The iconic Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross

The iconic Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, it is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Barcelona, ​​hence its great importance for the city.

A grandiose architectural masterpiece, this religious building is composed of multiple historical symbols related to the existence of Saint Eulalia, a 13-year-old girl who died a martyr in 304 AD, and who, through a series of miracles, became the patron saint of the city.

Forty metres wide, with gigantic towers up to 50 metres high, its full name is the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, and when visiting it one retraces the fascinating history of its construction, which began in the 13th century and ended in the 19th. The dazzling high windows are from the 15th century.

The main chapel, the Capella Major, is one of the most important as it houses the sacred tomb of Saint Eulalia. In the cloister of the cathedral, you will see 13 geese, as Saint Eulalia was taking care of geese at the time of her death. End your visit in the quiet garden, next to the fountain.

Barcelona Cathedral of the Holy Cross
Pla de la Seu
08002 Barcelona

+34 933 428 262