Barcelona Cathedral - Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia, Barcelona

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    CATHEDRAL GEESE

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    A little surprise in the cloisters of the cathedral is this gaggle of geese! Originally there were 13 of them but I think there are fewer now. Apparently it was 13 as it was one for every year of St Eulalia's life. She is one of Barcelona's patron saints and her remains are believed to be in the Cathedrals crypt.
    I went a little mad taking pictures of the geese but they are pretty amusing and were eating out of peoples hands before making a racket and running off in the other direction

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

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    CATHEDRAL CLOISTERS

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    My favourite thing about the cathedral, however, was the cloisters. Its just such a peaceful [despite all the people there] area with a little pond and palm trees, magnolias and orange trees behin dthe gothic iron & stonework - as well as some more chapels around the edge and one larger chapel on the corner. It also gives a different perspective of the outside of the cathedral and the spire. When I visited the front of the cathedral was being cleaned and was covered over, but from this angle you can't see that and just have a nice view of the spire.

    The best time to visit is in the morning when the light really adds something to the overall effect of the place.

    Entry is free

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

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    CATHEDRAL

    by hevbell Updated Jul 6, 2016

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    The main entrance to Barca's Cathedral is situated on Placa de la Seu and it was my first port of call. I was planning on walking around the Barri Gotic afterwards and its right on the edge of it so it made sense to go here first. Especially as it is open from 8.30am

    I'm not normally huge on churches, the interiors certainly, but this place was beautful inside. Its lined by small ornate chapels all dedicated to different saints and totally different in style. You can purchase red candles to place on the stands in front of the chapels and light.

    Entrance to the cathedral is free but you can pay a fee to enter the crypt and choir areas.

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

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    Catedral de Barcelona

    by GracesTrips Updated Jan 10, 2016

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    Definitely see the inside of this church! It is amazing! The gothic designs are tremendous and intricate. We had entered through the side of the church (no waiting) but the front of the church is quite impressive looking. It's hard to believe how the church is wedged into the Las Ramblas shopping street but I suppose the church was there first and everything else was built around it. Make sure to see my travelogue for more photos. Very beautiful!

    Entrance is Free. However, you can pay 3 € per person to visit the choir or visit the roof in 2015.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu, 3

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org/index.php?lang=en

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    Barcelona Cathedral.

    by IreneMcKay Written Jan 10, 2016

    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.)

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    Cathedral de Barcelona - Inside

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 23, 2015

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    The exterior of Barcelona Cathedral looked impressive, however when we went inside the Cathedral we were more tan impressed by the design and outstanding decoration.

    I always enjoy the stained glass in any church or cathedral we visit, and Barcelona did not disappoint.

    The Cupola is a standout! The height of the Cathedral impressed and there was much more to see, but time constraints restricted our inside visit to 20 minutes.

    Well worth visiting.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Cathedral

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    Cathedral De Barcelona - Exterior

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 23, 2015

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    One of the " Must See" historic buildings located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.

    The Cathedral can be easily located as it is higher than surrounding buildings.

    Build in stages commencing during the 13th century and finished 15th century.

    Well worth visiting and located amongst many other historic and beautiful building which results in less walking.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona_Cathedral

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    Barcelona Cathedral

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 19, 2014

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    The gothic Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia was built between the 13th to 15th centuries, with a cloister added mid-15th century. It was named after Santa Eulalia who died a martyr during Roman rule in Barcelona and is buried here. Beside her, the tombs of many bishops and nobles from Barcelona and Catalunya can be found here. Another remarkable feature of the cathdral are the choir stalls, decorated with the coat-of-arms of the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece, who played a prominent role during late medieval times.

    In a chapel, a cross from a warship that participated in the seabattle of Lepanto 1571 can be seen. It is said that the corpus moved to avoid a cannonball during the battle, thus convincing the Christian allies that god fought on their side.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    Claustre (Gothic Quarter)

    by MichaelFalk1969 Updated May 19, 2014

    Adiacent to the Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is a cloister (added to the cathedral in 1448). There is a separate entrance to the cloister if you go past the main entrance on the right-hand side. The cloister is a beautiful place with an overgrown courtyard which makes a great contrast to its arched medieval windows. 13 white geese are kept here, dedicated to Santa Eulalia, who was 13 when she was martyred.

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    Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Nov 22, 2013

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    The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is also known as Barcelona Cathedral.

    You can watch my 5 min 54 sec Video Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 3.55" N 2° 10' 33.83" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Cathedral.

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    The inner yard of the Cathedral

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Sep 28, 2013

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    Through a southern gate of the Cathedral it is possible to leave in a wonderful internal court yard of the cathedral. It is possible to see covered gallery there, a garden with magnolias and palm trees. The fountain is decorated by a statue of sacred Jordi.
    The cathedral has a secluded Gothic cloister where 13 white geese are kept, the number explained by the assertion that Eulalia was 13 when she was martyred.
    White geese live here from immemorial times. It is considered, that they protect rest of the solvent townspeople buried near to the Cathedral.

    Directions: You can watch my photo of Barcelona on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 41° 23' 0.97" N 2° 10' 34.45" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio The inner yard of the Cathedral.

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    The gothic cathedral

    by muratkorman Written Jul 21, 2012

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    Barcelona's gothic cathedral (La Seu) has a history dating back to early 14th century. You can find 28 chapels in the cathedral. The cloister with the geese and the fountain is also very interesting. You can also go up with the lift to the roof to enjoy the city view and the details of the towers. The fee for the lift is 2.5 Euro per person.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    Cathedral of Holy Cross-Santa Eulalia

    by BruceDunning Updated Dec 6, 2011

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    This is the big and main cathedral in the city. It harkens many locals and tourists alike. It covers a city block and is just behind the Juame Plaza area. The completion was in 1450, after about 150 years of construction. The outside has elaborate decoration and frosting with the main doors ribbed of stone facade. Saint Eulalia was a virgin martyr of the city that sacrificed her life of the church during Roman era. Inside is ornate and gold glitter all around.
    Note the times are usually 10-5 daily, but on Sunday, after 1PM and then the entry fee is 5 Euro. Other days it is free.

    Address: Just north of Juame Pl

    Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Santa_Eul%A0lia

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    La Seu Cathedral - Interior

    by Roadquill Written Nov 29, 2011

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    The inside of the Cathedral features many wonderful stained glass, arched ceilings, carvings, paintings, sculptures.A basillica was on site as early as the 4th century. The 13th Century Capella Santa Llucia is part of the cloister.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

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    La Seu Cathedral - Exterior

    by Roadquill Updated Nov 29, 2011

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    There should be a law where tourists must provide the entire name of the Cathedral "Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia" before allowed to leave. Located in Barri Gotic, it has been a work in process since 985, with Gothic facade finished in 1889 based upon original plans from 1408. Who can keep this stuff straight? There is a rather steep charge to enter the Cathedral, which we didn't do the first time we visited around 2004. In front of the Cathedral is a large open area where there is room for open air markets.

    Address: Plaça de la Seu

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

    Phone: 933151554

    Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

    La Seu Cathedral - circa 2004
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