Barcelona Cathedral

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Barcelona Cathedral
4.5
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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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robgarrettcurator
Gdynia, Poland328 contributions
Jul 2021
The Cathedral is a must-see, both inside and out... and don't forget the roof. Yes, included in the ticket, you can take a tiny lift to the roof and enjoy a close-up view of the Cathedral spires and the rooftops of Barcelona. Open for viewing from 10:00 am and I recommend going early to avoid crowds.
Written July 27, 2021
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
Nov 2019
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.
Written September 28, 2020
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Jacquie
9 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Great stop. Ticket to view the cathedral includes an elevator ride to the roof to see over the entire city. It was a beautiful building and a definite contrast to the work of Anthony Gaudi. The rooftop views were amazing.
Written March 16, 2022
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Beatriz M
Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
Very beautiful cathedral, I paid the entrance fee I think it was 6 euros for students. I would not pay the normal price I think it was 15 euro, this is a bit too much because you do not get to see much. Just the cathedral and you can go to the roof but it is also a small part where you walk on a metallic platform and that's it. The "museum" is just one small room. I found that it was worth it for the price I paid but more I would not pay.
Written January 10, 2022
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Giulia Z
Durham, UK122 contributions
Mar 2022
Lovely and unique gothic church that starts your journey into the Gothic quarter which is honestly the best part of the city. In front, watch Barcelona come to life with performances and people-watchers and all sorts of people passing by its square. Once inside (book online, you'll skip queues and know availability and price which was 9 euros for an adult), you can admire the bare stone contrasted by the heavy and ornate decor. There is a feeling of peace, mysticism and history.
There is an audioguide you need to download an app to access, or a small booklet, as well as small signs to indicate what it is you're looking at. The end of the cathedral is really wonderful with this cage of stone and the crypt which creates levels you don't usually see in English cathedrals.
The highlight however, is really the elevator to the roof. It's the perfect place to contemplate the city's unique skyline, and you can even spy La Sagrada Familia from there! Just as you sit and ponder below, as you do above with the benches they provide. That was my favourite part. There is a last operation time for the elevator however (I think it's 5.30pm on the Monday I went), so be careful of that. All in all, definitely a good stop over for the price.
Finally, the cloisters are free to visit and also worth it. I've never seen a cloister with palm trees as tall as the columns, that was really something, as well as the famous geese!
Written March 21, 2022
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Karl W
County Mayo, Ireland72 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Very beautiful Church. 9 euros to enter which allows you up to the rooftop as well where there are lovely views of the city. There is an elevator so no excuses! Completely different experience from Sagrada Familia. Much more solemn, historical and holy, in a sense. Totally worth it! Recommended!
Written December 1, 2021
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mery_lotos
Istanbul, Turkey45 contributions
Feb 2020
It is unbelievable place which is top-high-must-see place in Barcelona. If you visit Sagrda Familia but not this cathedrall you won't be able to understand how amazing Barcelona is.
The entrance's cost is 7 euros perperson, but it woth each penny. From the first step you can smel, see and feel this atmosohere which is making you really cry. I was seatting inside more than 40 min just staring on the centre of this magic place and found myself crying.
The walls, ceil and each itch is taking you away to thse times when this place bild.
And the square before this cathedrall is huge and even if you do not ger inside of this building, just seat in front of it and just loook.
Written February 11, 2020
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Bluegirl72
256 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Stunning cathedral with lots of character. Area & architecture is beautiful to see. Very vibrant area with lots to see & do. The street entertainers are fantastic but be aware of pick pockets waiting to take advantage as you're innocently watching.
Written January 1, 2022
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Lorrie W
Milwaukee, WI110 contributions
Jan 2022
The 12 disciples greet you at the front door (Paul replaces Judas). Peter with the upside down cross and Paul with the sword stand together. John holds the chalice with the snake (to represent the time the emperor of Rome tired to poison him but failed). Beautiful
Written January 16, 2022
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Paul C
Sandwich, UK29 contributions
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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