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The Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, commonly known as the Barcelona Cathedral, is a remarkable architectural and religious monument in the capital city of Catalonia. Constructed from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, the cathedral is known for its magnificent gothic style of architecture. The Barcelona Cathedral is where his holiness, the Archbishop of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain sits.

Why visit Barcelona Cathedral?

Barcelona Cathedral
  • The Chapel of the Holy Christ of Lepanto houses a figure believed to have miraculously dodged a cannonball during the 1571 battle of Lepanto or protected the ship from sinking. A replica of the galley can be seen at the Maritime Museum.
  • Barcelona Cathedral also houses the stately Gothic and Baroque altarpieces, part of the Church of Saint Severas as well as the 140 statues of saints that call the cathedral home.
  • You can admire the wonder of the choir, the baptistery, and the tomb of Saint Eulalia.
  • There's an adjoining cloister that features a verdant tropical garden that is home to 13 white geese that represent the age Saint Eulalia (the saint the Barcelona Cathedral was built in honor of) is believed to have died.
  • Accessible from the Chapel of the Holy Innocents, the cathedral's flat roofs provide distinctive views of the Gothic Quarter, allowing one to appreciate the towers and the lantern tower's intricate details.

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Which Barcelona Cathedral ticket is best for You?

Barcelona Cathedral Ticket Options

If you are on a budget

  • Go for: Skip the line
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Guide: Virtual audio guide
  • This ticket provides entry to the cathedral, the choir and rooftop, the Capitular Room and Chapter Hall, and the Diocesan Museum. It also includes a virtual audio guide.

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Barcelona Cathedral floor and cloister

The Cathedral floor and cloister

Located right next to the Barcelona Cathedral and easily accessible from the cathedral floor, is the cloister. It was built much later than the cathedral, sometime in the 14th century, and is considered just as beautiful, if not more. It is loved for the charming courtyard with tall palm trees; a refreshing change of scenery in the Gothic Quarter. Here, you also get to see the 13 geese bathing in the Well of the Geese. The geese are believed to represent the age at which Saint Eulalia was martyred. It is also one of the only places to host Barcelona's most striking tradition of 'Ou com Balla' or dancing egg.

Barcelona Cathedral choir

The choir

One of the most magnificent sights and significant sculpture works inside Barcelona Cathedral is that of the choir or choir seats that date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. Built in the Catalan Gothic style, its canopies and pinnacles were made by the sculptor Michael Lochner and his disciple Johan Friedrich at the end of the 15th century. Having preserved its charm as is, on these seats you see the details such as the coats-of-arms of the knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece which were painted on the backs of all the choir seats.

Barcelona Cathedral Museum

The Museum

Gothic Barcelona Cathedral has a small museum too, that is located under the gallery of the cloister next to the chapel dedicated to Saint Lucia. The museum does not have too many artefacts on display. However, the few works here are considered to be of great importance, like the works of Spanish gothic painter Bartolomé Bermejo. You will also find the terracotta sculpture of Saint Eulalia by Anthony Claperós, and paintings of Saint Bernardino and the Guardian Angel. Another significant piece is the monstrance, from the late-14th century, made up from the campaign throne of King Martin the Humane.

Barcelona Cathedral Chapel of Lepanto

Chapel of Lepanto

The Chapel of Lepanto was built as a small chapterhouse or place to hold meetings. It is considered special because it holds an unusual crucifix known as the Holy Christ of Lepanto. The crucifix is famous for its slanted shape, which according to legend occurred when it was aboard a royal ship under the attack of a cannonball fire. It is believed that the crucifix miraculously leaned to the side on its own to avoid the fire and has stayed slanted that way since. Another story says the cross was in the ship and was moved to cover a large hole that would've sunk the ship.

