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Pleasant experience

Old gothic-style temple, official building of the Archbishopric of the city of Barcelona in Catalunya. It is named Santa Eulalia after the patron saint of this lovely Catalan city.

It is located in the center of the city and is highly visited by the tourists, most of all for its beauty (even though the exterior was being restored during my visit).

The temple is 90 meters high and 40 meters wide. It also has a cloister. The cloister has a lovely garden and there are four galleries on the sides.

The cathedral has three naves, the central one being the biggest. It has various chapels, 29 in total, with lovely images dedicated to different saints. Although this Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th century, the current facade dates back to 1888 as part of the works for the Universal Exposition of Barcelona.

Most of the interior chapels are beautiful, but the chapel dedicated to Santa Lucía has an old tomb where the remains of Francesc de Santa Coloma rest. The high altar is as beautiful for its window and artistic cross, designed by Federico Marés and the choir area is impressive with the holy stories sculpted in the walls dating back from the 14th century.

The geese in the garden of the cloister surprise me, as well as the fountains full of flowers beautifying the lovely garden, most of all because the day I visited the temple they celebrated a private event and everything was decorated. It was a very pleasant experience to visit this Cathedral and get to know its history.
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Rediscovering the cathedral

I'm very pleased to see that the facade's reformation is progressively being finished and that every day we discover a little more of the rehabilitated face of the Barcelona Cathedral, even though there is still a long way to go.

Around 2003, the stones designing the main facade started to come off and fell piece after piece without anyone being able to do anything. This was when it was decided to cover it with green mesh in order to keep everyone safe. It's been 8 years already. If you go to see it, there are still scaffoldings and workers.

Problems with the foundation are the cause of these successive delays. It is very expensive and hard to find sponsors. This is why the campaign "sponsor a stone" started. People can participate on an individual basis and contribute to the cause.

The interior also needs to be reformed, especially the roofs are quite damaged and humidity and time don't really make it better.

During the Corpus festivities, one can see "L'ou com balla" (the dancing egg) in clouister's fountain, which consists in putting an egg shell and with the power of the pumps in the water it dances. It is no big secret but it is something very typical and that has been done for centuries, apart from being a curious thing to see.

The entrance fee to the Cathedral costs 5€ between 1 pm and 5 pm, including a visit in the choir, the cloister, the museum, terrace and the temple. If you go at another time of the day, apart from not having to pay, you will avoid the crowd of visitors. If you want to go up on the balcony, you have to pay for the elevator (2.50€) and you can enjoy views of the center of Barcelona. It is not very high but always interesting to see a city from another point of view.
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Truly amazing

Barcelona Cathedral (locally known as the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia) is truly one of the most amazing sights in Barcelona, and one skipped by too many visitors clamoring to see the Modernist buildings for which Barcelona is famous. The medieval cathedral dates back to the 13th-15th centuries and was built in honor of Saint Eulalia, patron saint of Barcelona. In fact, her remains are housed in crypt under the altar which is closed to visitors, but which you can still approach and view from the outside.

The most spectacular aspect of the cathedral, however, is the choir. As you approach the altar from the entrance, you'll pass through a choir of exquisitely-carved wooden chairs bearing the coats of arms of many of Spain's great dynasties. The level of preservation is astounding, especially considering the cathedral's age.

Seriously, you can't miss it if you're in Barcelona.
Chris
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Pleasant walk

A nice place to walk. There is a free access from the street going from Plaza San Jaume to Plaza de la Catedral. Inside the cloister, there are very proud gooses that would not stop going from one end to another to see what the tourists give them. You should not miss the small statue of Sant Jordi.
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An exceptional gothic temple

All that can be said of the Gothic cathedral of Barcelona falls short when we admire the attached pictures, because I find it impossible to describe the feeling of majesty that transmit its high walls, its stained glass with Catholic figures, and wood carvings, the pulpit, columns and arches of their roofs. His full name is Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, and in honor of this holy preserved in a Gothic cloister thirteen white geese alive, be aware that Eulalia was thirteen years old when he was executed and was pastor of geese in Sarria. The present cathedral was built between the thirteenth and fifteenth on the old Romanesque cathedral, which itself stood on a Visigothic church that preceded the Early Christian basilica, the remains of which can still be seen at the Museum of History of the City, so up to four temples have risen in history at this site. The imposing Gothic facade is much more modern, completed in the nineteenth century, and have recently finished cleaning and restoring it after years covered with awnings and shining in all its glory.

