Barcelona

Cathedral de Barcelona

Barcelona Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia) is a beautiful Gothic church sitting in front of Placa de la Seu in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. Though the cathedral is sometimes overshadowed by the larger and better known Sagrada Familia, it’s actually just as impressive and a popular place of worship within the city.

History

The cathedral was built on the grounds of a former church and construction lasted hundreds of years, carried out between the 13th and 15th centuries. By 1448 the building was finally complete and was dedicated to the to the cities co-patron saint Eulalia of Barcelona, her body lies in the cathedral’s crypt.

Interior Design

Beautiful both inside and out the church features a 14th-century courtyard, an impressive gothic façade and gargoyle animals adorn the roof. Tourists flock to the cathedral to also admire the pretty stain glass windows, giant bell tower and the detailed statues that dot the walls. We recommend riding the elevator to the roof of the cathedral to enjoy spectacular views of Barcelona’s skyline.