Catedral de Barcelona

Barcelona Monuments
A beautiful gothic cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, complete with intricate stone and gargoyles, Barcelona's central place of worship was started in the 13th century and finished in the 15th.

Know Before You Go

Conveniently located in the Gothic Quarter so no need to make a special plan for a visit, you can just swing by.
Not very crowded with tourists.
Dress Code Modest dress (arms and shoulders covered) is desirable and be aware that services may be taking place when you arrive.
Pre noon or post 5pm entrance is free.
Catch the locals dance on the plaza, on weekends.
Built between 1298 and 1460, La Catedral is Barcelona’s central place of worship and one of the few churches spared by the anarchists in Spain’s civil war. Setting it apart from the other churches in Barcelona is the beautifully decorated facade with stone intricacies and gargoyles that are typical of northern European Gothic style which was added in 1870.

Inside, slim pillars divides the soaring space into a central nave and two aisles. A skillfully sculpted 14th century timber coro (choir stalls) stands in the middle of the central nave. Of course you can wander down to the crypt to visit the tomb of Santa Eulalia or the cathedral’s roof for a bird’s eye view of medieval Barcelona. Additionally, there is lots to see in the surrounding area, such as the 13 geese that symbolize Eulali’s martyrdom.

Visit for free or pay for a special tour between 1pm and 5pm!

Key Highlights

La Catedral sets itself apart from other churches in Barcelona with its beautiful facade typical of northern European gothic style. Inside and out there is plenty to see from the central nave to the crypt and roof. See it for free or pay for a special tour between 1pm and 5pm.

Map : Catedral de Barcelona

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