La Cathedral

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Plaza de la Seu, Barcelona, Spain

La Cathedral Barcelona Reviews

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La Cathedral Oct 18, 2013
In most cities this church would be the most visited and famous church in the city - but here in Barcelona it might live a bit in the shadows of Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia. It is still well worth a visit - and it actually got some great advantages compared to Gaudi’s church. It is the center of the city so it is easy to walk here from any attraction in the center. It is free so you avoid the steep entrance fee and possibly long lines in front of Gaudi’s church.

The church is a more like a gothic cathedral in old medieval time- though some of the facades are fairly new. Some of the church has an older history stretching back to the late 13th century. Fortunately this magnificent church was spared when the anarchist destroyed most of Barcelona’s churches during the Spanish civil war.

You can wonder the most of the church except a few area where you have you to pay an entrance fee - there doesn’t seem to be much point in paying the extra fee since you can pretty much see all these parts from outside the fenced off areas.

The most unique thing about the church is a flock of geese inside the church. The geese live in a part of the church which used to be a cloister predating the cathedral itself. There are always 13 geese in the flock which supposedly represent the age of Santa Eulàlia when she became a martyr.

We exit the church to one of the big squares in the city - from where you actually have a good view of the church.
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spocklogic says:
I missed this one in Barcelona - my loss!
Posted on: Dec 24, 2013
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