Un excepcional templo gótico

Todo lo que se pueda decir de la catedral gótica de Barcelona se queda corto cuando admiramos la fotografías adjuntas, porque se me hace imposible describir la sensación de majestuosidad que transmiten sus altos muros, sus vidrieras emplomadas con figuras católicas, y las tallas de madera, el púlpito, las columnas y los arcos de sus techos.

Su nombre completo es Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia, y en homenaje a esta santa conservan en un claustro gótico trece ocas blancas vivas, ya se cuenta que Eulalia tenía trece años cuando fue ejecutada y era pastora de ocas en Sarrià.

La catedral actual fue construida entre los siglos XIII y XV sobre la antigua catedral románica, que a su vez se alzaba sobre una iglesia de visigoda a la que antecedió una basílica paleocristiana, cuyos restos todavía pueden verse en el Museo de Historia de la Ciudad, así que hasta cuatro templos se han alzado en la historia en este emplazamiento.

La imponente fachada gótica es mucho más moderna, terminada en el siglo XIX, y recientemente han terminado de limpiarla y restaurarla después de varios años cubierta con toldos, así que luce en todo su esplendor.
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The cathedral of the holy cross and s...

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia also known as La Seu Cathedral is the Gothic Cathedral of Barcelona. It is sometimes confused with the church of Santa María del Mar which inspired the famous book Falcones: "The Cathedral of the Sea". Its interior and Gothic facades are very marked, typical of 1298 time when construction began. This consists of three ships of equal height. The plant is two times wider than the lateral. Inside find a crypt with an alabaster sarcophagus where the remains of Santa Eulalia. This combination of grandeur, details and decoration make it difficult to deny the spiritual and reflective atmosphere that exists in this room, even for the less religious. Every detail inside the cathedral and has a secret meaning as the 13 white geese that roam the grounds of the cathedral, which symbolize the years of life he had when he was martyred Santa Eulalia. For more information: Http :/ / bit.Ly / aPpApf

La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia también conocida como Catedral de La Seu es la catedral Gótica de Barcelona. A veces es confundida con la iglesia de Santa María del Mar que ha inspirado el famoso libro de Falcones: “La Catedral del Mar”.
Su interior y sus fachadas tienen un estilo gótico muy marcado, típico de 1298 época en la que comenzó su construcción.

Esta conformada por tres naves de misma altura. La central es dos veces más ancha que las laterales. Dentro encontrarán una cripta con un sarcófago de alabastro donde descansan los restos de Santa Eulalia.

Esta combinación de grandeza, detalles y decoración hacen difícil poder negar el ambiente espiritual y reflexivo que existe en este recinto, incluso para las personas menos religiosas.

Cada detalle dentro de la catedral esconde un secreto y tiene un significado como las 13 ocas blancas que se pasean por los patios de la catedral, las cuales simbolizan los años de vida que tenia Santa Eulalia cuando fue martirizada. Para más informaciones: ' http://bit.ly/appapf'
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Barcelona from another point of view)

Barcelona Cathedral offers us the opportunity to access the roof area. After paying "religiously" (which is almost all the interesting to visit this town) went to an elevator that takes us to heaven Barcelona. There are several places in town that serve obsevar viewpoint to this amazing city, but I have to admit that pay to climb to the roof of the cathedral is worth it, because we find a closer view of different strategic points city. It feels a pleasure deity almost up here, because you look down the "mere mortals", and also have the stunning "spiers" of the Cathedral at your fingertips, can unravel the deepest secrets of this construction. They are like magic fingers pointing to rise further, forcing you to raise your eyes to infinity. Depending on the time completely change the view and give us a true and accurate pulse of this diverse city. We recommend that you make the effort worthwhile. And for fans of photography, is a place not to be missed.

Barcelona desde otro punto de vista ;)

La catedral de Barcelona nos ofrece la oportunidad de acceder a la zona de azoteas. Después de pagar "religiosamente" (cosa que se hace pràcticamente por todo para poder visitar lo interesante de esta ciudad) nos dirigimos a un ascensor que nos transporta al cielo de Barcelona.

Hay diferentes sitios en la ciudad que sirven de mirador para poder obsevar esta impresionante ciudad, pero tengo que reconocer que pagar para subir a la azotea de la catedral merece la pena, ya que nos encontramos con unas vistas más cercanas de diferentes puntos estratégicos de la ciudad condal. Se siente un placer casi de deidad aquí arriba, ya que abajo observas a los "simples mortales", y además tienes las impresionantes "agujas góticas" de la Seu a tu alcance, pudiendo desentrañar los secretos más profundos de esta construcción. Son como unos dedos mágicos que señalan al más allá y se elevan obligándote a elevar tu mirada al infinito.

