Barcelona’s Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia), also known as Barcelona La Seu, is located in the heart of Barcelona.
The Cathedral and its square mark the beginning of the Gothic Quarter, one of the most fascinating places of the Barcelona downtown. The square is always full of bystanders, street vendors, street musicians and tourists.
Barcelona Cathedral History
- Gracing its facade into la Seu square, the Barcelona Cathedral was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, although the main facade and all the visible gothic elements, were added during the late 19th and early 20th century.
- The Cathedral is dedicated to Santa Eulalia, Barcelona’s patron saint.
- An important visit within the cathedral are the cloister gardens, where you will find 13 geese (one for each of the years Saint Eulalia lived).
- Take the lift and climb to the cathedral’s roof for a great view of the surroundings.
- A good time to visit the Barcelona Cathedral it’s September 24th, specifically for the Mercé festival, the most traditional holiday in Barcelona since 1871.
Opening hours and Mass times:
Monday to Saturday:
8:00-12:45 hours (Free entrance)
13:00-17:30 hours (Paid entrance. 7€ pp. Groups: 5€ pp)
17:45-19:30 hours (Free entrance)
Sunday & Holidays:
8:00-13:34 hours (Free entrance)
14:00-17:00 hours (Paid entrance. 7€ pp. Groups: 5€ pp)
17:15-20:00 hours (Free entrance)
Weekdays: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00 and 19:00 hours.
Sundays & Holidays: 9:00, 10:30, 12:00, 13:00, 18:00 and 19:00 hours.
All masses are in Catalan or Spanish
- Tickets can be bought directly at the cathedral. Regular tickets at selected times cost 7€ pp, and 5€ pp if you come in groups.
- But, if you visit Barcelona Cathedral during the free entrance period, a visit to the roof as well as the chorus cost an additional 3€ per site.
How to get there
Metro: Line 1, Catalunya Station. Line 4, Jaume I Station
Address: Plà Seu 3, 08002
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