Barcelona Cathedral is the Gothic cathedral, located at the Plaça de la Seu in Barcelona. Although many visitors often become confused and assume once seeing Barcelona Cathedral that it is in fact Sagrada Familia, they are of course two very different structures. This particular cathedral was constructed from the 13th centuries to the 15th centuries, with the most principal work done throughout the 14th centuries.
It also serves as the Gothic Cathedral and seat of the Archbishop of Barcelona. Although extremely impressive from the outside, the inside is just – if not more – beautiful than the exterior. With high vaulted ceilings, immaculate décor and a sense of peacefulness that seems to exude its every meter, Barcelona Cathedral is nothing short of extraordinary.
Although still functioning as a church, you are able to walk throughout the cathedral and for those who are interested in learning more about the long and interesting history of the structure, guided tours can easily be arranged.
Barcelona Cathedral in brief
|Place||Placa de la Seu s/n, 08002, Barcelona, Spain|
|Locally Known As||Catedral de Barcelona|
|Admission||Free unless a guided tour is arranged|
Did you know that this building is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, a co-patron saint of Barcelona who suffered martyrdom during Roman times?