Dependiendo de la hora las vistas cambian completamente y nos dan una imagen real y precisa del pulso de esta heterogénea ciudad.

Os recomienda que hagaís el esfuerzo, merece la pena. Y para los aficionados a la fotografía, es un lugar que no deben perderse.
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Splendid cathedral and the gothic quarter

The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia Santa Cruz is probably the most beautiful religious building in Barcelona. The Gothic style, its construction lasted nearly two centuries (1298 - 1450), but its facade, splendid is more recent. It now hosts the Archbishop of Barcelona, ​​and each element of the cathedral confirms his religious authority: Impressive dimensions (about 90 meters high and about 40 wide) and a sumptuous interior: three naves, a huge organ several indoor chapels but also other rarities like the crypt of Santa Eulalia, many tombs, and a beautiful cloister. This refreshing and soothing has a small central pond with frogs, candles and palm trees, and houses 13 mostly geese, known for being the "guardians of the cloister", but also representing the symbolic figure of the age of death the young martyr Eulalia, which is dedicated to the Cathedral ... Not to be missed on a trip to the Catalan capital!

Cathédrale splendide et quartier gothique

La cathédrale de la Santa Cruz Santa Eulalia est probablement le plus bel édifice religieux de Barcelone. Des style gothique, sa construction dura près de deux siècles (1298 - 1450), mais sa façade, splendide est plus récente. Elle accueille aujourd'hui l'archevêché de Barcelone, et chaque élément de la cathédrale vient confirmer son autorité religieuse: Des dimensions impressionnantes (quelques 90 mètres de haut pour près de 40 de large) et un intérieur fastueux: 3 nefs, un orgue immense, plusieurs chapelles intérieures mais aussi d'autres raretés comme la crypte de Sainte Eulalie, de nombreux tombeaux, et un magnifique cloître. Ce dernier, rafraîchissant et apaisant offre un petit bassin central, avec grenouilles, bougies et palmiers, et abrite surtout 13 oies, réputées pour les être les "gardiennes du cloître", mais surtout représentant le chiffre symbolique de l'âge de la mort de la jeune martyre Eulalie, à qui est dédiée la cathédrale... A ne surtout pas manquer lors d'un voyage dans la capitale Catalane!
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This is the cathedral of barcelona. i...

This is THE cathedral of Barcelona. I do not know if it has a different name than the latter, useful, easy and convenient. Located in the Gothic Quarter, it was built in the ancient Roman city between 1298 and 1460. It thus constitutes an interesting relic of the Middle Ages. The main facade is richly decorated and newer than the rest, since it was added to the end of the nineteenth century. The nave has an impressive carved stalls. A little advice, come watch the morning or late in the day: The visit is free. As for the surrounding square, broad bandwidth, it is like the rest of the neighborhood, charming. Metro: Liceu stop on L3 or Jaume I on the line L4.

C'est LA cathédrale de Barcelone. J'ignore si elle a un autre nom que ce dernier, utile, simple, pratique. Située dans le quartier gothique, elle fut construite dans l'ancienne ville romaine entre 1298 et 1460. Elle constitue ainsi une relique intéressante du Moyen-Age. La façade principale est richement décorée et plus récente que le reste, puisqu'elle fut ajoutée à la fin du XIXème siècle. La nef centrale comprend d'impressionnantes stalles sculptées. Un petit conseil, venez la contempler le matin ou en fin de journée : La visite est alors gratuite. Quant à la place environnante, large et passante, elle est comme le reste du quartier, charmante.

Métro : Arrêt Liceu sur la ligne L3 ou Jaume I sur la ligne L4.
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The cathedral of barcelona was one of...

The Cathedral of Barcelona was one of the few things I could not see on my first two visits to this amazing city. The inner courtyard is breathtaking, full of details while not the largest you can find. The Gothic Quarter is undoubtedly one of the best places to live in Barcelona.

La Catedral de Barcelona fue una de las pocas cosas que no pude ver en mis dos primeras visitas a esta increíble ciudad.

El Patio interior es sobrecogedor, lleno de detalles aunque no es lo más grande que puedes encontrarte. El barrio gótico es sin duda uno de los mejores sitios para vivir en Barcelona.
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Besides the arch-known sagrada famili...

Besides the arch-known Sagrada Familia, found in the old city of Barcelona a different place of worship, the Cathedral Sainte-Eulalie. Majestic, standing in the historic heart of Barcelona's many come to dance on the court. Dedicated to Saint Eulalia, the great protector of the Catalan city, the construction of the Cathedral of Barcelona in the 13th century begins and ends very late in the early 20th century. The Gothic building is still the subject of much renovation. The exterior is impressive by its great facade and two large towers. The interior is also remarkable.

