Barcelona Cathedral

A Gothic great with geese

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 martyr 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.

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