Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral
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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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Simon N
260 contributions
This is beautiful cathedral in the Gothic quarter. Its a special place to visit and not expensive to pay to walk inside. Stunning design and architecture, which is amazing and the stained glass windows is something to see. The area outside is vibrant with a lovely atmosphere of street music and food. It's just a short walk from the Rambla too.
Written 21 September 2022
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jmhollen03
Spokane, WA19 contributions
Friends
The tour was an overview of the Sagrada Familia. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. She told us all the important details and made sure we had all the information about the basilica. Her name was Irina, from Julia’ Travel.
Excellent guide.
Written 15 September 2022
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,610 contributions
This was my third visit to Barcelona and the first I did not want to enter the Cathedral. Pics I'm posting in front are from this year, and the interiors from 2012.

Despite the fact the edifice is majestic (absolutely 5 stars rating), with a very detailed Gothic art work both, outside and inside, the entry fee of 9 Euros to visit a place of worship (as described on Google maps) is calmly said not correct, and worse than that the huge Samsung ad on the scaffold cover hiding the renovation works disgusted me.

Dear Barcelona Cathedral, entry to a place of worship should be free for anyone with extra paying only for cloisters, crypts, rooftop, etc....
Renovation covers should visualize how the covered part really looks like with a small discreet sponsor or contractor company logo somewhere in the corner, NOT with a huge guy taking a selfie with a newest phone above the Cathedral main entrance in front of the main spire.
I am really shocked with this idea - luckily Heineken wasn't a sponsor.
Tell me, can we expect it to be renamed to "Samsung Barcelona Cathedral" just like "Spotify Camp Nou" ?
Written 11 September 2022
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK995 contributions
Couples
Beautiful cathedral in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Although we didn't go inside, the outside is quite stunning with the ancient buildings to the side of it. There are some steps outside that lots of people sit and watch everyone go by. Located in the square of Placa Nova which has a nice atmosphere.
Written 11 September 2022
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gocha life girl... t
5 contributions
Family
The gothic cathedral was gracefully spectacular in every way possible it was amazing when you see the outside of it I was blown away from reality the outside was outstanding all the details on the outside was brilliant but when you walk inside you are suddenly pulled into the beautiful and amazing place where you see the alters the choir room it was amazingly and lovely to see old decorations and lights and the statues of Christ and everything took my breath away I deffinatly advise you to go here my family enjoyed the history about it amazingly good definatly go here you will be blown away.
Written 6 September 2022
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SFTRVLR
San Francisco, CA1,964 contributions
The roof walk was the BIG discovery at the Barcelona Cathedral. The church is nice but the roof walk was the really cool part- amazing views and really unique to walk on scaffolding on the roof!
Written 3 September 2022
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sgbyers
Lee's Summit, MO80 contributions
This is a beautiful cathedral and worth seeing the interior and going up the tower to views of the city. The very distracting thing was the huge Samsung advertisement on the front - maybe they're funding renovation?? Still worth the visit but go early in the day to avoid the heat
Written 31 August 2022
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Andy
Driffield, UK97 contributions
Family
Why would you put a great big Samsung advert on the front of the church while doing restoration work, just looks terrible
Written 19 August 2022
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MizzyManchester
Manchester56 contributions
A brilliant hotel providing an oasis of calm and cool in a busy and hot Barcelona. The staff all spoke excellent English and couldn't do enough for you. Breakfast was excellent and part of our rate. The bar area was quiet, efficient and very reasonably priced. The pool area was small but a great break from exploring the city. Highly recommended and will definitely stay here again.
Written 15 August 2022
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Jenny W
Manchester, UK15 contributions
The cathedral inside is stunning and has lots of information and great audio tours. Worth going to the rooftop for stunning views (and plenty of space to get fresh air). Very interesting and worth visiting!

Note: Bring a bottle of water on the hot days as it isn't very cool inside
Note: Shawls are provided for 2 euro to cover shoulders/legs if needed
Written 15 August 2022
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