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Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona

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Church Tourist Spot
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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  • We stopped by the cathedral on our first day in Barelona. After seeing the Vatican and also the great gothic cathedral in Milan and Paris, this is a lesser site compared to those. If you visiting the ...  more »
  • Amazing cathedral.. went on a Sunday so was crowded.. just what we expected for a Sunday morning visit.. the only thing for the ladies and girls is to make sure they don't expose their shoulders and l...  more »
  • A must see when you are visiting Barcelona. The cathedral is a great piece of architecture both outside and inside. I love the small side chapels and the little courtyard garden. If you are going insi...  more »
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  • Beautiful building with amazing architecture and imagery. You need to have your shoulders covered and have longer shorts/skirts on to enter. On Sunday it costs 7 euros to go in but it's free the other days. You can also pay 3 euro to go on top of the roof! I've attached some pictures of those views. It was definitely worth it for 3 euros.
  • A nice place to visit. Be advised that if you want to enter both men and women should wear decent clothes. Not to much skin exposure.
  • A must view place to visit if you are tourist. It has amazing gothic architecture with a really nice ambience. You can enter the church for free between morning 9 to 13h and from 17h to 19h
  • This Gothic cathedral needs to be seen in order to appreciate it. Beautiful and ornate chapels on all sides. A must see.
  • I hit that place upon a bicycle tour Easter 1998. This is an amazing architecture. Spent some time there...

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Where to stay in Barcelona

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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