The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia (Catalan: Catedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulàlia), also known as Barcelona Cathedral, is the Gothic cathedral and seat of the Archbishop in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

The cathedral was constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, with the principal work done in the fourteenth century.

The cloister, which encloses the Well of the Geese (Font de les Oques), was completed in 1448. In the late nineteenth century, the neo-Gothic façade was constructed over the nondescript exterior that was common to Catalan churches. The roof is notable for its gargoyles, featuring a wide range of animals, both domestic and mythical.

Its form is pseudo-basilica, vaulted over five aisles, the outer two divided into chapels. The transept is truncated. The east end is a chevet of nine radiating chapels connected by an ambulatory. The high altar is raised, allowing a clear view into the crypt.

In addition to Saints Eulàlia and Olegarius, the cathedral contains the tombs of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Count Ramon Berenguer I and his third wife Almodis de la Marche, and bishops Berenguer de Palou II, Salvador Casañas y Pagés, and Arnau de Gurb, who is buried in the Chapel of Santa Llúcia, which he had constructed.

The cathedral has a secluded Gothic cloister where 13 white geese are kept, the number explained by the assertion that Eulalia was 13 when she was martyred.

A program of cleaning and restoration of the cathedral was carried out from 1968 to 1972.

Address: Pla de la Seu, s/n, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Hours:

Saturday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Monday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM–7:30 PM

Phone: +34 933 15 15 54

Architects: August Font i Carreras, Josep Oriol Mestres i Esplugas

Year consecrated: 1058

Height: 90 m

Architectural styles: Gothic architecture, Gothic Revival architecture

Burials: Eulalia of Barcelona, Olegarius, Severus of Barcelona

Function: Cathedral

Barcelona Cathedral ticket prices start at €9.

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