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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Barcelona Cathedral and other Barcelona attractions using our handy Barcelona vacation route planner.
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  • Worthy of being visited, it is majestic, located in the Gothic quarter its style pays tribute to the same name. It has a central nave with two side aisles and a semi circle behind the Altar. In all there are beautiful chapels. In the center of the Cathedral is located its great choir, with wood carved their banks and large backups. The altarpieces, paintings and sculptures of each chapels are beautiful. Under the High Altar is the crypt of Santa Eulalia. Morning and afternoon admission is also free to the cloister, but the choir is closed and must be paid. Around noon entry is paid for everything, incredible!
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  • Gothic style she is huge and very beautiful. Have a garden in the back hidden whose entrance is on the side street.
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  • Definitely my favourite building in the city. It is huge inside, the architectural detail is most impressive, as are the stain glass windows and murals. One not to miss.  more »
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  • Very beautiful. Be sure to wear "proper" clothing or they wont let in without a coverage (you can buy for 2 Euros next to the church). Make sure to check out the back entrance where you can fond a beautiful fountain inside a patio.
  • Gothic gem with a twist. Beautiful architecture and ornate artwork: gildings, paintings sculptures in wood and stone. Some of the side chapels dating from the early 15 century, astonishing courtyard with fountains, greenery and a small flock of well fed geese. These startle the worshippers and visitors alike with their sudden loud honking, bringing in a sense of humour into the somber carhedral. If you exit on the east side of the courtyard, there are some huge columns from a roman Temple Augusta (1st century) hidden in a little passage.
  • It ain't the Gothic Quarter for no reason. Nice to stroll around the area and find the impressive Barcelona Cathedral, which was a good break from all the Gaudi masterpieces. It's free! It would've been nice to see the view from the top, as mentioned by the other reviews. IG 📷: thearchitectdraws
  • Absolutely amazing. A beautiful gothic cathedral. Sometimes during sundays there are people dancing in the front of the cathedral. Go there and live a truly catalan experience
  • Nice walk in it and free. Exterior was old and impressive but no gothic building could compare with Duomo. Fat gooses were very cute.