The cathedral was built from the 13th to 15th centuries, and In the late 19th century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches.
It is a church full of art masterpieces, such as statues, paintings, frescoes, altarpieces. Unfortunately, almost all side chapels are barred with iron grates, that make it difficult to enjoy the pieces of art.
The crypt contains the burial site of St. Eulalia, patron of Barcelona.
The cloister is very beautiful, and characterized by the presence of the cathedral's geese.