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Catedral de Barcelona


Barcelona | Spain

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The Catedral de Barcelona is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture that dominates the skyline of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, a co-patron saint of the city, who suffered martyrdom during Roman times at the tender age of 13. Top reasons to visit include its breathtaking Gothic cloister, the panoramic views from the rooftop, and its rich history:
1: The cloister is a serene oasis home to 13 white geese, representing Saint Eulalia's age at her martyrdom. It's a perfect starting point to feel the cathedral's tranquil ambiance​​.
2: Climb to the rooftop terrace for spectacular panoramic views over Barcelona. This vantage point offers a unique perspective on the Gothic Quarter and the Mediterranean Sea​​.
3: The cathedral hosts an array of cultural events, concerts, and exhibitions. Its collection of historical artifacts, including the Custody made of gold and silver and adorned with jewels, highlights the cathedral's spiritual and artistic significance​​​​.
4: Beneath the high altar lies the crypt of Saint Eulalia, a solemn space that connects visitors with the cathedral's patroness and her martyrdom story, adding a layer of historical depth to your visit​​.
5: Marvel at the cathedral's Gothic architecture, featuring 215 vault keys dating back to the 14th and 15th centuries, and the intricate details found throughout its structure​​.
For online ticket purchases, highly recommended to avoid queue, see website. The best time to visit is early morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds.