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Barcelona's Cathedral

Local name: Catedral de Barcelona

The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia is Barcelona's most magnificent Gothic building. It is located in the center of Barri Gotic, among dense stone buildings. It is characterized by a monumental, neo-Gothic facade with two polygonal towers. The interior is covered with rib vaults and contains a carved gothic tombstone of Saint Eulalia.

The cathedral was built in stages from the 13th to the 15th century, and its facade and dome were added only in the 19th century. She stood on the site of an earlier Pre-Romanesque and Romanesque church. At the top of the dome there is a sculpture of Saint Helena, who found a tree of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. On the other hand, inside the temple, the crypt with the Gothic tombstone of Saint Eulalia, the patron saint of Barcelona, draws attention above all. It presents scenes of her martyrdom.

The church is made of stone. Its interior is decorated with sculptures and pillars with carved capitals. There are also gothic stalls for dignitaries. There are cloisters by the temple, and 13 geese float in the small courtyard in the fountain, which symbolize the age of Saint Eulalia at the time of martyr's death.

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Pla de la Seu s/n08002 Barcelona , Spain