Cathedral of Barcelona tickets and tours
The Cathedral of Barcelona, officially known as the Santa Iglesia Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Cross and Santa Eulalia, is the seat of the Archbisho...
The Cathedral of Barcelona, officially known as the Santa Iglesia Cathedral Basilica of the Holy Cross and Santa Eulalia, is the seat of the Archbishopric of Barcelona, built on the original Romanesque cathedral. In the year 599 it was dedicated to Santa Cruz and in the year 877 is was additionally dedicated to Santa Eulalia (the patron saint of the Catalan capital). From a hierarchical point of view, it's the most important church in the city. The cathedral is located in the Gothic Quarter, right in the center of Barcelona. Clearly of Gothic style, the building is composed of three naves, a central one and two lateral ones, from which you can admire numerous chapels. Due to a lack of financial resources, the cathedral remained incomplete for several centuries, until its construction was finally able to be completed in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.