While going on our self-guided walking tour in Barcelona, we accidentally (and happily) stumbled across Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia, Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia. Built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the Cathedral is dedicated to Eulalia of Barcelona, co-patron saint of Barcelona.
Interesting Facts About the Cathedral
There is a cloister where 13 white geese are contained. The number is said to represent the age of Saint Eulalia when she was martyred.
A gothic facade was added to the Cathedral in 19th century.
The roof of the building is renowned for its various gargoyles.
Its organ was built in the 1530s. It was restored in the 1980s and is now used for a variety of concerts.
It has an archives that is open to researchers.
As a part of the celebration of Corpus Christi, there is a ceremony of the dancing egg that dates back to 1636.
Weekdays: 8.00-12.45 (Cloister: 8.30-12.30):
Saturdays: 8.00-12.45 (Cloister: 8.30-12.30):
Sundays: 8.00-12.45 (Cloister: 8.30-12.30):
S.E. CATHEDRAL BASÍLICA METROPOLITANA OF BARCELONA
Pla de la Seu s/n 08002 Barcelona
What about you?
What have you accidentally stumbled upon when you were traveling?
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