Barcelona Cathedral
Barcelona Cathedral
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A beautiful gothic cathedral with stained glass windows dating back 500 years.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 3 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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  • Wine0Clock
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom80 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Cathedral where you can also walk along the rooftop!
    Such a stunning Cathedral. We purchased our tickets online and had a link for audio which was nice to listen to. No one can have their shoulders showing so you need to either bring something to cover them or you can purchase a lovely colourful scarf inside for €3 We also purchased the rooftop view, this was lovely however if you're nervous of heights or walking on metal grates (or stairs with holes), then maybe give it a miss. It's the only Cathedral I've been to so far that's allowed people to walk on the rooftop. You can take photos of everything except one room where there are some very old pieces. There is also a security guard there to ensure you don't. I'm not religious but appreciate the history and beauty of this place, I think seeing Mass would be amazing! Beware of the ladies with painted white faces, we saw them getting in on photos and then demand money for it.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Katie J
    Widnes, United Kingdom104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning - highly recommended
    Stunning Cathedral. Absolutely beautiful. When visiting there is not only the vast inside and architecture to take in, but there is also a lift to the roof for exquisite panoramic views of the city. Not the best for people who are unsteady on the legs but definitely worth the trip if you are able. Tickets to enter the Cathedral are available from the museum adjacent to the Cathedral. We paid €11 per person and it was well with it. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 6, 2023
  • JPSydney2008
    Sydney, Australia36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive and great views from the roof
    Stunning gothic cathedral, with amazing views from the roof, and interesting cloisters with geese. A must-see if you're in Barcelona! The area around the cathedral is also really interesting - lots if alleyways and interesting architecture
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • CliveV - The Galloping Glutton.
    Cape Town Central, South Africa466 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, how do you review perfection!!!
    Although I can wax lyrical about the Cathedral and the Sagrada family the story of the cathedral is fascinating, and you should really google the story behind it yourself. Please, please book a tour on the internet at least a week before you intend to be there because the queues to get in can literally snake around the block. Whatever you do, don't miss this.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s amazing to see and experience.
    It’s a spectacular Cathedral to see and walk around and experience the detail of the architecture. Located near La Rambka only about a 10 minute walk and very much worth the effort to see and do. About 10 euros to go inside which is for me too high, as to pay to go in a place of worship is wrong.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written July 27, 2023
  • Sophie W
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning cathedral, definitely pay for rooftop access
    This is an absolutely stunning cathedral that truly takes your breath away. It’s one of the few religious landmarks in the city that actually enforces the signs, asking for respectful silence in certain areas. I really appreciated this as it gave me time in space to appreciate the beauty of the building that I was in. I highly recommend paying a little bit extra to get rooftop access for some truly breathtaking views of the city also make sure not to miss out on visiting the cloisters and their quacking inhabitants.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Fidelscastrol
    Manila, Philippines879 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see if in town…
    Centre of town. Churches are not really my bag Baby, however this cathedral is very nice rather like the one in Peterborough in the UK. Seen inside before..If you are into churches then pay to walk along roof inside. I preferred the great voice of the guy outside singing those sad ballads. Full of tourists as expected. A must see if you are visiting the centre of Barcelona but doesn’t impress like La Sagrada Familia. Fidelscastrol.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 3, 2023
  • Globetrotter
    Dublin, Ireland155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spiritual Viewing & Experience with Outstanding Barcelona View
    This is a must-see for those who enjoy old buildings and different depictions of the saints. Not too busy and the view at the top is definitely worth it. A full 360-degree view of Barcelona [unlike sagardi Familia which is just a small viewpoint] . Audio or guided tours are best as not a lot of information is provided. There is a lovely rustic courtyard with ducks outside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 6, 2023
  • Michael A
    Toronto, Canada635 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent
    What a place. Steeped in history, dark and feels almost foreboding, coated and sculpted in fine, fine detail, this lovely, magnificent ancient monument to the 1500's is so, so worth some time. I sat in awe of its beautiful cloisters, loved the meeting room off the cloisters, filled as it is with exceptional art, and also liked seeing the 'treasure' room, with jewels and reliquaries from times past. An utterly breathtaking visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Linton B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Majestic
    We bought tickets and did not hire a guide. There is a free audio guide in multiple languages you can download to your phone. Unfortunately after the first few stops in excellent English, the guide defaulted to Spanish and multiple tries failed to correct the issue. Pick up one of the small brochures to get at least some detail. Don't miss the ride to the roof for a spectacular view. Some wait for the lift and 29 steps to climb after the lift but well worth it.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
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Tim B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Amazing piece of history that serves as a marker of time when reverence mattered. I took my wife and three daughters and this was my favorite stop in Barcelona.
Written May 19, 2024
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Amanda B
Houston, TX292 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Old gothic cathedral in the gothic quarter of Barcelona. Cheap entry ticket and not very crowded. The geese are cool! Not a must see
Written May 6, 2024
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J E
Fredericksburg, VA11,049 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This is such a big, beautiful, and extremely old cathedral right in the middle of Barcelona. Even though there’s a fee to gain entry, it’s well-worth the price. Be sure to go up to the roof top and walk all the areas up there, that’s worth the wait in line!

