Barcelona Cathedral, Barcelona

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Walk the 500-year-old halls of the impressive Barcelona Cathedral. Constructed in the 13th century, the Gothic cathedral features a main hall vaulted over five aisles, with dozens of high columns. Saunter the grand hall to admire the high ceilings and ornate altar decor, or wander out to the main cloister where 13 white geese are kept as part of the cathedral’s tradition. Try to spot the famous gargoyles that line the cathedral’s roof and main facade. See Barcelona Cathedral and all Barcelona has to offer by arranging your trip with our Barcelona travel route planner .
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  • lines can get long but move quickly this place is so big it is difficult to get a good picture of its enormity  more »
  • The Gothic structure is the impression inside the largely unaltered available, great! Anyone looking for the middle ages in buildings, is right here.
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  • A beautiful cathedral inside and outside. Don't forget to visit the tower for an amazing view of the city and the cloister to see the 13 geese.  more »
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  • Sure, it's pretty. But it's just another Gothic style church. Except here they have the modesty police selling shawls to cover shoulders and legs (no refunds) and then you have to pay 7€ entry fee. It's the first time I've ever seen a church charge for entry! For those who read the book Cathedral By The Sea, this is NOT that cathedral. That is Santa Maria del Mar which is close by and free to visit. For a church built by volunteers, it's a sin to charge an entry fee. There are also stalls selling candles and other religious objects in the square in front of the church. Didn't Jesus knock over the stands in front of the temple?
  • It is absolutely not a tourist trap. 7 bucks to see a beautiful church and a gorgeous rooftop was beautiful. The places that charge 25 euro per person for a view are a tourist trap. This one was entirely worth the inside and rooftop. Also it was completed in 1420. Go later in the day on a weekday no line.
  • Hard to miss this icon near the Rambla! There usually are stalls set up outside in the square, and if you head in between late November and Christmas, the thriving Christmas market will be popping. On the west side is a great photo op of a small bridge in a small street. Definitely recommend snagging a couple pics there. It used to be free to enter, but going back in July 2018, there was a 7€ entrance fee for visitors. Oh well!
  • Family visit for niece's wedding The main part of the Gothic Quarter is the Cathedral, since we were visiting during the holy week we were not able to go inside. Every building you see on the narrow lanes of Gothic Quarter is a heritage building with lot of history. Since we were getting late to visit to Park Güell for which we already taken the online ticket we could do much here.
  • Sorry but last review was incorrect. It is not just another Gothic church but the most important cathedral in Catalonia. It has lots of chapels and shrines, wonderful stained glass windows, beautiful cloisters with gardens and a great view from the tower. Santa Maria del Mar is not a cathedral but a large and beautiful late mediaeval church. And many cathedrals in England charge entry fee now. The cost of cathedral maintenance is prohibitive and I don't see any problem with doing so and helping to preserve these wonderful buildings.
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