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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  • lines can get long but move quickly this place is so big it is difficult to get a good picture of its enormity  more »
  • The Gothic structure is the impression inside the largely unaltered available, great! Anyone looking for the middle ages in buildings, is right here.
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  • A beautiful cathedral inside and outside. Don't forget to visit the tower for an amazing view of the city and the cloister to see the 13 geese.  more »
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  • It's beautiful inside, the rooftop is pretty cool (undergoing construction), the gardens are nice too. 7 euros to pay for admission is weird since the other churches around are free... They ask for donations literally everywhere, even for the bathroom, that's too much in my opinion. Still worth the shot if you like churches.
  • The interior (nave) of this holy place is magnificent...it took my breath away when I first entered. Some of the 28 or so alcoves on each side of the nave add much interest. The cloisters are an inviting, peaceful place to visit. It is possible to climb to the roof via elevator for interesting views of the ancient City center.
  • Very beautiful cathedral. The area where it is placed is a nice and elegant area. Good shops and coffees. Lovely place to have a seat and relax drinking a coffee or a beer! Nice people around. The church is awesome and I recommend the visit
  • If you like visiting churches, then this is a good one to see. For 7€ it is worth the money. A very large church with lots of places to sit and relax while looking at the splendid architecture. Also take the elevator lift to the roof for a good view of Barcelona.
  • The church itself is absolutely beautiful on the outside. The architecture is something to look at. The thing that makes me give this place a poor review is that as you enter you are REQUIRED to pay an entry fee of 7 euro. It is not the price that bothers me, it is the fact you are going into a church which is to accept all people of all backgrounds and they were turning people down if they did not have the money to go in. For example there were a group of 4 girls ahead of me that were planning on going in, when they got to the entrance one girl was given a cover up for her shorts that she had to pay 2 euro for and when they saw you had to pay to get in they obviously didn't have the money and the church turned them away and they didn't receive a refund for the cover up that they had to purchase. That really bothered me on a basis of principle. Once you are inside the church is gorgeous, but they have parts that you are looking through bars from floor to ceiling when a simple glass barrier or half gate would allow for better viewing of the beautiful works of art while keeping the people away from them. So between being required to pay to get in and having to look through metal bars my experience of the church was not a pleasant one. The cherry on this cake is the 50 cents you have to pay to use the restrooms after the 7 euro charge...
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