Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral
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A beautiful gothic cathedral with stained glass windows dating back 500 years.
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Neighborhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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  • gringottsgoblin
    371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The other Great cathedral is Barcelona
    Where does one start. There are many things to do in this location. First make sure you go to the cloisters. Ideally go latish. There are queues so timing is everything and the cloisters are genuinely superb and there are geese which occupy the central courtyard. I love geese. The history of the place is amazing and the architecture divine. We did this on a Saturday evening and it was quite delightful. The following day was Palm Sunday and the previous day a security guy had advised us how we could attend the Palm Sunday mass (which as a catholic i was happy to do. After all Palm Sunday in Spain.. it’s going to be full on) anyway instructed we went through the side door along with the rest of the congregation and attended the mass prior to the procession. Of course this was great and we were in the cathedral so got to see the interior in all its glory and in action as it were. Obviously we hung around and looked at the interior while preparation for the procession were underway. We then went outside and grabbed a spot close to the facade awaiting the Palm Sunday ceremony of the blessing of the Palms. The steps and square were thronged with thousands of locals (no tourists here) holding the most exquisite and complex palms. Then the cardinal and bishops commenced the ceremony at the main door and steps and then processed down the steps into the square sprinkling holy water while the crowds pressed forward to get closer often holding up their children who were stretching out with their Palms to get them blessed. This was a true unadulterated and genuine moment of devotion and this was real Barcelona when the residents took over for their celebration. I was so glad to be there and like I said when the Spanish and Catalans do this sort of thing it’s almost like stepping back hundreds of years except there is nothing contrived about this. Great church great history great atmosphere and a great experience. This is what travel is all about. An absolute five and a once in a lifetime experience
    Visited May 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 20, 2023
  • Cole D
    Devon, United Kingdom9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Barcelona's second best finest building!
    Second best architectural building in the city behind the Sagrada Familia of course! Very touristy as its in the centre of the Gothic quarter really but deffo worth the visit. Inside was lovely, really beautiful cathedral, lots of history and good photos. As part of the ticket you get to go up on the roof and see the city from up high and that was amazing to have a full 360* view of all the sights in the city, great for the good ol' panoramic photo opportunity!
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 21, 2023
  • Georgie T
    Sunbury, United Kingdom326 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Roof Tour Makes The Difference
    If you haven't prebooked - as we hadn't - and there's a queue for the ticket office, go to the museum to the left where there is a ticket machine. We bought a basic ticket which allowed us to fast track and also enabled us to visit the roof. I have to say that the Cathedral isn't any different from many other gothic Catholic churches - dark and heavily gilded with some beautiful stained glass. We joined a small queue to go up in the lift to the roof. Only the workmen up there get to stand on the actual roof, visitors use walkways constructed from scaffolding and metal platforms. I felt a little wobbly when I first stepped out but quickly settled, however those with a true fear of heights should beware.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2023
  • Wine0Clock
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Cathedral where you can also walk along the rooftop!
    Such a stunning Cathedral. We purchased our tickets online and had a link for audio which was nice to listen to. No one can have their shoulders showing so you need to either bring something to cover them or you can purchase a lovely colourful scarf inside for €3 We also purchased the rooftop view, this was lovely however if you're nervous of heights or walking on metal grates (or stairs with holes), then maybe give it a miss. It's the only Cathedral I've been to so far that's allowed people to walk on the rooftop. You can take photos of everything except one room where there are some very old pieces. There is also a security guard there to ensure you don't. I'm not religious but appreciate the history and beauty of this place, I think seeing Mass would be amazing! Beware of the ladies with painted white faces, we saw them getting in on photos and then demand money for it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Katie J
    Widnes, United Kingdom96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning - highly recommended
    Stunning Cathedral. Absolutely beautiful. When visiting there is not only the vast inside and architecture to take in, but there is also a lift to the roof for exquisite panoramic views of the city. Not the best for people who are unsteady on the legs but definitely worth the trip if you are able. Tickets to enter the Cathedral are available from the museum adjacent to the Cathedral. We paid €11 per person and it was well with it. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • JPSydney2008
    Sydney, Australia29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and great views from the roof
    Stunning gothic cathedral, with amazing views from the roof, and interesting cloisters with geese. A must-see if you're in Barcelona! The area around the cathedral is also really interesting - lots if alleyways and interesting architecture
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • CliveV - The Galloping Glutton.
