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Barcelona Y Day Trips wrote a review Jan 2021
Barcelona, Spain33 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must visit on your trip to Barcelona. plan to go there before 12:30 to could enter free and without entrance fee . he history, artwork, artifacts in the Cathedral are remarkable . ask inside to see famous 13 guesses and dancing egg .
Date of experience: January 2021
Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog wrote a review Jan 2021
Lexington, Kentucky152 contributions12 helpful votes
I didn't go into the cathedral, but I know that was an option. I went during the high season of July 2019. It's very beautiful and just walking to catch a glimpse of it was quite nice.
Date of experience: February 2020
wila2020 wrote a review Jan 2021
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions5 helpful votes
We only saw the outside of the cathedral but the view is stunning. We made tons of great photos. It is probably one of the most emblematic places in Barcelona, don´t miss it!
Date of experience: July 2020
Vadim wrote a review Dec 2020
Murmansk, Russia19,775 contributions2,475 helpful votes
The facade of the Cathedral of Barcelona gives rise to a sense of slight cognitive dissonance. Its spires and pointed arches somewhat do not correspond to the style of not very common Spanish Gothic, but gives rise to analogies with Chartres or Amiens. The impression of the cultural presence of France is enhanced by gargoyles, which not only provide protection from evil spirits, but also an important element of storm sewers. The mystery is easily solved. Built from 1298 to 1448, the Cathedral was put into operation without a facade and spire. The facade was added to the Cathedral more than 4 centuries later in the late XIX-early XX century, designed by the French master Charles Galtes, intended for the Rouen Cathedral (1408). The spire was completed just before world war I in 1913. couldn't see the interior of the Cathedral because of the big celebration in front of the Cathedral. The main Shrine of the Cathedral is not the mythical finger of the Apostle or a piece of the veil of Christ or the virgin, as is usual in cathedrals, but the real crucifix "Christ of Lepanto". This cross decorated the flagship galley "real" of don Juan of Austria, under whose command the Holy League fleet defeated the Turkish fleet at Lepanto in 1571. In this battle, 24-year-old Cervantes received 2 gunshot wounds in the chest and 1 in the forearm, leaving him to write "don Quixote" only one hand. Another relic is associated with the Saint that the Cathedral is dedicated to 13-year-old Eulalia of Barcelona. The girl was tortured for denouncing paganism and stripped before execution. However, snow began to fall and covered the girl's nakedness. I think I've read something like this before about the Italian Saint. Inessa, but her nakedness was covered by suddenly grown hair. The same degree of confidence as snow in Spain. However, the Cathedral didn`t do with the banal relics of St.Eulalia. 13 geese by the number of years the girls live in the cloister of the Cathedral. This is original.…
Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
DERtravels wrote a review Sep 2020
Upland, California1,347 contributions285 helpful votes
This Cathedral is one of the best examples of history in this historic area of the city. There are so many sights to see within the walls. If you are visiting during busy hours, the entrance fee is 7 euros and another 4 euros if you want an audio guide. It is well worth it. Visit the church proper, the crypt, the cloisters where the geese reside, the chapter hall. Dont forget to take the lift to the roofs for a very unique view of Barcelona..WOnderful firt shops, prayer corners. It is an active church so you could be limited entrance during services.…
Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes