Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona

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Walk the 500-year-old halls of the impressive Barcelona Cathedral. Constructed in the 13th century, the Gothic cathedral features a main hall vaulted over five aisles, with dozens of high columns. Saunter the grand hall to admire the high ceilings and ornate altar decor, or wander out to the main cloister where 13 white geese are kept as part of the cathedral’s tradition. Try to spot the famous gargoyles that line the cathedral’s roof and main facade. See Barcelona Cathedral and all Barcelona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Barcelona travel route planner .
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  • This place is beautiful. Be careful of the times. I went on a Sunday and had done the research that the chapel was only open in the afternoon. However earlier in the day the cloister was open for view...  more »
  • A very original Cathedral with some outdoor cover the shoulders and legs (if short short) otherwise access will be denied (sellers offer scarves to 1 euro in front of the Cathedral very good moment
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  • strikingly beautiful, beautiful church, you see that the Sagrada familia's largest and most modern imitation of this beautiful Cathedral
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  • Absolutely grand. I got an opportunity to attend the mass. The interiors are breathtaking and it is quite well managed. The place around is also serene but colorful, and nice for spending a few hours.
  • Lovely city center spot with history and cultural celebrations regularly. Many people spend time on the steps. Others listen to "street performers," many of which have a very high degree of skill, talent, and craft.
  • This place is amazing- you must see it when visiting Barcelona, you can see the whole thing in under an hour or take your time and soak in it's beauty! It's cheap (less than €8) and you can take an elevator to the rooftop for no extra charge for breathtaking views of the city and sea!!
  • Nice cathedral. Entrance is free at certain times and you have to make a donation of €7 at others. There is a dress code, but the signage wasn't clear, something to do with covered shoulders and longish skirt. I recommend going when free.
  • Beautiful and breath taking! My first visit to a cathedral and it did not disappoint! FEE IS 7 EUROS! Check the attached photo for timing details! P.S: free from 5:45 pm onwards but im not sure if the roof top is accessible in this time i'd say don't risk it and pay the price worth it!

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Because the city's metro system makes traveling from area to area relatively painless, you have more flexibility in choosing a place to stay. Barceloneta, the neighborhood surrounding the city beach is somewhat removed from the city center, making its hotels popular with families. Only a 15-minute walk from the center, Barceloneta has a more laid-back beach atmosphere but still offers several restaurants and entertainment options. Farther away from the beach and closer to the city center, El Born is a charming neighborhood well-known for its restaurants and lively bar scene. Eixample is also popular as it is more central and home to some of the city's best shopping and tourist sites, including La Sagrada Familia. For a more traditional experience, consider staying in the Gothic Quarter, the heart of Old Barcelona. This picturesque neighborhood boasts a tight network of historical architecture with boutique hotels and traditional restaurants.
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