Barcelona churches and cathedrals The Tyler Group Barcelona
Although there are numerous historicalchurches throughout the city of Barcelona, it iswithout doubt the basilica I Expiatori Templede la Sagrada Familia, who steals the show.
This sizeable Roman Catholic church was designedby the Catalan architect and accomplished hands ofmodernism figurehead Antoni Gaudi and now ranksas a UNESCO World Heritage Site, although thestructure is actually incomplete and never fullyfinished. Serving as the seat of the Archbishop ofBarcelona, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross andSaint Eulalia another striking building. This cathedralwas built between the years of 1298 and 1460 onthe site of an historic Visigoth chapel.
The neo-Gothic facade was added a fewyears later in 1870, is based on an originaldesign in 1408 and has many complexfunctions. In particular, it is known for itsnumerous roof gargoyles, which consist ofa series of mythical creatures andanimals.
CATEDRAL DE LA SANTA SANTA EULALIA CREU I(CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY CROSS AND ST. EULALIA)Address: Pla Seu, 3, 08002, Barcelona, Spain SpainTel: + 34 (0) 93 315 1554
Dedicated to Eulali, a patron saint of the city, thecathedral of Barcelona is richly decorated and atruly unique sight. The interior is large and full oforiginal features. This is actually one of the fewchurches in the city not to be damaged in civilwars.
With chapels, magnificent Gothic architecture andmany interesting tombs you are also able to visit theroof via steps or a lift. Interestingly, the monasterywas called home by some 13 white geese, withinthe font class Oques (also the geese live). Majorrenovation began in 1968 and lasted for just overfour years.
CATEDRAL DE GIRONA (GIRONACATHEDRAL)Address: Plaça de la Catedral, Girona, SpainGirona Cathedral is just over an hour north-east of Barcelona, a beautiful church withmany interesting features, including abeautiful baroque façade. Much of thebuilding has changed over the centuries andthere is also a museum with many historicalexhibits.