"Barcelona Cathedral" Barcelona Cathedral - Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Euląlia Tip by margaretvn

by margaretvn

This is a wonderful Gothic building with a Romanesque chapel (the Chapel de Santa Llucia) and a wonderful sheltered cloister. It was started in 1298 under Jaime II but not finished until the late 19th century. It was then that the main facade was completed. The cathedral actually was built on foundations which date back to Visigothic times. There is a plaque next to the font which commmorates the baptism of 6 Caribbean Indians. Columbus brought them back from the Americas in 1493. In the cloisters is a lovely fountain which is decorated with the statue of St. George and the Dragon.

Address: Placa de la Seu.
Directions: Barri Gotic. Metro: Lines 1 and 3 (Catalunya Station) and Lines 2 and 4 (Urquinaona Station.)
Phone: 933151554
Website: http://www.catedralbcn.org

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2003
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