Cathedral of Barcelona
Barcelona Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia,is a Gothic cathedral built between 1298 and 1420 on the site of an ancient Romanesque cathedral.
The facade of the Cathedral was completely refurbished for the World Fair held in Barcelona in 1888.
The Cathedral of Barcelona is dedicated to Saint Eulalia, patroness of Barcelona. Eulalia was a young thirteen-year old who suffered martyrdom thirteen times by the Romans, one for each of her years, and was finally crucified on a cross shaped like a blade. This cross became the emblem of the Cathedral. It is believed that Eulalia herded geese, and in order to pay homage to the saint, a pond was created in the cloister where several white geese live.
Barcelona Cathedral consists of a central nave, twoside rooms, and a cloister. The lateral naves have 17 chapels and the apse has nine chapels. The Cathedral also has a crypt, where the remains of Santa Eulalia have lain since 1326.
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Ticket Price Barcelona Cathedral:
General admission: 5 €
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.