    Cape Town Central, South Africa490 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, how do you review perfection!!!
    Although I can wax lyrical about the Cathedral and the Sagrada family the story of the cathedral is fascinating, and you should really google the story behind it yourself. Please, please book a tour on the internet at least a week before you intend to be there because the queues to get in can literally snake around the block. Whatever you do, don't miss this.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia1,712 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s amazing to see and experience.
    It’s a spectacular Cathedral to see and walk around and experience the detail of the architecture. Located near La Rambka only about a 10 minute walk and very much worth the effort to see and do. About 10 euros to go inside which is for me too high, as to pay to go in a place of worship is wrong.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Sophie W
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning cathedral, definitely pay for rooftop access
    This is an absolutely stunning cathedral that truly takes your breath away. It’s one of the few religious landmarks in the city that actually enforces the signs, asking for respectful silence in certain areas. I really appreciated this as it gave me time in space to appreciate the beauty of the building that I was in. I highly recommend paying a little bit extra to get rooftop access for some truly breathtaking views of the city also make sure not to miss out on visiting the cloisters and their quacking inhabitants.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Fidelscastrol
    Manila, Philippines767 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if in town…
    Centre of town. Churches are not really my bag Baby, however this cathedral is very nice rather like the one in Peterborough in the UK. Seen inside before..If you are into churches then pay to walk along roof inside. I preferred the great voice of the guy outside singing those sad ballads. Full of tourists as expected. A must see if you are visiting the centre of Barcelona but doesn’t impress like La Sagrada Familia. Fidelscastrol.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
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livelovetraveling18
Chicago, IL43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a must visit on your trip to Barcelona. Yes everyone goes to the Sagrada Familia, but this cathedral is right in the Gothic Quarter. For 11 Euros you can tour this with a wonderfully done audio story of the history of this beautiful and majestic cathedral. It also has one of the best views of Barcelona from the top of the tower and its breathtaking. The history, artwork, artifacts in the Cathedral are remarkable. While we were touring, a woman was singing in the most beautiful opera voice and it radiated through the cathedral. Don't miss it.
Written January 16, 2020
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Paul C
Sandwich, UK69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Getting to Barcelona is very easy you can fly from many airports and it’s a very quick two hour flight. There is a very efficient Aerobus coach that takes you to the Center of the city in half an hour for €6. There’s two buses A1for terminal 1 & A2 for terminal 2, so easy. There are a wide selection of hotels from budget to Posh and so many restaurant/cafes😁. If you are only there for the weekend get to the cathedral and the food market it’s fantastic just for taking pics but also for eating great food. There is a wide selection of food and drinks from traditional tapas to US fast food of course and the bars stay open till the early hours🍺. The only thing to get used to is the seemingly poor customer service attitude in some establishments where some staff seem a reluctant to serve you🤔. Whatever you do you won’t be disappointed so go soon if you haven’t been yet!😎
Written February 2, 2020
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Christine B
Houston, TX2,861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, also known as Barcelona Cathedral or Le Seu, is a Gothic Cathedral constructed from the 13th to 15th centuries (7 Euros per person senior admission). This was our first encounter with the elaborate use of gold in altarpieces here and elsewhere in the cathedrals we visited in Spain, as well as the beautifully carved choir stalls. An elevator and a couple of flights of stairs carried us up to the roof, where we caught our first sight of the towers of La Sagrada Familia. This wasn't as impressive as some of he other cathedrals we visited in Spain but was worth a visit.
