La Cathedral

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Plaza de la Seu, Barcelona, Spain

La Cathedral Barcelona Reviews

irenem irenem
153 reviews
Barcelona Cathedral Feb 28, 2017
The Cathedral of Barcelona is known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. It was constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries. The cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona. She is one of the patron saints of Barcelona. Eulalia was a young virgin who suffered martyrdom during Roman times. The Romans displayed her naked in the public square when, despite it being a warm spring day, it suddenly started snowing. The snow covered her nudity. We did not go inside as it was too busy. There was a very long queue for entry.

Address: Plaça de la Seu

Directions: Barri Gotic. Metro: Lines 1 and 3 (Catalunya Station) and Lines 2 and 4 (Urquinaona Station.)

Not far from the Cathedral of Barcelona we came upon an excellent choir who were singing Christmas songs. Nearby there was an attractive fountain surrounded by many pictures formed from ceramic tiles. I don't know anything about the fountain, but I took several photos of it.

There is an interesting and colourful flea market right next to the cathedral. It seemed to sell a bit of everything: ornaments, lights, records. It was quite interesting to have a look at and it took quite an attractive photo, too.
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Flea Market
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Tiles on the Fountain
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tj1777 tj1777
378 reviews
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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