into a barrel with knives stuck into it and rolled it down a street (according to tradition, the one now called Baixada de Santa Eulàlia). The body of Saint Eulalia is entombed in the cathedral's crypt.
The choir stalls retain the coats-of-arms of the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece. In his first trip into Spain, Charles, the future Holy Roman Emperor, selected Barcelona as the site of a chapter of his Order. The king had arrived for his investiture as Count of Barcelona, and the city, as a Mediterranean port, offered the closest communication with other far-flung Habsburg dominions, while the large proportions of the cathedral would accommodate required grand ceremonies. In 1518 the Order's herald, Thomas Isaac, and its treasurer, Jean Micault, were commissioned to prepare the sanctuary for the first sitting of the chapter in 1519. Juan de Borgonya executed the painted decoration of the sanctuary.
"The church was named after Barcelona's patron saint Eulalia; its official name - Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia - is Catalan for "Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia". The commonly used name La Seu refers to the status of the church as the seat of the diocese."
The side Chapel of the Holy Sacrament and of the Holy Christ of Lepanto contains a cross said to date from the time of the Battle of Lepanto (1571).
In addition to Saints Eulàlia and Olegarius, the cathedral contains the tombs of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Count Ramon Berenguer I and his third wife Almodis de la Marche, and bishops Berenguer de Palou II, Salvador Casañas y Pagés, and Arnau de Gurb, who is buried in the Chapel of Santa Llúcia, which he had constructed.
The cathedral has a secluded Gothic cloister where 13 white geese are kept, the number explained by the assertion that Eulalia was 13 when she was martyred.
A program of cleaning and restoration of the cathedral was carried out from 1968–72.
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Great vibes! Best during moony night full of stars! Nice place to sit . Stare at the sky and the magnificent cathedral.
Beautiful cathedral, worth a visit if you’re in town and if you’re into architecture/are religious. I am neither but went there because I was with my family. FYI there is wheelchair access, just not through the main entrance. Ask someone .. Read more »at the main entrance for directions and they will help you. People with reduced mobility get in free too.
Absolutely beautiful cathedral. I loved the whole Gothic quarter. So many places to eat and drink. We enjoyed this whole area when we were on vacation in Barcelona from the USA. Amazing people and architecture. This cathedral was very packed with tou.. Read more »rist hardly room to walk so might want to check popular times on their website .