The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Catalan: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century. The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques), was completed in 1448. In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.
Its form is pseudo-basilica, vaulted over five aisles, the outer two divided into chapels. The transept is truncated. The east end is a chevet of nine radiating chapels connected by an ambulatory. The high altar is raised, allowing a clear view into the crypt.
|Monday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:30 PM, 5:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:30 PM, 5:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:30 PM, 5:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:30 PM, 5:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:30 PM, 5:45 – 7:30 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 12:45 PM, 1:00 – 5:00 PM, 5:15 – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||8:00 AM – 1:45 PM, 2:00 – 5:00 PM, 5:15 – 8:00 PM|
Nathalie Lawrence | May 8, 2018
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.
Warren Goldmann | May 6, 2018
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.
Gabriel Bononi | Apr 9, 2018
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
Fearocious | Apr 27, 2018
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.
Dylan Lowe | May 4, 2018
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...
Emiryl paul | Mar 29, 2018
Beautiful cathedral. Rich history behind its existence. Free between 8-12 and after 5pm. Otherwise 7 Euros for adults and children have free entry. It’s best to visit the place with a guide as they talk you through the timeline of changes.
Sunita Lobo | Jul 10, 2018
A lovely cathedral. The architecture inside and outside is so nice. The cost is 7 euros and it is completely worth the price. It is located in the Gothic quarter. There is a shop called La Botiga outside and it has really nice items. This is a must go church in Barcelona.
Nathaniel Winkler | Jul 13, 2018
There is great history throughout the city. This is another example. It's fun to walk around learn about the history and see the sites. When you think about the US and how old buildings are, it's amazing to see these structures when older and still standing.
Paul Alina | Jun 22, 2018
Worth visiting if you are in the area. Spent less than 10 minutes to buy the tickets(on a wednesday afternoon). There's an elevator that you can take to get to the top of the cathedral and enjoy the city view.
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