Outre l'archi-connue Sagrada Familia, on trouve dans la vieille ville de Barcelone un tout autre lieu de culte, la cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie. Majestueuse, se dressant en plein coeur historique, de nombreux barcelonais viennent danser sur son parvis.
Dédiée à Sainte-Eulalie, la grande protectrice de la cité catalane, la construction de la cathédrale de Barcelone commence au 13e siècle, et s'achève très tardivement au début du 20e siècle. L'édifice gothique fait encore aujourd'hui l'objet de rénovation multiples.
L'extérieur est impressionnant, de par sa très grande façade et ses deux imposants clochers. L'intérieur est également remarquable.
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Cathedral of santa eulalia is one of ...

Cathedral of Santa Eulalia is one of the architecture of the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona monuments. Catalan is called Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia. This Gothic cathedral impresses with its beautiful architecture and rich décor. According to the story this remarkable building was built between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. Apparently the cathedral is called like that because the body of Saint Eulalia is buried there. She was martyred at the age of 13 years, which is why the interior of the cathedral can be seen 13 geese keep the cloister.

Cathédrale Sainte-Eulalie est l'un des monuments d'architecture de la capitale de la Catalogne, Barcelone. En catalan on l'appelle Catedral de la Santa Creu i de Santa Eulàlia. Cette cathédrale de style gothique impressionne par son architecture ravissante et son décor riche. Selon l'histoire cette construction remarquable a été construite entre xiiie et xve siècles. Apparemment la cathédrale est appelée comme ça parce que le corps de sainte Eulalie y est enterré. Elle a été martyrisée à l'âge de 13 ans, voilà pourquoi à l'intérieur de la cathédrale on peut voir 13 oies qui gardent le cloître.
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The cathedral sainte eulalie

Real piece de resistance of the Gothic Quarter of Montpellier, the Cathedral Sainte Eulalie is located in the heart of downtown. Unmissable tourist attraction as well as the Sagrada Familia and the Montjuïc, yet it attracts less crowded and it is not difficult to visit without too much delay. Forbidden to have shorts or bare shoulders to go out of respect for the sacredness that this place represents.

La cathédrale sainte eulalie

Véritable pièce de résistance du quartier gothique de Montpellier, la cathédrale Sainte Eulalie est située en plein cœur du centre-ville. Attraction touristique immanquable au même titre que la Sagrada Familia ou le Montjuïc, elle attire pourtant moins de monde et il n'est pas difficile de la visiter sans trop attendre. Interdit d'avoir un short ou les épaules dénudées pour rentrer, par respect pour le côté sacré que ce lieu représente.
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The barcelona gtica cathedral is loca...

The Barcelona Gtica Cathedral is located in the Barri Gotic of Condal city. The cloister gtico the stunning cathedral, the works of this magnificent church began in 1298. Besides the cloister highlight the imposing façade and the crypt of Santa Eullia, the Capella de Sant Benet and its Nave. indispensable visit to Barcelona Cathedral.

A Catedral Gótica de Barcelona situa-se no Barri Gotic da cidade condal. O claustro gótico da catedral é deslumbrante, as obras desta magnífica igreja começaram em 1298. Além do claustro destaco a imponente fachada, a cripta de Santa Eulália, a Capella de Sant Benet e a sua Nave. É indispensável visitar a Catedral de Barcelona.
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The cathedral in the gothic quarter, ...

The Cathedral in the Gothic Quarter, with the Sagrada Familia is one of the most important monuments in Barcelona. The cathedral can be visited, and the advantage is that for once in Barcelona remains free. The interior is really beautiful, with stained glass windows, arches, columns ... Really to see for your viewing pleasure, but silent since masses are still pronounced. In addition, it is inside the cathedral courrette with a small body of water, fish and geese.

La cathédrale, située dans le quartier gothique, est avec la Sagrada familia l'un des plus imposants monuments de Barcelone. La cathédrale peut être visitée, et l'avantage est que pour une fois dans Barcelone elle reste gratuite. L'intérieur est vraiment très beau, avec les vitraux, les voutes, les colonnes... Vraiment à voir pour le plaisir des yeux, mais silence puisque des messes y sont encore prononcées. De plus, il y a à l'intérieur de la cathédrale une petite courrette avec un plan d'eau, des poissons et des oies.
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Information about Barcelona Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral Phone Number
+34 933 428 260
+34 933 428 260
Barcelona Cathedral Address
Pla de la Seu, s/n
Pla de la Seu, s/n
Barcelona Cathedral Website
http://www.catedralbcn.org/
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