Barcelona Cathedral Highlights- Rooftop


To enjoy spectacular views of the city of Barcelona take the elevator up to the rooftops from the Barcelona Cathedral. It can be accessed through the chapel of Innocent Saints. This is an especially good idea if you're on a time-crunch, you'll only have to pay a small fee to use the lift. Once here, you get to take in the views of central Barcelona and some of the well-known parts of the city like the two bell towers, the two lateral pinnacles, the cimborio crowned by the Holy Cross, the cloister and just a beautiful panoramic view of Barcelona.

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Sagrada Familia - Nearby Barcelona Cathedral
  • La Boqueria Market: Visit Barcelona's busiest and Europe's most popular vibrant meat and produce market.
  • Ciutadella Park: Stroll through Barcelona's most popular and picturesque park with a vast green expanse and several attractions.
  • Gothic Quarter: The Gothic Quarter of Barcelona dates back to the Middle Ages. It is known for its gorgeous winding roads, beautiful architecture, and hidden gems like restaurants, boutique shops, and more. 
  • Sagrada Familia: Already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, despite still in the process of completion, the Sagrada Familia has become an iconic, surreal structure by Antoni Gaudi, slated for completion in 2026.
  • Picasso Museum: Home to over 4,000 works of art by the greatest of great, Pablo Picasso, the Picasso Museum is Barcelona's most popular and most visited art studio.
Barcelona Cathedral Tips
  • Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.
  • If you are planning on visiting the rooftop, be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • There is a small café in the cloister where you can grab a snack or a drink.
  • The cathedral is located in the Gothic Quarter, so there are many restaurants and shops nearby where you can have lunch or dinner before or after your visit.
Hotels in Barcelona

Budget: Hostel One Ramblas, Generator Barcelona, Ibis Budget Barcelona Centro

Mid-range: Hotel Soho Barcelona, Catalonia Catedral, Hotel Barcelona Catedral

Luxury: Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona, Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux, Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona

Tapas - Food near Barcelona Cathedral
  • Estruch A modern Spanish restaurant with a focus on seasonal ingredients. Estruch offers a tasting menu that changes frequently, but you can expect dishes like grilled octopus with chimichurri, suckling pig with roasted apples, and chocolate mousse with salted caramel.
  • El Cafe D'en Victor A traditional Catalan restaurant with a warm and inviting atmosphere. El Cafe D'en Victor serves up classic dishes like paella, fideuà (a noodle paella), and estofado (a beef stew).
  • Bota Pin Fota A tapas bar with a creative twist. Bota Pin Fota uses traditional Catalan ingredients to create innovative dishes like smoked eel croquettes with black truffle aioli and grilled octopus with sobrasada (a spicy sausage) mayonnaise.

Frequently asked questions about Barcelona Cathedral tickets

Are Barcelona Cathedral tickets available online now?

Yes, you can buy Barcelona Cathedral tickets online.

How long is my Barcelona Cathedral tickets valid for?

Your Barcelona Cathedral tickets are valid for the date and time selected during checkout.

Do my Barcelona Cathedral tickets include skip-the-line access?

No, the standard entry tickets to Barcelona Cathedral don't allow skip-the-line entry.

Are guided tours of Barcelona Cathedral available?

The Barcelona Cathedral tours are self-guided tours, so guided tours are not available. You can download an audio guide on your phone which is included in your ticket.

What is the cancelation policy on my Barcelona Cathedral tickets?

Barcelona Cathedral tickets cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled.

What are the timings for Barcelona Cathedral?

The Barcelona Cathedral is open for cultural and tourist visits from 0:9:30 AM to 6:30 PM on weekdays, from 09:30 AM to 5:15 PM on Saturdays, and from 2 PM to 5 PM on Sundays.

What is the best time to visit Barcelona Cathedral?

The best time would be either on Monday at 9 am or between 5 pm to 6 pm on weekdays.

Is there a dress code at the Barcelona Cathedral?

As a functioning church, visitors are expected to dress modestly. Wear clothes that cover the knees and shoulders.

What all can I access with my Standard Entry Ticket to Barcelona Cathedral?

Your Barcelona Cathedral tickets allow you to access the cathedral in its entirety, from the cathedral floor and cloister, and choir to the terrace.