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The Cathedral – Barcelona

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Santa Eulalia is in front of the Seu Square, in the Gothic Quarter from Barcelona.

Barcelona's cathedral

It began to be built at the end of the 13th century, so we can appreciate in it a interesting mix of architectural styles with his gothic cloister, their 28 baroque side chapels and its magnificent 19th century facade with beautiful modernist stained glass windows.

Cathedral columns

Highlights the Crypt of Santa Eulalia with the alabaster sarcophagus of the saint, from 1327. And the five doors Of great beauty:

Crypt

The main, on the facade that overlooks the square, in a neo-Gothic style and chaired by a sculpture of Christ and the figures of the Apostles on the sides. The oldest, the San Ivo Portal, which was for a long time the main entrance, with a primitive ogival arch of the Catalan Gothic. The Gate of La Piedad, which is on the corner with the entrance to the cruise. The Santa Eulalia Gate, is the entrance by the Cloister, with some archivolts carved with fine foliage. And the St. Lucia Gate, Romanesque style and where you enter the Chapel of Saint Lucia.

Map of the Cathedral

It can be visited daily between 8 am and 12.30 pm and from 5 pm to 7.30 pm. The Church visit is free. They also offer a tourist visit which includes the entrance to the cloister, choir, terrace and museum with a € 5 fee.

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