The gothic stucture is the main cathedral of Barcelona and pathway to the Gothic Quarter
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 pathway to 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.
- 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.
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.
Saturdays: 18:00 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.
You can also visit the cathedral with the popular Barcelona Highlights tour.
Metro: Line 1, Catalunya Station. Line 4, Jaume I Station
Address: Plà Seu 3, 08002
Other places of worship worth visiting
Barcelona has many interesting and world famous places of worship, well worth the visit
The Sagrada Familia is definitely the most famous building in Barcelona. This masterpiece by Gaudí, is one of the most striking monuments ever built in the world
Santa María del Mar
Santa Maria del Mar is one of the few true examples of the catalan gothic style. Is famous for being the background setting of the best selling book “La Catedral del Mar”
This peculiar mountain range, is home to the Monastery and the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia. It’s a very popular one day trip from Barcelona
Gaudí Crypt (World Heritage Site by the UNESCO), was built for the textile state of Colonia Güell, in the outskirts of Barcelona