Written January 1, 2020
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Gaurav S
Glasgow, UK364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Very nice cathedral in center of Gothic Town of Barcelona. Entry is free but there is a ticket (I think €7 pp) to go upto the Tower (via lift) for the city view. Headset information can be purchased inside the cathedral. Decent enough restaurants outside.
Written January 6, 2020
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
We passed by the Barcelona Cathedral while we were visiting Barcelona a few months ago and it looked very interesting, at least from the outside, loved the beautiful architecture, it reminded me a bit of Notre-Dame Cahedral in Paris. There was a huge queue at the entry when we arrived so I guess we were unlucky to arrive when there was an entry few (7€), if we arrived earlier (8 to 12:30 pm) or later (5:45 to 7:45 pm) the entry would have been free. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area, you can also reach the top for a small fee (3€).
Written January 4, 2020
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staledale
1,542 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Seven Euros each entrance fee. I don't care for the cliché phrase "must see" but this cathedral is truly beautiful, and is a "must see" in Barcelona. Fee includes an elevator lift to the rooftop walkways with city viewing areas and nice photo opportunities; but the inside is the most spectacular.
Written February 15, 2020
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Helen A
Dorchester, UK206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
When we arrived we thought we could get in for free and we were shocked to see that we had to pay 7€ however we are so glad we did. Not only did that get you into the cathedral it also included the museum and the lift up to the rooftop! Wow! The museum was cultural! The rooftop was amazing! I hate heights but so glad that I went up there!! The photos and the memories will stay with us forever.
I don’t like the electric candles inside the cathedral
But if you go into the cloisters you can buy a real candle and choose an area to light it and say your prayers.
The nativity scene was beautiful.
I would highly recommend paying 7€.
Written January 4, 2020
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FabGlobetrotter03
New York City, NY1,349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Cathedral was on my list of things to see in Barcelona but I had stayed on Passeig de Gracia rather than at a hotel close to it. To my delight, the Basilica was still a walking distance from my hotel and I really enjoyed the walk too. There were decorated tree-lined streets as I walked to the Basilica, with lots of people everywhere, and street musicians performing. There was an antique market next to it on the day I visited, and I enjoyed visiting the market and seeing some antique for sale. This is a lovely Gothic style Cathedral. The architectural details are lovely. There was a long line of people waiting to view the interior when I visited, so I could not go in since I had little time but I plan to return here and spend more time at this beautiful church.
Written January 2, 2020
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YO_LOOK_AT_ME
San Antonio, TX2,911 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
The cathedral was under renovation when we visited and it was closed to the public during the time we were there. The area in front of the cathedral is quite lively. Be mindful of your surroundings; there are folks there who’ll approach you to have a picture taken with them and should you do so, will summarily demand 5€ or more per photo taken.
Written January 17, 2023
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MoonaMuslim
729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
"La Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia" is a Gothic cathedral in the Barri Gòtic district. It is not as well known as "La Sagrada Familia", but it is a very beautiful and impressive church. And it is much more than a church, it is an imposing building, worth to visit, even when not religious. It is definitely worth a visit.
The interior, with its 3 naves, shines wonderfully in the sunlight and is impressively designed with many decorations and with a lot of love for details. At the Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia you can find many epochs of European architecture - whether romantic or Gothic.
Besides everything, the cloister (inner courtyard) with its palm trees, the fountain and the swans is a special impression for me.

The roof is accessible and can be reached via an elevator at the Porta de Sant Iu. It offers a great view of the city, hinterland and sea. A great sight especially at sunrise and sunset.
The bags are checked upon entry and you must wear sleeveless, knee-length clothing. So it takes a few minutes to get to the church.

In summer on the small square in front of the cathedral spontaneous Catalan dances of the ordinary people take place every Sunday morning ("'Sardanes"). A few musicians play Catalan music.
Written April 4, 2020
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