Barcelona's breath-taking Gothic cathedral, La Seu, can be found - appropriately enough - in the city's Gothic quarter, and is certainly one of the most tourist-worthy attractions in the city. Build between 1298 and 1448, and thus setting a precedent for untimely project management of cathedral construction in Catalonia (see Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia), the pinnacles and arches of La Seu are a truly beautiful sight to behold, whilst the interior is well worth checking out too. Aside from the awe-inspired nave, there are the cloisters full of orange, medlar and palm trees and a resident gaggle of thirteen geese, which represent the young life of Saint Eulalia, a matyr to Christendom. Find her remains down in the crypt (for this reason La Seu is sometimes known as the Cathedral de Santa Eulalia) or head up to the roof for superb views.
Visited here in 2006. Went up to the roof ...well worth the visit with spectacular views of the city. Beautiful Cathedral.
reviewed by Ken Hanrahan from United Kingdom on Apr.11.2013
Didn't spend much time at the cathedral, but the Christmas market was good, if not a little crowded.
reviewed by neil P from United Kingdom on Dec.16.2010
A breathtaking work of art. This church is up there with the best I have seen in France. The story of the geese reminds me of the ravens in London's Tower.
reviewed by Yves from France on Aug.27.2010
Dear readers, a small note about the opening hours of Barcelona Cathedral. The Cathedral offers a combined ticket (visitada especial) designed for tourists, and available in the afternoons when there are no masses. You have to pay 5 euros but you can visit the cloister, church, choir and lift, and can enter some chapels and take photos.
reviewed by The Editor from Spain on Sep.23.2009