Cathedral La Seu

Cathedral La Seu
Enter the Catedral by the main entrance. You will soon find yourself engulfed in its glowing darkness and slightly scented air (from the numerous candles). Inside are several traditional but highly ornate chapels, beautifuly designed high-backed choir pews, carved lower-backed benches, an elegant retrochoir, and the magnificent tomb of Santa Eulàlia located in a crypt beneath the altar. The tomb of Santa Eulàlia is an important 14th century work of art, executed in alabaster or marble (I wasn't sure).

Construction on this cathedral began in 1298. There is a main area consisting of 3 naves and an aspe with an ambulatory beneath an octoganal dome. Two 14th and 15th century towers rise at each end of the transept.

You can take an elevator to the roof where you get specatcular views of Barcelona and a close up view at the cathedral towers and roof.
It very much worth the price to go up!

Unfortunately, when we were there, the facade was undergoing some much needed rennovation. As such, you see this picture is not my best, but the best we had of the Catedral.

  • Phone: 933151554
  • Directions: Barri Gotic. Metro: Lines 1 and 3 (Catalunya Station) and Lines 2 and 4 (Urquinaona Station.)




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