Barcelona Cathedral

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General Information

The Barcelona Cathedral also known in truer terms as The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is a cathedral that is situated in Barcelona. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona and was constructed from the 13th century to the 15th century.

The cathedral was built to a Gothic style and it has had a Neo-Gothic exterior added in the 19th century, its roof has notable gargoyles erected in numerous places. The cathedral is full of history and has tombs of previous Counts of Barcelona. The church is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, who is the co-patron saint of Barcelona and was a young girl that suffered martyrdom in the city during Roman times. Thirteen geese are kept in the cathedral's cloister as it is thought that Eulalia was thirteen at the time she was martyred.

Getting there

The cathedral is situated in Barcelona and is accessible by public transport. By metro, use line 4 to ‘Jaume I’ or line 3 to ‘Liceu’ both are within walking distance of the cathedral. By bus, use bus lines 14, 45, 59, 120 or V15.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral welcomes visitors to join its services and to tour the cathedral, in which you will be shown around most of the quarters and be given insight into the cathedral. The cathedral is open from 1pm-5pm Monday to Saturday for people to tour, on Sunday the cathedral is open 2pm-5pm for people to tour. Tours cost 7 euros.

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