The architecture of the entire building is stunning! The roof offers great views of the city’s skyline, rooftops, and far off hills.

Highly recommend stopping in and spending an hour or more here.
Written May 2, 2024
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Laura Y
Richmond, VA19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is a great visit to include on your visit to Barcelona. Definitely worth seeing! Go to the rooftop for amazing views! On line ticket purchase was easy! There were many street performers in the square near the Cathedral which offered a great vibe- do pay attention to your valuables if you’re hanging out in the crowds.
Written May 1, 2024
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Hayes_View
Twickenham, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Booked in advance to do the after hours tour. This was fabulous! We were able to walk through the cathedral when it was empty which we felt incredibly lucky to do. We did a tour up onto the rooftop which fabulous views of the City.
Written April 14, 2024
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byMT305
Miami, FL2,555 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia
(Barcelona Cathedral) was constructed over a few hundred years from the thirteenth, fourteen, and fifteen centuries (with subsequent later century additions).
Admission cost is 30 Euros per adult (including
entry to the main cathedral, access to the exterior roof via a vigorous staircase, and exit through the cloister).
The surrounding Gothic (and some Roman walls and tower) neighborhood, and the close-by
archdeacon diocese are also well worth a visit.
It’s a great thing(s) to do in Barcelona, especially when the weather’s nice.
Written April 10, 2024
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James Dwyer
Flackwell Heath, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Amazing to see this beautiful building. €14 gets you into the cathedral and cloisters, which are well worth exploring, and up onto the rooftop as well, which was an unexpected highlight with amazing views. Don’t miss this if you are in Barcelona.
Written April 10, 2024
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Jennifer C
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
14 euros gets you inside the cathedral, up the towers, and into the garden. It is beautiful inside and out. We did the audio tour which wasn't that great, a real tour guide would provide much more insight, but this a site that should be visited.
Written April 8, 2024
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Jason Fair
Merida, Mexico891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Beautiful Cathedral both inside and out with great rooftop walkways for panoramic views of the city. Good prices for a must-see monument.
Written April 6, 2024
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A flying visit on our way to a walking tour rerouted past the Cathedral and in a city without the Sagrada Familia this would be a huge attraction but it is a beauty in its own right dating back over 500 years.

Inside there is plenty to see, the high vaulted ceilings seem to make the building even larger on the inside, a walk up to the roof and you can see across the city even to the distant Sagrada Familia. Back inside there are the 13 geese which seem very angry with life if you go near them.

Overall worth a visit, for 14 euros you get to pretty much everywhere and if you took your time could probably make a morning out of it. I think we were there for about 90 minutes in all but we do tend to move along pretty quick.
Written March 30, 2024
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