Barcelona Cathedral

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Barcelona Cathedral
4.5
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A beautiful gothic cathedral with stained glass windows dating back 500 years.
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN1,018 contributions
The extended tour and the rooftop terrace were excellent.
Oct 2021 • Couples
We did the extended self guided audio tour, which easily took 90+ minutes. Access to the roof is via elevator, which felt like cheating (but, of course, was very easy)! Beautiful cathedral that took centuries to complete construction.

Well worth the visit. Note that from the roof, you get a seemingly eye-to-eye vantage of the Basilica de la Sagrada Familia in the distance.
Written 1 October 2021
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Ron T
Greenville, SC3,267 contributions
beautiful gothic cathedral
Sep 2021
Visited here in JUL 2018, but could not go inside (church services). This time was able to go inside and see the wonderful Gothic architecture.
Written 19 September 2021
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Arthur
Kent, UK21 contributions
Beautiful cathedral
Sep 2021 • Couples
Barcelona’s cathedral is beautiful, majestic and well decorated, it’s gothic style is like no others from outside and insidethe views from the roof are amazing too.
Written 13 September 2021
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Enjoytravelz
France101 contributions
Beautiful Gothic cathedral
Aug 2021 • Couples
You can visit the cathedral for free during visiting hours, it closes at 7 pm on weekdays and if you wish to visit it past that time, you can buy a ticket directly at the cathedral. In any case you'll be charged extra to go on the rooftop. It's a gorgeous Gothic cathedral both inside and inside.
Written 10 August 2021
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robgarrettcurator
Gdynia, Poland328 contributions
Don't forget the roof walk!
Jul 2021
The Cathedral is a must-see, both inside and out... and don't forget the roof. Yes, included in the ticket, you can take a tiny lift to the roof and enjoy a close-up view of the Cathedral spires and the rooftops of Barcelona. Open for viewing from 10:00 am and I recommend going early to avoid crowds.
Written 27 July 2021
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA882 contributions
A cathedral as a museum
Jul 2021
There are some posts here that suggest ways to get in for free, but my understanding was that it's €9 in any case, except for Holy Mass. And I paid, but I think "working" churches shouldn't charge entry - maybe for some museal areas, but if one conceives of a place of worship as a museum, something is wrong. Ofc, Catalan Catholicism isn't exactly very vibrant these days, but still, this is not a good idea. (There were none, or almost no, worshippers; even the prayer chapels were empty.)

The Gothic cathedral is fine; it's not especially overwhelming, and the Holy Family by Gaudi is serious competition, but it is a nice large church with a lot of side chapels. What is noteworthy is that there are practically no important works of art here - consequence of the Spanish secularization waves or the Republic period? All art is more or less decorative, yet it doesn't come together as a whole.

Covid19 response is never easy, but one of the key features of the visit is to take an elevator to the roof and to see the gargoyles as well as Barcelona. The problem was that - maybe because of distancing - there was a huge line although it was overall not full; they then let a large wedding party cut in line as well, which on the one hand is understandable, but that must happen a lot and in the end it really impedes the flow. It was literally the one waiting line like that during my stay in Barcelona, and I then just left the line as it really took too long.

Highlight for me were the cloisters with the fountain and the Eulalia geese; this is charming, although it is cordoned off; the water was dirty; the geese did not seem too happy; and there was a seedy feeling about the place, alas.

Still, a charming place, and the surroundings are quite nice as well.
Written 11 July 2021
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Solomon S
La Crosse, WI2 contributions
Shame
Jun 2020
The tour man tried to steal my money, the other guide was way too touchy down there. Not a good place for a first date.
Written 11 May 2021
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Barcelona Y Day Trips
Barcelona, Spain31 contributions
How to visit Free ?
Jan 2021
This is a must visit on your trip to Barcelona. plan to go there before 12:30 to could enter free and without entrance fee .
he history, artwork, artifacts in the Cathedral are remarkable .
ask inside to see famous 13 guesses and dancing egg .
Written 28 January 2021
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Flyawhey | Health & Travel Blog
Lexington, KY152 contributions
Beautiful Architecture in the Gothic Quarter
Feb 2020
I didn't go into the cathedral, but I know that was an option. I went during the high season of July 2019. It's very beautiful and just walking to catch a glimpse of it was quite nice.
Written 10 January 2021
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wila2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
La Sagrada!
Jul 2020
We only saw the outside of the cathedral but the view is stunning. We made tons of great photos. It is probably one of the most emblematic places in Barcelona, don´t miss it!
Written 5 January 2021
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